Abusing “Free Speech”

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Freedom of speech is one of America’s most hallowed traditions, but it is becoming a dangerous one.
Like any freedom, it must have limits.
We are not free to do any number of things – murder, robbery, assault – even trespassing on a neighbor’s lot. Why should speech be different?
Free speech has been reined in to some extent. There are laws against libel and slander, for example. And there are penalties for issuing threats or inciting violence.
But with the advent of “social media,” new issues have arisen. I think it is quite wrong, for example, to allow anonymous comments. If you don’t have the guts to use your name, you should shut up.