Andrew Napolitano on Reconciling Racially Hateful Speech With Freedom

Cliven Bundy should be happy for the public
revelation of the private comments of fellow racist Donald
Sterling. The latter has replaced the former as the person
Americans most love to hate. These two bigots recently spewed
racial hatred: Bundy suggesting that African-Americans might do
well to consider slavery over freedom, and Sterling offering
disjointed comments that reveal his evident beliefs in white

So what to do with them because of their speech?
Nothing, argues Andrew Napolitano—or at least nothing
involving the legal system. The government has no business
cleansing the public marketplace of hateful ideas. But hateful and
hurtful words have natural and probable consequences where the
people are free to counter them. The most effective equalizer
for hatred is the free market.

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from Hit & Run

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