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Liberals long revered the First Amendment, before embracing censorship in the era of Trump

1/12/21
from JustTheNews,
1/11/21:

...no matter how offensive or even inaccurate, was protected except when it incited imminent danger or harm became the rallying cry for generations of liberals. Scions of Yale and Harvard and the American Civil Liberties Union used Yates and other derivative Supreme Court rulings to argue that flag-burning, possession of obscene materials in one's home, and other offensive expression were protected by the Constitution. "If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no business telling a man, sitting alone in his own house, what books he may read or what films he may watch," the iconic liberal Justice Thurgood Marshall wrote in 1969. "Our whole constitutional heritage rebels at the thought of giving government the power to control men's minds."

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