The concept of "freedom of speech" is deeply important to America. So much so we allow hateful and faculty wrong things to be said along the historical facts. Recently the Alt-right has jumped on this to deny the Holocaust and say horrible racist things since we need "hear both sides". If you can not accept this it is you who is the fascist. If they had their way though they would not give this to those who disagree with them. Their whole philosophy is based on racial dominance and strong leaders who do not allow society to deviate. This is why "fake news" is such a buzzword for them. There is one established state news source (Fox News) and there is no need for anything else. If they had their way CNN, the BBC, and other networks that show the right win Trump voter as a racist fool would not exist. Since they have fake information it's dangerous to let the people think it's true. Recently the term "presidential harassment" has come out. You can not say mean or untrue things about our dear leader. Somehow that is wrong for our democratic society. So why can we not have laws on saying mean or untrue things about the Jewish or Muslim people? It the same concept. This is not an issue in European countries such as Germany or England because they have strong hate speech laws. Yet they also have freedom of speech. England has no specific passage about freedom of speech in the laws as far as I know. Their laws are not in one document like the American constitution they come from many documents passed over the centuries. The freedom of speech is implied from all the laws. In the German media although you can not deny the Holocaust you can say anything you want to criticize laws or goverment. There is even still a Nazi party. They can not protest and march in public as easily as they can in America. So even with hate speech laws there is the freedom to hate. This proves to me that a society can set limits and still have no limit. Freedom of speech exists so you can hear what you do not want to hear. I believe it is important for a democratic society. We need to challenge the status quo or we will never evolve. Who decided can be said and what can not? That is a slippery slope that leads to censorship. However, we should not be afraid to set limits on things that challenge democracy. We can say anything we want and still decide that when some things are said that person has labels themselves as a danger to peaceful society.