The Traverse City Ticker is trying to decide whether to can comments on their website. They wrote an article asking people for their input. That part isn’t really interesting.
What’s interesting is this part of the article about it:
“Let people share their opinions openly; censor or shut down the controversial ones and they’ll “go underground,” becoming even more dangerous. Sunlight is the best disinfectant.”
Is an opinion dangerous simply because it’s controversial? Are people dangerous members of society simply because they don’t agree with the majority? Women’s rights and civil rights were both controversial, too, at one point.