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Dangerous Speech: Would the Founders Be Considered Domestic Extremists Today?

There is a long and growing list of the kinds of speech that the government considers dangerous: hate speech, bullying speech, intolerant speech, conspiratorial speech, incendiary speech, radical speech, anti-government speech, right-wing speech, extremist speech, politically incorrect speech, etc. But if we allow the government to whittle away our First Amendment freedoms, John W. Whitehead warns, we risk turning into a society that would simultaneously be abhorrent to the founders of this country and hostile to the very words they used to birth this nation.


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