“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.” Quaint nonsense?
Some activists that have wrapped themselves in the First Amendment for earlier causes now treat the idea of free expression as a barrier to progress. Michael Moore has called for mass “hate speech” reports against Donald Trump on Facebook and apparently thousands of complaints are being registered in an attempt to shut his page down. There are instructions being passed around on how to root out Trump supporters and unfriend them, reinforcing everyone’s filter bubbles. College campus protesters now routinely resort to shouting down opposing views within their own ranks.
Free speech still needs and deserves our full support.
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