Do people have a right to be assholes?

Do people have a right to be assholes?

Bill Maher, whom some say is a liberal’s liberal, argues that political correctness is going too far. He argues that people have a right to be assholes. Yes, we have a right to call them out on it too, but we shouldn’t seek to shut them down and keep them from being assholes in public.

Speaking for myself, I think it’s fair to publicly shame shameful behavior, and part of free speech means being able to vehemently condemn racist speech, asshole-ish behavior, and so on. And I think most of us agree that freedom of speech is not a freedom from the public consequences of one’s free speech.

What do you think?

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