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Why We Need to Tolerate Hate

By November 28, 2012

Decorate your house with anti-Semitic slogans or your clothing with swastikas and you engage in protected speech. Paper your neighbor's car with anti-Semitic bumper stickers and you're guilty of vandalism. Hate speech is constitutionally protected (as the Supreme Court confirmed most recently in Snyder v. Phelps). Destruction or defacement of someone else's property is legally prohibited...