[Wikipedia-l] German anti-free speech law and Helga

lcrocker at nupedia.com lcrocker at nupedia.com
Mon Aug 26 16:41:25 UTC 2002

> The law considers denying of the holocaust as an insultation
> of the dead. Insulting someone is not protected by the right
> of free speech, AFAIK that's the same in the US.

No, it's not.  Insults are speech too, and often hig art.
We protect them too, and rightly so.  As our supreme court
said said, "If freedom means anything at all, it means
freedom for the thought we hate."

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