LBN-COMMENTARY by JOHN STOSSEL: We take free speech for granted in America,
unlike elsewhere. The furor over that anti-Muslim video is the latest reminder of that.
But freedom of speech is never safe, even here. Many colleges now impose
“civility codes.” Civility is nice, but enforcing a “civility rule” against offensive
speech would put an end to lots of useful provocative speech. As a University
of North Carolina student put it, “A picture of Mitt Romney would offend
70 percent of residence hall students.”