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Shafer: In Defense of Inflamed Rhetoric

Only the tiniest handful of people—most of whom are already behind bars, in psychiatric institutions, or on psycho-meds—can be driven to kill by political whispers or shouts. Asking us to forever hold our tongues lest we awake their deeper demons infantilizes and neuters us and makes politicians no safer.

Via The awesome stupidity of the calls to tamp down political speech in the wake of the Giffords shooting. – By Jack Shafer – Slate Magazine.

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