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Thread #162832 Message #3878436
Posted By: Joe Offer
24-Sep-17 - 02:09 AM
Thread Name: BS: Free speech- as long as you're Liberal.
Subject: RE: BS: Free speech- as long as you're Liberal.
Steve Shaw says: When it comes to institutions cancelling speeches due to threats of violence, hate speech, etc., we shouldn't conflate the refusal to provide a platform with restriction of free speech.
Exactly. Many campuses have "free speech areas," and I think that's a good idea. Some don't allow amplification in such areas, and I think that's also a good idea. But providing indoor speaking space to purveyors of hate? Nope.
And make no mistake, Ann Coulter is a purveyor of hate.
Torches and burning crosses and open-carry weapons are threatening and frightening, and have no place on taxpayer-owned property. I don't think they should be considered to be "free speech."