Originally Posted by Vanity
One of the issues with a greater restriction on freedom of speech is how to word such a restriction: What is the baselines limitations [such as inciting a riot, or being the direct cause of harming others]? What is the line between offense and national security? When is it going against our constitution, or when is it too loose, making it nearly impossible to enforce? Is there going to be a screening for everything of this nature? Who's job will it be to filter speech? How is this going to affect taxes?
This would need to be an amendment and those are excruciatingly difficult to attain.
Yeah, having a constitution makes that difficult.
Our system in the UK certainly has definite flaws, but because law is decided largely by precedent we circumvent shit like that...