Free speech is an ethical obligation

A interesting comment on an interview of Janet Fiamengo:

It appears that these students need an ethics course to explain the concept of rights and obligations. Free speech isn’t a right, it is an obligation, you fulfil your obligation by allowing your worst enemy to speak, they fulfil their obligation by ensuring that you can speak. If you only support those you agree with, and label everything you disagree with “hate speech” you have not fulfilled your obligation and have no right.

Here’s the interview, if you can stand the footage of the protestors she has had to deal with.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.