More on the Phelps Family (Not much, I hope)

At Slate, David Weigel reports that Michael Moore lampooned the Phelps Family and the Westboro Church nearly fifteen years ago, posting a video.  He also notes that Sarah Palin is angry about the Court’s decision, and has attacked it on Twitter.

I’ve drunk enough of the Bill of Rights free speech Kool-Aid to think that the Court decision was exactly right, that depending upon government to regulate hateful and heinous speech is far worse than our, imperfect, alternative.

The question then is figuring out how to stop being played by a tiny group that understands both its legal rights and our discomfort.

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About David S. Meyer

Author and professor of Sociology and Political Science at the University of California, Irvine
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