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Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Blind Squirrel Part II: Bill Maher (Bill Maher?!?!) Defends Free Speech

Well when he's right, he's right. I may disagree with most of everything Bill says but in this case (starting at 2:15) he is absolutely right.

Free speech and privacy in your home should be sacred. We should be able to say any fool thing we want and not be wondering if someone is taping us so we can get our stuff taken away. Donald Sterling may be an ass but the method he got taken down was a little scary.

Via HotAir:
Must we live on constant hair-trigger alert, prepared to pronounce ourselves grievously offended at the drop of a hat?  The whole thing is exhausting.  It’s suffocating.  I happen to be a believer in the Golden Rule.  If we all generally made an effort to treat one another the way we’d prefer to be treated ourselves — even in the midst of sharp disagreements — the world would be a far better place. I’m also a devotee of free speech, and an imperfect defender of our (theoretically) open and pluralistic society. We ought to “live and let live” to the greatest extent possible, model our morals and values as best we’re able, and work to persuade each other of the best course forward for our government and society at large. We have regular elections to resolve some of these disputes. But we’ve lost something when a ruthless, conformity-enforcing circus is poised ’round the clock to pounce upon controversies and banish heretics.
The religious persecutors willing to brand a person with a scarlett "R" are now on the left. This didn't go too well for the original moralizing christians, the left had better start learning from that. Because if you are losing Bill Maher, it's time to re-evaluate.

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