Political blogs, especially well reasoned ones, have my admiration and support, for they occupy an important place in modern public discourse. However, my own blog is, to a great degree, consciously apolitical. I sense the need to make this explicit disclaimer once in a while, as defense against the partisan reactions, on either side, that many are likely to feel when they see, for example, that I cite a man like Mark Steyn.
In the following video, he speaks on something in which Americans, no matter their opinions, ought to revive a true appreciation, namely, the freedom of speech. I posted here, I might remind the reader, or inform the newer ones, a speech by Christopher Hitchens on the same subject. I consider both Steyn and Hitchens to be brilliant on this point, however they may disagree on other points. Lovers of the First Amendment, enjoy.