MARION, KANSAS finds itself making national headlines this week after local police raided the offices of the Marion County Record, which was investigating the town’s new police chief.
The town of 1,900 about 150 miles southwest of Kansas City is now at the center of a debate over press freedom. Some in the community believe the paper has been too aggressive and “inappropriately negative” in its coverage of local politics. The editor and publisher says the paper is just fulfilling its job as a watchdog, protecting the public’s interests.
This story is set against a backdrop of rising opposition to free speech in the United States. While a majority of the public claims to support the First Amendment to the Constitution, which guarantees freedom of speech (and the press), a growing number of mainly younger people want to exclude “hate speech” from those protections. But without protection for speech that’s potentially offensive, there is no freedom of speech.
That said, we note that just because you can say something doesn’t mean you should.
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