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A Matter Of Opinion

Don’t steal their ‘Thunder’

The film “Tropic Thunder” has led to some calls for banning certain words (in this case derogatory terms for intellectually disabled people) from certain venues because they detract from human dignity. Today’s editorial calls for the increased exercise of free speech rather than its restriction. The laudable efforts of advocates for the disabled, in this instance, should continue, and we believe in the end they will strengthen the cause more than censorship would.


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