I would add that freedom of speech does not mean people have a right to lie, defame, threaten or abuse. We are all responsible for what we say. That’s why there is no right to anonymous speech. With the freedom to speak comes the responsibility for the damage we cause by false or abusive speech.

Every time I hear someone claim that they have a right to secret speech or anonymous speech, I want to tell them, “No, you don’t.”

— David Grace

Graduate of Stanford University & U.C. Berkeley Law School. Author of 17 novels and over 200 Medium columns on Economics, Politics, Law, Humor & Satire.

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