…in light of current events.
Someone will always attempt to violate your community norms, no matter how hard you try to ostracize them from your community.
Free speech is an act that communities defend as a right, but defense against retribution for the effects of that speech is another matter entirely.
The righteousness of laws begins and ends with their definition–what is illegal can only be justified by its illegality, as method by which laws are enacted and enforced is always imperfect.
The values which cause people to act will never begin nor end at legality.
Self-defense, in forms up to and including violent self-defense, is the most basic purpose of a community.
Those whose actions sustain a community, are often the same whose actions most directly threaten it.