We all know freedom of speech doesn’t give you the right to yell “Fire!” in a crowded theater; but how did it ever wind up meaning that you have to say certain things, or else? Because some fat-head judge said so!
When did “tolerance” become the official religion of the United States, towering triumphantly over every other consideration?
This budding Stalinist sits on a Select Committee on the Climate Crisis–they presume there is a “climate crisis,” and that anyone who questions it should be silenced–and has told Google (which owns YouTube) to a) remove offending videos, b) ban all forms of “climate misinformation,” c) stop monetizing new videos that don’t follow the party line, and d) “correct the record,” which I interpret as a demand that Google itself do more to preach the End O’ The World.
You won’t believe what happens to our freedoms if Democrats ever again gain control of the federal government.
A doctor sued on the grounds that the “law” violated his religious freedom and First Amendment rights. Ya think? It only says that a doctor who won’t help a patient kill himself must refer the patient to a doctor who will. So they’re telling you what you must say, even when you believe it’s wrong. Is there a First Amendment in the house?
Democrat Gov. Phil Murphy, who enthusiastically signed the bill into “law,” said it was a hard decision for him because he’s “a lifelong, practicing Catholic.” Hey, you need to practice harder, sunshine. He and his attorney general have pledged to fight the restraining order.
After all, assisted suicide, euthanasia, abortion–these are all favorites of the Far Left death cult, most of whose members are Democrats.
After a great deal of low political chicanery in the State House, Murphy and his pals got what they wanted, and New Jersey became the seventh of eight states now permitting doctor-assisted suicide.
Until a judge let the air out of their balloon.
Hopefully the cheap tricks will be undone and the “law” overturned. Meanwhile, thank you, Judge Innes.
For sure, Britain is farther down this road than we are. But Democrats drool with envy when they see some of the speech-restricting laws that Britain’s got. Oh! Wouldn’t it be just so gratifying, to force people to say things they know are total lies, and throw them into prison if they won’t!
Why do police enforce those laws? Beats me. You’d think they’d be ashamed.
Lieu added that “over the long run, it’s better the government does not regulate the content of speech.”
Oh, please. The government doesn’t have to do it, if Google and Facebook do it for them! Let the social media monopolies do the dirty work. They’ve been doing a a fine job of it, so far.
And before we heave a sigh of relief over the First Amendment, just imagine how this would play out with a Supreme Court packed by, say, Hillary Clinton–or any other Democrat. What do you want to bet that those judges, citing “the living Constitution” that has replaced that crummy old original, would quickly discover all sorts of “nuances” that would restrict free speech to the Far Left Crazy, to the exclusion of the rest of us? Free speech for liberals, censorship for everybody else.
Sort of like the way they do it on college campuses, these days.
If we entrust the Democrat Party with any role in governance, we’ll suffer for it. But good.
Here we have Democrats, aka foaming-at-the-mouth communist wannabes, trying to stifle free speech. It’s the only way they can attempt to stifle free thought. If you’re not allowed to say it, why bother thinking it? You might even lose the ability to think it.
Please try to imagine the enormity of the crime they contemplate.
In any contentious, controversial issue of public concern, they propose to silence a dissenting opinion by using the legal apparatus of the state to crush it.
In what sense, other than a totally loopy one, can the First Amendment be said to have any meaning, if this is what they do?
The nearest and most deadly threat to our civil liberties is not posed by Islamic jihad fanatics. If we only had the stomach for it, we could swat them down like bugs.
The worst threat to our liberties is our public officials and our leaders. Al-Qaeda has no power to void our Bill of Rights. But as you can see from the news story above, our own home-grown Dems are out to do that very thing.