Following Sony’s decision to cancel its planned release of The Interview after threats from North Korea, Wiswell Associate Professor of American Constitutional Law Joseph Reisert writes about freedom of speech, asserting that Americans are mistaken to believe that this freedom is only beneficial to the people who wish to film or publish outrageous or offensive material.

“We have to be the ones who stand up for freedom of speech,” Reisert writes. “We have to be the ones who fight censorship. We have to be the ones who welcome the controversial and even offensive.”