“Free speech is never all that popular a cause, especially in times of war.”

Come Home America’s Bill Kauffman writes in the Daily Caller:

Free speech is never all that popular a cause, especially in times of war. Wiretaps, the Patriot Act: whichever party controls the executive branch employs the tools of the surveillance state to monitor dissent.

More insidiously, partisans engaged in the red state-blue state pillow fight spew mind-curdling invective (“lib-tard,” “tea bagger,” “wing-nut”) whose purpose is to stifle speech and infantilize political conversation. These dehumanizing epithets reveal more about the sayer than they do about his target. They have all the charm of a poisonous snake.

Please read the rest of Dissent Comes to Your Local Theater here.

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