Free Speech is Dangerous
Editors Note: Dave recorded this show before the events of yesterday afternoon unfolded. It doesn’t change the basic theme that Dave was expressing, just know that it was recorded prior to Milo Yiannopoulos’ resignation from Brietbart. – Producer Henri
The government – at any level – cannot restrict your freedom of speech. Your employer or landlord can restrict your freedom of speech? Does that seem… right?
From a purely constitutional viewpoint, it is correct. But why is it so? What has employers and private entities so uptight that they feel the need to put limits on free speech? You don’t really need to look much farther than the Conservative Alt-right Fellow Traveler (his words, not mine), Milo Hanrahan (otherwise known as Milo Yiannopoulus).
The “in-your-face” approach to politics might be exciting and might be funny, But is it effective? Does it foster communication or intelligent conversation about issues and principles?
Look, I’ve never really been on the Milo Yiannopoulus (Hanrahan) train. I’m just not a big fan of the whole “in-your-face” school of rhetoric. Yes, I’ve done it too in Talk Radio, and I know that some believe that’s how you get ratings. But is being intentionally offensive (or provocative if you’re not the one being offended) in anyway effective? Or is it just a misrepresentation?
Yeah, I know, the left does it too. Where does the whole tit-for-tat, 2nd Grade playground approach to intelligent discussion end? Certainly not with people and actions that make some believe that freedom of speech is “dangerous…”