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The Spirit Of The First Amendment Is As Important As The Law

The Spirit Of The First Amendment Is As Important As The Law

The issue of free speech has been much in the headlines of late, most recently with the situation surrounding Brendan Eich who was forced to step down as Mozilla’s CEO because of a political contribution he made to an anti-gay marriage group. The cartoon above from the usually excellent xkcd illustrates a common defense of the sort

Enforced Conformity: Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich Forced To Step Down Over Gay Marriage Stance

Mozilla is the company behind Firefox. Until just recently, Brendan Eich was the CEO of the company. Eich has a long and distinguished career, including the invention of JavaScript, and also donated $1,000 to the Proposition 8 movement in California which outlawed gay marriage in that state (the proposition passed, as you might remember, but the

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