“It’s based on a faith that we’re all going to be better off when there’s more ideas expressed than having the government pick and choose which ideas are acceptable and which are unacceptable. Maybe that faith is misplaced. But the alternative, to me, is much more frightening.”
—Erwin Chemerinsky, First Amendment scholar and dean of the UC Berkeley Law School, “What Students Don't Understand About Free Speech,” Truthdig.com, Oct. 27, 2017.
• Editorial Comment: Nah. Just tell us what to think.
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