The current incarnation of the Democrat party does not think much of the Bill of Rights. Case in point is this gem of a resolution passed by the Democrat Convention in California:
WHEREAS, Protecting First Amendment rights is critical, but is also limited to exclude hate speech using the concept that offending statements first should be viewed through the lens of the party experiencing the hate, and that Jews, LatinX, African-American, Asian Pacific Islander, Muslims, Disabilities and LGBTI communities can be targets of oppression and hate speech for a variety of reasons.
Go here to read the rest. Thus in the name of tolerance a traditional freedom enjoyed by Americans is to be done away with. California, where the Democrats reign unchecked, is to be a model for what they plan on a national scale. Of course there is no mystery to this proposal. Any ideas not in accord with the current loony Left trajectory of the Party of the Jackass, will be deemed hate speech, and those expressing such views will be suppressed by governmental force. George Washington warned us about this long ago:
“For if Men are to be precluded from offering their Sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences, that can invite the consideration of Mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of Speech may be taken away, and, dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter.”
George Washington, Newburg Address, March 15, 1783
The Left in general opposes robust debate because they tend not to be very good at it. Far better to label critics racists, and drive them from the public square. If this country ever experiences a second Civil War, it will be because the Left is doings its worst to silence civil debate.