The Supreme Court, Hate Speech & Kids

I have a new piece up at SF Gate and in the San Francisco Chronicle about last week’s Supreme Court decision to allow protesters at military funerals. This decision came on the heels of a run-in my daughter and I had with some protesters in our town, and the doubling of up angry political people got me thinking: it’s one thing for me to shake my head and fight back, or ignore speech I don’t like, but what kind of message does that send my daughter and son? And worse:  what kind of political world are they going to inherit? What’s the speech of their future going to look like? And how I can make sure they participate in civic life civically?

You can read the full piece here, then please come back to comment.


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