In his June 19 column Mike Hulett argues in favor of unfettered free speech, yet ironically he also wants to shut down any discussion of critical race theory, saying it’s too dangerous to teach. Clearly, Hulett only favors free speech for conservative points of view.
One can’t have it both ways – either you believe in listening to both sides of an argument or not. The purpose of the First Amendment is to allow free discussion and debate of issues and CRT is a legitimate point of view that deserves discussion like any other.
Therefore, I would like to challenge Mr. Hulett. How about working with the NDSU Northern Plains Ethics Institute, the League for Women Voters, or any similar independent group to sponsor a fair and moderated debate on the pros and cons of critical race theory? I look forward to observing his actual commitment to free speech.
Donald Miller lives in Fargo.
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