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The Cost of Free Speech

Since the trend of buying bottled water, the phrase “I never had to pay for that when I was young” surfaces occasionally. That same can be said about free speech. Who would have thought “free speech” comes with a price tag.

I suspect some people are still reeling in shock. The unlikely rebel has changed sides, by perception at least.

There’s this belief, assumption maybe, that if your bank account is several times the average worker you’re some variety of narcissist with little interest in freedom and fairness. Drive the $100,000 sports car through neighborhoods with large families living on m...


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