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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Delta & BofA Pull Out of Trump-Invoking Julius Caesar

The Mary Sue: Over the last few years, it feels like the number of terrible people on the internet and TV who don’t understand what the First Amendment actually means has skyrocketed. You know the pattern: Awful person says awful thing–usually racist/sexist/what have you–then there’s a backlash and they lose their sponsorship/employment/speaking engagement. They and their supporters then inevitably cry “censorship!” and “freedom of speech!” because they don’t understand that the first amendment protects us from government retribution. It does not mean you can be an asshole with no consequences, and private businesses are free to dissociate from anyone they please.

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