Greenfield also criticizes the modern ACLU for failing to support free speech as they once did. In addition, Greenfield criticizes the SPLC for holding itself up as an unbiased judge of what a “hate” group is.
Both the U.S. Constitution and the Massachusetts Declaration of Rights protect the rights of free speech and free assembly–including to assemble in “hate groups” for “hate speech”. Both rights are enshrined to protect the unpopular groups and speeches. As Randazza says, “nobody needs the First Amendment to protect Mr. Rogers”: