There is NO distinction between the First Amendment
and the Second.
One enforces, and reinforces the other. Either direction.
posted by Pastorius at
England Now Arresting People For Calling Scientology a "Cult;" Also Arrested Gay Advocates Protesting Islam's Stance on Homosexuality
From Ace of Spades:
Mr Atkinson said: "The clear problem of the outlawing of insult is that too many things can be interpreted as such. Criticism, ridicule, sarcasm, merely stating an alternative point of view to the orthodoxy, can be interpreted as insult."...
Mr Atkinson said he hoped the repeal of Section 5 would pave the way for a move to "rewind the culture of censoriousness" and take on the "outrage industry - self-appointed arbiters of the public good encouraging outrage to which the police feel under terrible pressure to react".
Speaking at the Westminster launch of the campaign, he added: "The law should not be aiding and abetting the new intolerance."