Another entry in the discussion about civility in public conversation: Elizabeth Wurtzel writes in today's Opinion Journal about the dangers of a society where
The firstness of the First Amendment trumps everything that competes with it.
The ACLU has pretty much proven how we as a nation have deified the First Amendment (except where it concerns Christians saying whatever they want to say). It, in fact, has become the national god, and that god has given us the right to say anything, no matter how outrageous, no matter how many lives might be ruined. Read this piece to see what it means when carried to it's (il)logical conclusion.
I don't pretend to know the answer here...I don't want to see the Internet policed by any entity I can come up with, and in the current climate self-policing certainly is not going to take hold any time soon. So I suppose I'll put this in the category of social observation, along with a reminder to myself to be careful about what I say/write...
Labels: Social Observation