February 7th, 2010

morry levine for president

free speech

so i have this assignment for con law that 6 hours ago would've been easy peasy, but now i'm torn. basically it's an opinion paper on first amendment limitations to regulating hate speech. no problem, yo! i am for absolute free speech! except one of the readings made the point (well, more like nudged me in the direction of the point) that in some ways absolute free speech is free the way the free market is free, or the way everything in a libertarian system is free. it's all well and good to protect people from govt oppression, but doing so too stringently prevents the govt from protecting people from other people's oppression. depends on who you trust more, i suppose.