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Saturday, July 29, 2017

What Happened to Free Speech?

The following dissertation by a brilliant journalist is  well worth the few minutes of listening to, or reading. It's about free speech on American campuses. 

Ben Shapiro is editor-in-chief of The Daily Wire



He states 3 premises made by those who advocate that violence is justified against free-speech:

1. The validity or invalidity of an argument can be judged solely on the ethnic, sexual, cultural, or racial identity of the person making the argument.

2. They claim those who disagree are engaging in 'verbal violence'.

3. They conclude that physical violence is sometimes justified to stop such 'verbal violence'.

Why is this important? Because the end of free speech is the end of democracy. The country is ripe for the beginning of autocracy whether it is right-wing extremism, neo-liberalism, or something we cannot yet conceive, it leaves America open for such things as theocracies.

Only one theocracy will ever work in this world and that is when Jesus Christ returns.