Monday, December 14, 2015

Words Have Power

College students are claiming that words are making them uncomfortable.  They are worried that they are being exposed to hate speech.  They don't want to hear harsh things about themselves or other people or ideas.

Freedom of speech trumps your right to feel comfortable.  College is a time to question and learn.  Free expression of ideas, even hateful, evil, improper, and uncomfortable ideas is important to freedom.

We live in a society that is a free market of ideas.  In such an environment the good ideas will eventually win because the truth of them will be proved over time.  That's why it is important to allow every idea, even those that we are uncomfortable with be expressed; that's the view from the Hysterical Right Wing.

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