For John, BLUF: Freedom of speech is bigger than the First Amendment. It is granting our fellow citizens the right to be stupid. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Branding dissenters as haters undercuts its effectiveness.
From Reason Magazine and Writer Shikha Dalmia, 23 March 2018.
With America's president casually stirring racial and other hatreds, it would be helpful for our civic good to have an organization that tracks with honesty and precision what rabble his rhetoric is rousing. The Southern Poverty Law Center, the nation's largest (and richest) watchdog of hate groups, has long sought to fill that role. Unfortunately, the SPLC is not up to the task. It is too busy enforcing liberal orthodoxy against its intellectual opponents.The SPLC is a corrupt institution.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff