Anyone who defends violent political imagery as purely an exercise of free speech — or, more specifically, expression — misses the point entirely, and fails a critical test of moral judgment. It was wrong to hang effigies of Barack Obama, and it is wrong to pose with a severed head of Donald Trump. Words and images can incite and inflame, demean our common humanity, and corrode our moral sense of what is acceptable and what is wrong. It is disturbing that anyone should defend Griffin's display under the guise and excuse of speech and expression. It is true that people have a right to speech and expression, but they do not have a right to impose or transpose harm on others. It is true that people have a right to speech and expression, but so, too, do listeners have the right and responsibility to judge what is said or done — and condemn it as needed. Entering the public square means having your voice heard, and being critiqued for it. Whatever leftist endeavor Griffin undertook, she failed miserably. Just because something can be done, does not mean it should be done. Just because something can be done, does not make it right. One cannot expect civil behavior and fail to practice it.