This Just In: Obama A Friend of Free Speech?

NBC reports that a group of abortion protesters disrupted a Barack Obama rally in New Hampshire. Though the police came to usher the protesters out, Obama’s response seems to suggest that he understands the old notion of disagreeing with you but fighting for your right to say it:

“Let me just say this though. Some people got organized to do that [protest]. That’s part of the American tradition we’re proud of. And that’s hard too, standing in the midst of people who disagree with you and letting your voice be heard.” (emphasis added)

As a former president of the Harvard Law Review and then lecturer in constitutional law at the University of Chicago Law School, Obama surely has an understanding of what the First Amendment entails. If he gets the nomination, it will be interesting to see his views on civil liberties come out.

Via Reality-Based Community

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