Tag archives: freedom of speech

Hate Speech May Be Protected, but It Shouldn’t Be “Free”
By Dan Meisel   |   March 15, 2022

In my role at the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), I passionately defend free speech. ADL recognizes that the First Amendment protects even hateful or offensive speech, and we believe the best response to hate speech is not censorship, but more speech. Not all hate speech is protected, however, and even hate speech that is protected “free […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   November 26, 2020

Bear Necessities Carlos here! Since I have good Wi-Fi here in my den, I was able to watch the Town Hall meeting a few weeks ago about me. I was grateful for a large attendance of twenty-something people who logged in to learn, listen, and let their thoughts be known about my presence. Fish and […]

Letters to the Editor
By Montecito Journal   |   November 19, 2020

Stunned and Irredeemable I’m stunned… and so is an insignificant handful of fellow irredeemable voters. Give it a couple weeks and stout-hearted Republicans will eventually accept the mostly-legal ballot results. I think it’s uncertain whether deplorable conservatives will reconcile, forgive, join hands, sing Kumbaya and fully cooperate with the new administration, like the democrats did […]

Thought Crime and Hate Crime
By Ashleigh Brilliant   |   June 4, 2020

In 1949, the British writer, George Orwell, published a novel titled 1984 – the name of a year which was then as far in the future as it is now in the past. The society he depicted has been characterized as a “dystopia,” meaning the opposite of a Utopia. The name “Utopia,” the title of […]

Recycled Water Warning
By Montecito Journal   |   July 12, 2018

I think that there is a need to discuss some examples of where, within government, there may be serious potential problems caused by disjunctive incremental functions. The current trend of moving rapidly toward augmenting aquifers with recycled water may be fraught with public health issues, as stated by the state’s expert scientific panel. The move […]