I did Nazi that coming

A Black Lives Matter chapter in Virginia recently shut down an ACLU training about protecting protesters’ freedom of speech because, the BLM activists argue, the ACLU supports Hitler.

They’re talking about the ACLU having defended the freedom of speech rights of white supremacists before the violent march in Charlottesville (the city didn’t want to give the marchers a permit).

‘The thing is, the ACLU has always defended the free speech rights of extremists, and even Nazis. Why? Because in so doing, they defend all of our rights.

In today’s podcast, I talk about the ACLU, the First Amendment, and why supporting the free speech rights of the most extreme among us ends up protecting us all. You can listen below.

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Follow me on Twitter: @aravosis | @americablog | @americabloggay | Facebook | Instagram | Google+ | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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