I’ll bet you thought that the First Amendment to the United States Constitution set out an inviolable set of rights for American citizens.
At least that’s what I was taught many years ago in school.
But that doesn’t seem to be the case anymore.
The unelected bureaucrats that really run things in Washington have an entirely different set of rules that they work with. And Freedom of Speech is not one of them.
In fact, they are going out of their way to squash dissent and promote wokeness. If you don’t agree, then they silence you.
Thread. (It really is outrageous.) https://t.co/31PccU75pw
— Brit Hume (@brithume) February 14, 2023
The mere idea that the United States government is funding some left-wing pressure group that organizes advertiser boycotts of speech they don’t like is not just “chilling” it’s downright freezing.
How did we get here?
The left likes to rail on about Reagan’s dropping of the Fairness Doctrine (that guaranteed only proper liberal speech and opinion would be heard on broadcast media — nothing about cable in there, although it is most often used as a club beating on Fox News).
But appeals to the Fairness Doctrine would fall on the same deaf ears that are funding advertiser boycotts. No safe space for conservative thought there.
What really needs to happen is for the government to fully and finally get out of the business of messing with free speech.
What a thought…