Friday, September 24, 2004

A university bans Michael Moore and offends the First Amendment 

California State University at San Marcos has banned Michael Moore from speaking there, on the grounds that he is a political partisan. Michael Moore is an anti-American who lies as often as he speaks, but I'm nevertheless unhappy that a state university could or would do this. A state university is an organ of state government functioning in public buildings on public land, and should not discriminate in favor of or against speech on the basis of its content.

The First Amendment would be a dead letter if it protected only speech that most of us agree with. The wonder of the First Amendment is that it protects speech that most of us detest.


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