In Ohio a man has been sentenced to a month in jail for making fun of a little girl with cerebral palsy.
Yes, that’s right. Jail time.
I’ve argued for some time now that the “hate speech” and “bullying” movements in this country are going to take us to a place where merely offending other people is a crime. And that’s what we have here.
Is making fun of a little girl with a disability offensive? You betcha. Doing something like that makes you a major league, Olympic-class douche.
Should making fun of a little girl be a crime? No. We put ourselves on a slippery slope when we start criminalizing speech merely because it’s offensive.
Because where does that stop? Are we going to start putting everyone in jail who says something the public at large finds offensive?
This man being put in jail is a free speech travesty. Sadly, there are a lot of people who won’t see it that way.