In the aftermath of the protests surrounding the abhorrent murder of George Floyd, some Americans have started calling for the destruction of statues of important historical figures. Six statues of confederate general Robert E. Lee have been either willingly removed by local governments or forcibly removed and/or deformed by protestors in the past two weeks. […]
The theft, presumably by protesters, seemingly confirmed to theme of the event: the threat of liberal censorship.
Free speech is not merely a political tool of the “right” or the “left” but rather an integral civil liberty necessary for an informed, democratic society that seeks social progress. Casting free speech and the First Amendment as opposed to social justice limits the ability of activists to push for change and separates two causes […]