Freedom for the speech we hate: The legal ins and outs of the right to protest

Source: LewRockwell.com
by John W Whitehead

"There was a time in this country, back when the British were running things, that if you spoke your mind and it ticked off the wrong people, you’d soon find yourself in jail for offending the king. Reacting to this injustice, when it was time to write the Constitution, America’s founders argued for a Bill of Rights, of which the First Amendment protects the right to free speech. James Madison, the father of the Constitution, was very clear about the fact that he wrote the First Amendment to protect the minority against the majority. What Madison meant by minority is 'offensive speech.' Unfortunately, we don’t honor that principle as much as we should today. In fact, we seem to be witnessing a politically correct philosophy at play, one shared by both the extreme left and the extreme right, which aims to stifle all expression that doesn’t fit within their parameters of what they consider to be 'acceptable' speech." (08/23/17)

https://www.lewrockwell.com/2017/08/john-w-whitehead/freedom-speech-hate/