WTF Fun Fact – Fighting Words

Fighting words, or “words which by their very utterance, inflict injury or tend to incite an immediate breach of the peace”, are not protected under the first amendment. – WTF Fun Facts

Source: Fighting Words | Wex | US Law | LII / Legal Information Institute (

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2 thoughts on “WTF Fun Fact – Fighting Words”

  1. “Fighting words” almost always infringe on someone else’s right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. While not as legally binding as the first amendment, such conflicts of rights tend to happen when liberties are taken too far.

    The ultimate freedom is the utter lack of nations, cultures, and civilizations, as all come with limitations on what we can do. Law, a core component of structured civilization, is by it’s nature, a listing of, in part, what we are NOT free to do, after all.

    “Free speech is either free or it’s not.”

    That’s where this line becomes problematic. It’s a symptom of a society that is creeping ever closer to believing that any evil is justifiable by “freedom”

    America has never been “free”. It just had less restrictions than most nations when it was founded. We’ve spent over two hundred years proving why that was a bad idea. The simplistic motives of the common Joe inherently tend toward the selfish over the selfless, and every freedom granted is a freedom we’ve habitually abused.

    My advice is to be wary of any who make one-sentence arguments holding the constitution as the only true law, as G Bac seems to have done. They rarely know what it really means, nor do they understand the intentions the founding fathers had.


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