The police state has already arrived here, with surveillance drones for domestic use and a president claiming the right to summarily execute any citizen he deems a threat in consultation with no one.
Erosion of the rule of law is on the cards all over the western world. Carys-what you "condone" aside, it comes down to this: do we have the right to say anything we want, assuming it doesn't directly impinge on the rights of others? Things like "public backlash" shoudln't figure into it. I would like to believe that when someone goes on trial, it's for a violation of a specific statute, not some diffuse sense of public morality. That's a slippery slope to get started on.
As long as it doesn't affect other areas of reasonable free speech, I'm all for it.
Good luck putting that genie back in the bottle.
On the other hand, we westerners don't want to admit how much our courts are just venues for relatively civil feuding and punishment of folks for violating public morality.
I think it should be-over here, I think it is but I don't know your system as well-completely legal to be stupid, immoral and even bigoted in your words. But I certainly don't expect it to be rewarded and would generally warn anyone that they shouldn't do it.