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June 16, 2019

Free Speech Is Free Speech Is Free Speech: We Don't Get To Choose!

Sorry, but this is just stupid. Burning an American flag, while offensive to many (including me), is obviously a protected expression of a political opinion, and the idea that it should be illegal is illogical, irrational, and just plain embarrassing.



"We had to destroy the village to save it" is not wise public policy. A vibrant public square, in which all ideas are fair game for criticism, but none are prohibited, is the best way to convince the body politic that free markets and limited government and freedom of expression and religion are absolutely the pinnacle of political philosophy. Limiting speech from one side of the debate eases the way for exactly the same thing from the other side when they return to power.
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