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Free Speech

Leftists Hate ACLU for Defending Milo Yiannopoulos

Written by Joe Scudder

Milo Yiannopoulos is an outspoken homosexual and Trump supporter and the Left can’t forgive anyone who defends his rights.

While I wouldn’t call Milo Yiannopoulos a “conservative,” he has vigorously defended free speech, especially on college campuses. He has also defended a nation’s right to have borders and restrict immigration. He is worried about massive Islamic immigration changing the cultures in the Western nations. And the ACLU is defending his case against the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority for forbidding advertisements of his book. That is the ultimate sin to other Leftists.

Ian Miles Cheong at the Daily Caller writes, “Progressives Cry Over ACLU’s Defense Of Milo Yiannopoulos.

The ACLU’s decision on Wednesday to defend right-wing firebrand Milo Yiannopoulos’ right to free speech has prompted numerous progressives to raise their voices in protest.

The strength of the First Amendment allows anyone to speak freely—whether from the left, center, or right. Across the political spectrum, the right to free speech enables civic discourse without the threat of violence, and it allows the marginalized to protest inequality and right injustices.

Perhaps unaware that their right to exercise free speech is guaranteed by the First Amendment, social justice warriors have condemned the ACLU, declaring Milo’s rights unworthy of protection.

Brianna Wu, a Democrat and congressional hopeful who spent an entire weekend fighting Trump supporters in a mobile video game, expressed her displeasure at the ACLU.

“I understand the ACLU has to protect the worst speech, but the day they work for Milo is the day I decide to never give them another dime,” wrote Wu […]

Read the entire Daily Caller story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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