Next Time Someone Shouts “Freedom Of Speech”, Send Them This Factual Takedown Of Why They’re Probably Wrong
It’s an alarming statement from Cory Bernardi and one that is dredging up some heated debate. He’s part of outspoken group of right-wing politicians and commentators outraged by Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act which they allege limits our free speech. Is he right? On the surface, what’s so wrong about defending free speech? We as a society hold freedom of speech up as one of our greatest attributes, a cornerstone of our democracy. TV and movies have bashed into us the idea that it should be defended at all costs. So why are people attacking Cory Bernardi?