It's here: Flat-out speech prohibition, even in private conversations that take place in one's house: Norway has criminalized hate speech against transgender people. A “transgression” can land you in jail for a year . . and three years if the transgression occurs in public.
If you don't think it could happen, you don't watch Canada and you don't read the legal opinions of the SCOTUS Lockstep Left: Breyer, Kagan, Sotomayer (there has never been a block that votes so robotically with one another, but that's another matter).
In Canada, you just need a few more years of Justin Trudeau.
In the United States, we just have to find an emergency of some sort. We're inclined to fling our First Amendment rights out the window for a virus with an overall death rate below 1%. Do you really think we'll demand our right to tell gay jokes if, say, we're in a war and the MSM tells us that our last line of defense is a crack team of cross-dressers who need our emotional support?
Indeed, the Left has made it known that they'd love to outlaw certain types of speech.
President-Elect Joe Biden has called for speech controls and recently appointed a transition head for agency media issues that is one of the most pronounced anti-free speech figures in the United States. It is a trend that seems now to be find support in the media, which celebrated the speech of French President Emmanuel Macron before Congress where he called on the United States to follow the model of Europe on hate speech.
I think we're okay for now. Five our justices are still solid on the First Amendment, and even Roberts isn't ready to jettison the First Amendment entirely.
He'll need to attend a few more Beltway cocktail parties before he's corrupted to that point.