Liberalism once had a reputation of supporting the free and open exchange of ideas. But for the last 40 years, liberals have constantly complained that all conflicting ideas must be suppressed, whether those ideas concern religion, speech, protest, education or virtually any other issue.
It might not be true of all liberals (certainly not Aphrael!), and it was good to see that the liberals who commented on Mary Shaw’s piece on OpEdNews were mostly critical of her position. But in far too many cases, for our friends on the left, freedom of speech means freedom for the speech of which they approve — and no other.