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Once we decide it’s OK to let a mob loose on anyone who’s offended us, the only people who are safe are those who never say anything at all.

Mobs don’t lead to justice. They to politics of shame, dismissal of the rule of law, and (more often than not) a willingness to ‘ban’ actions, associations, and speech that is disliked if not illegal. Those rights have to be protected, regardless of how repugnantly they are used, so that democratic societies can operate as thriving environments of human dignity and freedom instead of nations where normalcy quiets the human spirit.