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Goodbye free speech: Chelsea Handler calls for thought crime laws in U.S.

It used to be that liberals once supported free speech.  Not so much any more.  On Sunday, alleged comedian Chelsea Handler actually took to Twitter to advocate for thought crime laws in the United States.

“2 Chinese guys were arrested in Berlin for making nazi salutes. Wouldn’t it be nice 2 have laws here for people who think racism is funny?” she wrote on the social media platform.

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The Daily Caller’s Amber Randall noted:

Handler was presumably referring to two Chinese tourists who were arrested after taking pictures of themselves making the Nazi salute by Germany’s parliament building, the Reichstag. They were charged Saturday and face either a fine or a prison sentence of up to three years.

NPR further said:

Hate speech and symbols are largely verboten today in Germany. The Nazis, who ruled between 1933 and 1945, used such methods to help whip up support, allowing millions of Jews and other minorities to be systemically slaughtered.

After World War II, the Nazi party was banned and strict rules against hate speech and symbols were designed to protect vulnerable people.

On Saturday, the Chinese men were charged under Germany’s criminal code prohibiting the “use of symbols of unconstitutional organizations,” including “flags, insignia, uniforms, slogans and forms of greeting.”

Breaking the law is punishable by fine or up to three years in prison.

Naturally, Handler would like to see the same kind of thing here in the U.S. despite the First Amendment.

Twitter users weren’t amused…

https://twitter.com/MarkDice/status/894424267592355840

No, it doesn’t sound great in theory.

Give that man a gold star.  Yes, it does appear that’s exactly what she’s calling for.

Another accused Handler of hypocrisy:

Hmmm…

True.  Liberals are terrific at claiming to be tolerant, but when push comes to shove, they’re often the most intolerant of any other opinion.

Good question.

One person asked Handler a very good question:

https://twitter.com/TXIndepndnt1836/status/894424258696404993

One person responded:

https://twitter.com/cmg1266/status/894545559201210371

Sadly, that seems to be more true than most realize.

A post at Dennis Michael Lynch’s website adds:

For someone who makes a living saying edgy things under the security blanket of humor, her take is a scorching one. Five minutes of thought would have swayed her away from sending it out, as fans immediately responded saying she should “rethink her stance.”

Media analyst Mark Dice shredded Handler as only he can:

Indeed, as Dice points out, liberalism is destroying America…

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Joe Newby

A 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Joe ran for a city council position in Riverside, Calif., in 1991 and managed successful campaigns for the Idaho state legislature. Co-author of "Banned: How Facebook enables militant Islamic jihad," Joe wrote for Examiner.com from 2010 until it closed in 2016 and his work has been published at Newsbusters, Spokane Faith and Values and other sites. He now runs the Conservative Firing Line.

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