The Land Of The Not-So-Free Anymore: 40% Of Millennials Would Censor Free Speech

America: Former Land of the free and future home of government censorship.

Millennials don’t care much about the First Amendment.

A new study by Pew Research shows that American Millennials are far more likely to support the government banning of free speech about minority groups than any other generation in history.

20151125_pewOf those aged 18-34, 40 percent support censoring free or offensive speech.

“We asked whether people believe that citizens should be able to make public statements that are offensive to minority groups, or whether the government should be able to prevent people from saying these things. Four-in-ten Millennials say the government should be able to prevent people publicly making statements that are offensive to minority groups.”

There’s also a difference in education levels and support for limiting speech.

Those with a high school degree or less are 9-percentage-points more likely to support censorship.

You can draw your own conclusions with that last statistic.

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I hope we have once again reminded people that man is not free unless government is limited. There’s a clear cause and effect here that is as neat and predictable as a law of physics: as government expands, liberty contracts. — Ronald Reagan
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