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Power, Obedience, and the End of American Debate

Freedom of speech is very inconvenient to the ruling class, which likes to set the acceptable boundaries of discourse. For that reason, the populace is likely to lose free speech as soon as they stop insisting on it, without qualification or reservation — and once free speech is gone, all else is put at risk.

Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, left, face off with protesters after a rally on the campus of the University of Illinois-Chicago was cancelled due to security concerns Friday, March 11, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)