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Old 10-15-2019, 07:50 PM
Walmarticus is offline
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Septimus, the first amendment is a totally different thing from the modern ideal of "freedom of speach'. The first amendment in that it prevents the government from political censorship is totally cool. The modern ideal that Twitter banning users is a 1st amendment thing is totally fucked.

Citations Needed is an excellent podcast and you should listen to their free speech episode. I think it's totally possible to be against free speech and still support the first amendment. They're not the same.

We pick and choose what's acceptable discussion all the time. We don't expect that a student should be able to hold up evolutionary biology 101 debating intelligent design until theyre convinced. The idea that we should be relitaging like racial hiercharchy because someone needs convincing is more political than just disallowing the conversation in the first place.