Gregg Jarrett: Charlottesville and the High Price of Freedom
By Gregg Jarrett, Fox News
The opinions expressed by white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan are repugnant.
The people who convey these views do not share American values. They seem to relish spewing their racist and anti-Semitic bile.
Instead of trying to reason with them, it would be easier to somehow banish them all to a remote island. Let them wallow alone in their misery. If only this multi-generational, global problem could be solved so easily.
But in crafting the First Amendment, our Founding Fathers resolved to protect all speech, even expressions of hatred and bigotry. It is one of the steep prices we pay for democracy.
In America, you are free to be ignorant and to flaunt it.