“Defending Free Speech” Has to Mean More than Just Opposing Efforts to Silence It

Did Mr. Beinart oppose those moves? I honestly don’t know, but I hope he did. Because while the government isn’t a thing we all share it can and will use force to impose a morality that can’t be ignored.

This is why conservatives cherish the founding and the constitution. It left almost all of that expression, that power to impose a limited sense of their shared morality, in the hands of the states and the people, with the locals who could keep an eye on it, better constrain it to suit limited local interests.

In the era of big government and federal overreach that constraint is rare which creates a landscape where free speech is more important than ever. | More…

|GraniteGrok

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