Liberals retreat from free speech

NY Times:

How Free Speech Is Being Used as a Weapon by Conservatives

  • Borrowing arguments that were once the province of liberals, conservatives have used the First Amendment to justify things like campaign spending and attacks on regulating tobacco and guns.
  • As a result, many on the left have traded an absolutist commitment to free speech for one sensitive to the harms it can inflict.
Liberals sound like they are on the cusp of tyranny in their opposition to conservative speech.  We already see it on campuses and by social media companies trying to censor conservative speech.  They seem to have lost the ability to debate ideas and just want those who disagree with them to shut up.


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