Thursday, June 23, 2016

Hmm …

… The Problem with Hate Speech | PJ Media. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

The problem with this article is that it is as much about transgenderism as it is about hate speech. The problem with hate speech is that the hate component is irrelevant and redundant. If someone comes up and hits you in the face with a baseball bat, it's a safe bet the guy's not fond of you. We already have a law against that. It's the one against aggravated assault. But to make opinions illegal just because a certain set disapproves of those opinions strikes at the heart of a free society. Free speech means speech some people may find offensive, that may even be offensive. It's a rough world. 

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