• Free Speech

    Institutionalizing Intolerance: Bullies Win, Freedom Suffers When We Can’t Agree to Disagree

    Source: The Rutherford Institute August 6, 2018 John W. Whitehead “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.” ? Benjamin Franklin What a mess. As America has become ever more polarized, and those polarized factions have become more militant and less inclined to listen to—or even allow for the existence of—other viewpoints, we are fast becoming a nation of people who just can’t get along. Here’s the thing: if Americans don’t learn how to get along—at the very least, agreeing to disagree and respecting each other’s right to subscribe to beliefs and opinions that may be offensive, hateful, intolerant or merely different—then…