The organization epitomizes the left and their increasing taste for authoritarianism. The left's impulse to demonize and smear its foes as opposed to engaging them on the level of rational discourse. People have perished in this country to protect our rights of free speech. These people write briefs in court where their opposition cannot get a hearing on their speech being violated until their supposed hate speech has been dealt with ... that's a grave problem for free speech. Since when is fighting for the freedom of speech and the equality of rights of all people now classified as “hate”? Who exactly annointed the SPLC as the authority in the country on what is allowed as free speech. One thing is for sure ... every time someone on their hit list says something the SPLC dispatches it's people to go make a speech and earn them more money. Inflate the Hate is a very fitting meme for these people. Certainly I am not surprised as to who is in their corner in this forum ... several of our resident regular opponents of free speech ... thank God they are nothing more than forum babblers as opposed to political heavyweights. Oh ... yes we also have one of those ... our POTUS is the worst we have had in my lifetime when it comes to protecting free speech.