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  • Tolerate Westboro-type rhetoric no longer

    To the Editor: In the past I agreed with the concept that freedom of speech has to allow for the most hideous and prejudiced opinions, as most people in society would shun those like the Westboro Church. Today, however, that does not seem to be the case. Just as our politicians lack basic civility in… More ▸

  • Freedom of speech isn’t absolute

    To the Editor: Re "Westboro case poses dilemma for Jewish groups": Freedom of speech is not absolute. I guess everyone would agree that one does not have a right to yell "Fire!" in a crowded theater. Likewise, threatening speech is also barred. Hate speech stands in the same vein. A person who yells "kill all… More ▸