The Intolerance of Those Who Say They Are Tolerant

A list of staffers at a publishing house have written an open letter calling for Penguin Random House to cancel the book deal for Supreme Court Justice Amy Comey Barrett.

In their letter, the group claims that its signers “care deeply about freedom of speech” and “recognize that harm is done to a democracy…by censorship” but that Barrett should be silenced because of her vote to return decisions on abortion to the states.

Yes, you read that correctly: they are all in favor of freedom of speech and against censorship…until it is something they disagree with.  And seemingly, the signers cannot see the inherent ridiculousness of such a statement.

One cannot help but be reminded of the words of the late William F. Buckley, who said “Liberals claim to want to give a hearing to other views, and then are shocked and offended to find that there are, in fact, other views.”

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