Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member Latest Breaking News Editorials & Other Articles General Discussion The DU Lounge All Forums Issue Forums Culture Forums Alliance Forums Region Forums Support Forums Help & Search

GoneOffShore

(17,386 posts)
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 11:29 AM Jan 2022

5 Questions for Free Speech Fetishists by Tim Wise

From the very insightful author and speaker, Tim Wise. He makes some very good points, and there's a lot to think about here.

I’m not shaming your kink, just curious about some things

Look, I get it.

As a writer and educator who makes my living speaking all over the country (at least virtually these past couple of years), I consider the First Amendment an invaluable instrument.

But that doesn’t mean that I don’t recognize its limits.

Nor does it mean that there aren’t legitimate questions about its application or how we balance freedom of speech with other Constitutional protections when they conflict.

And frankly, everyone believes in limits to free speech — even crypto-bro libertarians who think Bitcoin will replace currency and Ayn Rand wrote good novels.
4 replies = new reply since forum marked as read
Highlight: NoneDon't highlight anything 5 newestHighlight 5 most recent replies
5 Questions for Free Speech Fetishists by Tim Wise (Original Post) GoneOffShore Jan 2022 OP
1. If colleges can't be forced to hire bigots for faculty positions, why should they have to allow t underpants Jan 2022 #1
One of the best questions in the piece, though they are all good. GoneOffShore Jan 2022 #3
Mr. Wise Makes Excellent Points, Sir The Magistrate Jan 2022 #2
"A lie goes around the world five times while truth is lacing up its boots." GoneOffShore Jan 2022 #4

underpants

(184,015 posts)
1. 1. If colleges can't be forced to hire bigots for faculty positions, why should they have to allow t
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 11:32 AM
Jan 2022

1. If colleges can’t be forced to hire bigots for faculty positions, why should they have to allow them as guest speakers?

Good read.

GoneOffShore

(17,386 posts)
3. One of the best questions in the piece, though they are all good.
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 11:43 AM
Jan 2022

I expect the absolutists to arrive shortly.

The Magistrate

(95,658 posts)
2. Mr. Wise Makes Excellent Points, Sir
Tue Jan 25, 2022, 11:42 AM
Jan 2022

Particularly in regard to lies flying under cover of 'free speech'. In a marketplace of ideas, lies have no more place than counterfeit money in a marketplace of goods and services.

Latest Discussions»Editorials & Other Articles»5 Questions for Free Spee...