and politicians will not hesitate to pander in the face of tragedy.
Megan Meier’s death is certainly a tragedy, but a restriction on “bullying speech” could not have prevented it. Reactionary laws, which are all the rage these days, don’t really make us safer or solve the problems they’re passed to address. Mostly such laws just provide election year talking points. Law should be general and apply equally and fairly. Even with an ideal system, there will be folks who bully, harass and worse. We can’t make a perfect society and we certainly can’t legislate one, but we can all try to be better friends, neighbors and people. We can all do more to look out for the Megan Meier’s of the world who are hurting, alone and abused.
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