The ACLU gets it wrong

The ACLU has decided to take the side of the Washington Redskins: Last June, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office cancelled the football team’s federally registered trademark, which it deemed disparaging to Native Americans. We don’t disagree with that judgment, but the government should not be able to decide what types of speech are forbidden – even when the speech in question reflects viewpoints we all agree are repellent. Here’s the first error: canceling the Redskins’ trademark does not forbid any speech whatsoever.