Monday, March 3, 2014

We Can (And Ought To) Oppose Bigotry, and Racism Without The Intervention of The State


That is the way it should be.

The social consensus of a civilized society is sufficient to shame bad behaviour without legislative totalitarianism.

We do not need, nor should anyone want the state intervening to "save" us from our prejudices and opinions and preferences.

In a free, civilized society, a civil consensus of the majority will evolve organically without force and without government interference.

More here in this great article from Reason, whose primary thesis is thus: 

"Are we really so powerless to deal with repulsive but nonviolent conduct unless politicians act on our behalf?"

Of course the answer to this is no-but that is not the point.

The point is that the Left uses regulation "for the children", etc... to silence and criminalize opposing speech and competition in the marketplace of ideas.