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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Fri Jun 19, 2015, 01:26 PM

1. 1st amendment applies to speech you disagree with

If you only defend speech you agree with, you really aren't for the 1st amendment. And when a course case finds that speech you don't like can be suppressed, it's a precedent to be used against speech you do like with in the future. If you want to be a major defender of speech you are for, you also have to defend speech you are against - it's not ok to just sit on the sidelines in those cases because you disagree with the speech.

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