Now that the shock art exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum is open, and the Museum has redoubled its insistence on using taxpayers’ money to subsidize it, I think it’s important that I rearticulate my position.

People have a right in America to express any opinion that they want on religion, on politics, on the country, or on anything else-and that’s a fundamental right that we should always defend strongly. But there is nothing in the Constitution that requires you and I to pay for expressions of opinion that desecrate and attack our deepest held symbols and beliefs. There’s nothing in the Constitution that requires us to support hate speech or hate exhibits.

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