It should be obvious to all of us by now, if we want to “save democracy,” we need more free speech to uncover the truth, not less.
Freedom of Speech
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Today, a small number of giant corporations have secured monopoly power over the primary means by which Americans exercise their free-speech rights. It’s time for change.
Overall, it is fair to say that limitations on free speech have left the country dumber, sicker, less free, less happy, and hopelessly divided.
We must give our fellow citizens the space they need to speak, whether we listen or not.
Americans must unite to fight censorship.
But the fact that Marjorie Taylor Greene can so effortlessly retreat to the comparatively safe terrain of "free speech" should concern conservatives.
Since the election, we are beginning to understand the possibility that those of us who hold certain views may be denied certain benefits of citizenship.
Censorship of speech on social media masks the pain signals that many elites could rely on to understand the social conditions of the “Other America” they no longer wish to see.
Will the signers of the Harper’s letter realize that only an alliance with the Right can save liberal values?
Freedom of speech becomes meaningless when you lose your job and have your entire family harassed by politically-protected activists for not bowing to Black Lives Matter.
By virtue of the unsettling, bracing originality of his ideas, Mencken is rendered as inaccessible to the American reader today as an alien from deep space.