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Globe Editorial

Patrick should support free speech at UMass

November 11, 2009

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Governor Patrick was wrong to try to halt a planned UMass speech by a convicted bomber. The right to free speech is meant to cover even those people who are deeply objectionable. Yesterday, Patrick wisely gave up his attempt to block the speech, calling instead on those who are offended to make their own views known. He should have taken that path from the start. (Full article: 366 words)

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