Editor’s note: The following essay was originally published on Independence Day, July 4, 1997.
As we celebrate 221 years of independence, I want to take this opportunity to challenge myself and others who have argued for curtailing free speech when it provokes hatred and fear:We need to reconsider the value in limiting one of the greatest freedoms we have been granted.
Our Constitution is the oldest written document of its kind. Freedom of speech, guaranteed by the First Amendment, has often been threatened but has withstood assault by those who would seek to...
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