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Liberals and “Free Speech”

John W. Pinkerton


There needs to be a zoo to house all of the folks who don't support  freedom of speech---oh, yeah, we do: it's called the Democrat Party.

“The First Amendment:  Congress shall make no                        law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

Tucked in there is, “…or abridging the freedom of speech….”  Thanks to the loony left, that's the part that presently has my attention.

For the last couple of years I've noticed a growing tendency of left wing nut jobs supporting the idea that this amendment to the Constitution doesn't mean what it says.

A while back I watched a bunch of young students at a liberal college protest a meeting about the freedom of speech.  Apparently, they were against it…although they were exercising it.

Back during the build-up to the most recent presidential election, I made the grievous error of commenting on posts by a liberal A&M teacher.  He was quick to chastise me for having the temerity of contradicting some of his proclamations.  I explained that Facebook is the modern public square.  He retorted that it was not and my comments were not welcome. 

During the campaign I found that liberals hated debate.  They wanted no part of it.  Frankly, I found that…odd.

When I was a young fellow, I loved to debate anyone who was willing to throw a hat into the political ring.  Well, heck, I still do…with one exception: a young fellow who had unfriended me during the presidential campaign showed up and wanted to debate me about January 6.  I declined his offer because it was obvious that he perceived himself to be in an advantageous position at the moment---brave move.

Then Elon Musk decided to purchase Twitter.  I'm not a member of this tribe, but I understand that is where liberals go to make themselves feel comfortable.  Musk purchased Twitter and said that he wanted to make it an even playing field for both liberals and conservatives. 

I thought the liberals were going to have seizures.   “It's the end of Democracy.”

Holy crap!  What is wrong with these folks?

Traditionally there hasn't been much debate about the validity of the First Amendment.  The only exception understood by almost everyone isencapsulated in the phrase “shouting fire in a crowded theatre.”

Let's face it.  Liberals believe that it's acceptable to do anything including lying to reach their goals.  They lied about Trump's involvement with the Russians for the better part of four years.  They lied about women that he did wrong.  “Never mind.”

Twitter was the main place they could go to boost these lies.  Hunter Biden's laptop was “a Russian hoax,” and anyone who said that it was authentic was banned from Twitter.

So, the liberals aren't concerned about free speech nor the truth: they are only concerned about possibly losing their franchise on a rather large public square where they've ruled.

The Department of Homeland Security announced that something called Disinformation Governance Board has been created after the Musk purchase was announced. The timing of the announcement was more than a little odd.

“The board will address disinformation and misinformation surrounding migrants and the southern border wall, Russia's war on Ukraine, and COVID-19 vaccines, among other things,” the Department of Homeland Security said.

Yeah, that’s what we need: the government determining what is true and what is false.  There's your “Russia, Russia, Russia.”

Opposing the right to free speech is so foreign to me, I believe these folks should be placed in the same category as pedophiles or at least make them wear funny hats so we can identify them on site.