A Free Exchange of Ideas
The First Amendment is first for a reason. Our founders understood that unfettered speech, including speech we hate or find hateful or ‘triggering,’ was a key ingredient to a truly free citizenry. However, we’ve seen this concept eroded right before our eyes in real-time.
Even much of the atheist community which used to pride itself on steadfast free-thinking principles has fallen victim to the poisonous, emotional forces of intersectionality, social justice, and wokeness. For anyone who’s not firmly on the progressive left, it has become difficult and even dangerous to speak your mind and that’s a problem.