I’m always surprised by the lack of understanding of free speech among Americans considering they pride themselves on it. In fact, it is one of the best things about America but as they say, half-understanding something is just as bad as not understanding it at all.
Our Fundamental Right To Shame And Shun The New York Times
The First Amendment protects our right to speak free of government interference. It does not protect us from other people saying mean things in response to our speech. The very notion is completely incoherent. Someone else shaming me is their free speech, and someone else shunning me is their free association, both protected by the First Amendment.
The image below is from a new Instagram account I found that I find delightful. Until it posted this image and made me face-palm. The comments were brutal too but I doubt the author was convinced.
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