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Changing the subject

Free Speech Handbook Guideline No. 7:  Don’t change the subject.

In a recent classic case, unable to refute Emma Gonzalez on the question of gun violence, Steve King accused her of being allied with communist Cuba.

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I, as William Tell, will respond when people say ugly things.  Sometimes I myself may change the subject.

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“Rep. Steve King’s campaign ties Parkland’s Emma González to ‘communist’ Cuba”

Rep. Steve King’s campaign ties Parkland’s Emma González to ‘communist’ Cuba

I’m not about to engage in a personal attack on Steve King, either, although it wouldn’t be hard to do so.

While King is not by any means the only offender mentioned in the article, he and others here violate two of the guidelines of Free Speech Handbook, and so engage in conduct that I will discourage on The William Tell Show:

  1.   Judge the thought, not the thinker.

  7.   Don’t change the subject.

The issue here is gun control, specifically I would say the prospect of banning AR-15s and any other “assault rifle.”  Gonzales herself is not the issue.  Cuba is not the issue.