Indispensable freedom of association

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April 10, 2011
The Boston Globe
by Jeff Jacoby  
Posted in Commentary, LAND Commentary

"Brad asks Angelina for a date, but she doesn’t want to go out with him. Should she be legally free to turn him down? I take it for granted that no one in America thinks the law ought to interfere with Angelina’s freedom to say no. Whether she agrees to date Brad or not is a matter of complete indifference to the government. That’s true regardless of her reason. ... When it comes to friendship and romance, freedom of association — which by definition includes the freedom not to associate — is absolute." (04/10/11)  

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