Tolerance and intolerance

by wfgodbold

David Harsanyi makes some good points (H/T Instapundit).

We’ve come a long way from, “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it;” it’s much easier to just say, “Shut up.”

You said something that offends me?  Shut up.

You said something I disagree with?  Shut up.

You have a different opinion from everyone else?  Shut up.

You can make arguments to back up your position?  You’re a racist and a bigot and just SHUT UP!

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