Sticks and Stones: Free Speech and Punching Politics
Date Written: 27/10/2017
Year Published: 2017
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX21652
The author explains why he does not agree with those who believe that right wing 'facist' groups should be denied the right to express their views, either by physical means or force of law.
Excerpt: The question is: In our country today, is it acceptable, even necessary, to deny right-wing, characterizable-as-"fascist," political opponents the right to express their views in public, with whatever means necessary, whether that be legal censorship or preemptive physical force?
There is now a significant cohort of people40% of millennials, according to Pew Researchwho answer that question "Yes."