Source: The Wrap
Free speech and opposing viewpoints got an interesting ally in Bill Maher — who stated that Ann Coulter should be allowed to speak at the University of California at Berkeley. Coulter was invited to speak at Berkeley by the University’s Republican group, but the event was cancelled.
Maher stated that “Berkeley used to be the cradle of free speech,” but since Coulter has a message “that’s not exactly what liberals want to hear . . . they want to shut her down. I feel like this is the liberals’ version of book burning. And it’s got to stop.”
My favorite statement from Maher was his quoting of former Vermont governor Howard Dean, who tweeted, “Hate speech is not protected by the First Amendment.”
It would seem that Howard Dean doesn’t really understand what the Constitution means by Free Speech. As Maher states, “It doesn’t mean ‘Shut up and agree with me.’”