Donald Trump & His Followers Have Free Speech, but I have Voltaire and my middle finger.

I may not like what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.

One of my favorite lines by one of my favorite philosophers, and today it rings more true than ever. But remember, just because you have to let someone say what they want to say doesn’t mean you have to treat them like your intellectual equal.

That is the problem with Donald Trump and his followers, they are willfully idiotic and ignorant and yet we continue to let them and his hate speech set the tone of the dialogue. 

Of course we cannot pass laws limiting anyones speech, that would go against everything I believe, but what we can do is remember that if Trump wants to use freedom of speech to spew hate, we have the freedom to tell him to fuck off.

Published by James J Jackson

I'm a poet from California.

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