A First Amendment Lesson From the Suffragists

By Kevin Francis O’Neill An important function of the First Amendment is to protect unpopular viewpoints from governmental suppression, affording them the chance to gain acceptance in the marketplace of public opinion. Some ideas that are widely accepted today started out as detested minority viewpoints. One such idea—which was widely and bitterly opposed for nearly …

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The Right to Listen

By David F. Forte and Kevin O’Neill “Speak, your servant is listening.”–1 Samuel 3:10 “You can’t persuade people who won’t listen.” –Plato, The Republic Of the four classical virtues—wisdom, courage, temperance, justice—the ancients prized wisdom as the greatest of all. But how is wisdom attained?  Wisdom comes from knowledge.  Knowledge is gained from the search for …

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