Very Patriotic

Nat Henthoff explains the First Amendment so well, even college linguistic professors might be able to understand it.

What this all comes down to, as Orwell made clear, is that “if liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.” In this regard, a number of college administrators within this country have brought discredit to their institutions by not protecting California Board of Regents Ward Connerly’s right to finish his criticisms of affirmative action before he was shouted down.

Free speech — even in criticism of John Ashcroft and the new FBI’s spying powers on Americans at large — means the right to be heard.


Does that mean I could be sued if I ever disabled the Drinks?

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