OpinionsWhat if people aren't entitled to their opinions? What if opinions are something that should be earned? How much of the shit we have to deal with is caused by people talking about things they don't really understand? Because if you haven't done your research, you should really shut up and let someone who knows what they're talking about have the floor.
Silencing DebateFree speech thrives on open debate. The more confident you are of something, the stronger the reasons for it ought to be. And those reasons must be able to defend themselves against contradiction. When debate is silenced because its mere existence threatens the strength of that which has been accepted as a foregone conclusion, emotion has triumphed over reason. This is how free speech dies.