Feature: Hans Bader discusses attempts to restrict speech.
FEATURE: Government Should Stop Trying to Restrict Speech
The Obama administration is backing a UN resolution to restrict anti-religious speech. In a Washington Post letter to the editor, CEI Senior Counsel Hans Bader argues that the First Amendment protects speech that discriminates--and that the federal government should stop limiting such speech. Read his letter here.
Free speech is a core value in any free society. But what are its limits? Senior Attorney Hans Baderdiscusses a UN resolution to ban anti-religious speech and a court case involving a professor who sent anti-immigration emails. The best remedy for hateful speech, he argues, is not to silence it with laws and courts. It is to rebut it with speech of one’s own.