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  •  You are wrong. (6+ / 0-)

    I do not oppose the preacher being there at all. I oppose the police and university response to the student. Do I find the preacher odious? Absolutely. But I never said she should be removed. The diary is not about stopping speech. It's about spotlighting police abuse.

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      bastrop

      have argued that she should be removed, though, and predictably that is drawing people who are inclined to accept abuses of authority to strawman your own arguments by pretending that you too are arguing against free speech.  This way they get to feel good about themselves for "standing up for free speech" against all those false progressives who just want to outlaw anything they don't like, and they can ignore your real points entirely.

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