Yeah, I know. I’m saying Althouse is right. He’s moderate.
I don’t agree with him, but being pragmatic and unprincipled is generally associated with moderation.
I mean we got a bunch of absolute assholes imposing themselves on war veteran’s funerals with signs saying “god hates fags”. Its like some comic combination of the kkk and communists, the worst of the left and right.
Surely we can carve out an exception to the first without putting the foundation of our republic at risk. Again, I don’t want to do a carve out, i prefer philosophical consistency whenever possible, but a carve-out does indeed strike me as moderate.
Surely we can carve out an exception to the first without putting the foundation of our republic at risk.First amendment rights... unless you're really, REALLY, REALLY offensive. (And, offensive by whose standards? And how quickly could that become an argument about potential viewpoint discrimination, for reals and true*, in this case.)
*as real and true as a hypothetical for potential harm can be, anyway...
Posted March 3, 2011 at 1:12 am
Also mentioned: Althouse: Is it viewpoint discrimination under the First Amendment for Wisconsin to permit the protesters to use the Capitol building as it has over the past 10 days?