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The US has always had those limitations as well.

It's just that many of my fellow Americans choose to interpret our constitution in a simplistic, childish, and frankly incorrect way.

Our constitutional rights (including free speech) were never meant to be interpreted in a vacuum, irrespective of all other rights.

Our courts have certainly never interpreted things that way. Our courts have always weighed each individual, constitutionally-mandated right against other rights.

They have, but the absolute language of the constitution has led courts to interpret freedom of speech in the US much more broadly than in countries with more modern constitutions.

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