Susan, you are spot on. Freedom of Speech is of utmost importance to me because it’s the underpinnings of a peaceful society. Without being able to wage a war of words, we will wage a war or force. It’s also the right from which all of our other rights flow. If we take it away from those with whom we disagree, you are right to point out that it will only be a matter of time before it is taken from us. The majority, the mob, will win.
That is exactly what happened at Milo’s speech in Berkeley — the mob used physical force and intimidation not just to keep Milo from speaking, but against the people who came out to hear him. It was shameful.
I fear it’s going to happen again tonight in Berkeley, as the Alt-Left gears up to protest Ben Shapiro of all people, an anti-Trump Jewish conservative. He’s about as far as “nazi” as you can get and yet to Antifa everyone is a Nazi. When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. I pray for Berkeley tonight. http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/09/14/ben-shapiro-speech-barricades-up-as-uc-berkeley-braces-for-unrest/