David Bly: Name-calling fast way to lose the argument

Why can’t I call someone an idiot, a moron, an imbecile? Why can’t I say a certain politician is a crook and that everyone in city hall is taking bribes? Why can’t I describe someone else’s comments as hogwash, lies and propaganda? What’s the point of freedom of speech if I can’t speak my mind?

What’s with all these restrictions on letters to the editor?

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