I almost titled this post I’m Not Making This Up, You Know—The Washington Post has published an opinion piece which advocates the effective repeal of the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
Ben Bradley and Herblock were unavailable for comment.
Erich Schmidt, the Executive Chairman of Google, wants us to have “hate-speech spell-checkers” for out Internet connections.
Ummm, considering how well autocorrupt works in Google Docs, no thanks.
David Frum has a piece over at The Atlantic titled The Right to Blaspheme. It’s a thoughtful review of why we in the West (and especially we Americans) general support that right.
Hate-speech laws remain highly controversial. But whether they are wise or dangerous, their purpose is secular: to protect people by restricting speech intended to abrogate their human rights. God, it is thought, can look after Himself.
Read the whole thing.
UPDATE—DaTechGuy takes a look at what might happen if our consensus on the right to blaspheme did breakdown.