This article is so heinous I almost couldn’t believe what I was reading. Better yet, the author, Eric Posner, is a Professor at the University of Chicago Law School. So let me get this straight, a guy who is teaching law to our future lawyers is arguing against The First Amendment of the Constitution, which is the single most important document in U.S. history upon which all laws are supposed to be written!
Wow. This guy isn’t just saying people should be cautious about what they say, he seems to really have a deep dislike for free speech. Here is the winning line in his absurd piece:
Even other Western nations take a more circumspect position on freedom of expression than we do, realizing that often free speech must yield to other values and the need for order.
Really Eric? Who’s values? What values are you referring to specifically? Did you come up with them? What if we end up with a President that decides different values down the road?
The need for order??
What kind of Nazi language is this Mr. Posner? Feels great to know you are teaching law. Either you are a complete imbecile or you are coming from a sinister place. I go with the latter.
Spread this far and wide folks.
Full article here.