Monday, October 18

Free speech important to political minorities

From Learn Liberty:

When people call for censorship they often argue that offensive speech is harmful to the vulnerable and oppressed, but the reality is that a system ​of ​robust uninhibited free speech is actually ​an oppressed person​’s​ strongest weapon.

Oppressed and marginalized minorities by definition have little political power. Powerful majorities that are allowed to implement restrictions on speech will inevitably do so in a way that guards the status quo from descent and disruption.

This is why our founders considered the right to free speech so important that they purposely took that power away. Granting majorities the authority to determine when speech​ i​s harmful ​and when to censor it, only invites ​further o​oppression. ​

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