It is only a matter of time that hate speech laws will creep into the U.S., if they already have not.
When I read debates online about it, the most fervent arguments come from the Millennials and The Progressives. They do not see the 1st Amendment as being created to ESPECIALLY protect controversial speech. Here are examples:
“Nobody is saying that Christians or Jews want to kill everybody, or wish death on everybody, or shouldn’t be trusted because they might become violent, or anything like that. A lot of people are saying those things about Muslims, though. It’s wrong. The more people say it and the more people listen to it, the greater the chances are that somebody will do something crazy. Hell, people have been attacking Muslims because they’ve been led to believe that most Muslims support terrorism or whatever…”
“I personally don’t think freedom of speech equals freedom of spreading hate speech. You may disagree, but that’s the way I see it.”
"Some ideas do not belong in your “marketplace of ideas” Some ideas are not worth debating, and should not be given the legitimacy granted by a public debate. They should simply be anathema
As Chomsky said about Holocaust denial, “Even to enter into the arena of debate on whether the Nazis carried out such atrocities is already to lose one’s humanity.”"