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The dangerous liberal ideas for censorship #605047
02/05/2020 13:27
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The left has never believed in free speech. NEVER. Now, they've stopped paying lip service to it and revealed their real agenda.

https://thehill.com/opinion/civil-r...deas-for-censorship-in-the-united-states

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Almost everywhere you turn today, politicians are telling the public to “get used to the new normal” after the pandemic. For some, this means public health precautions from social distancing to banning handshakes. Others have quickly added long standing dreams for everything from the guaranteed income advocated by Representative Ocasio Cortez, and also raised by House Speaker Pelosi, to mailed voting elections advocated by many Democrats.

The most chilling suggestion comes from politicians and academics who have called for the censorship of social media and the internet. The only thing spreading faster than the virus has been censorship and the calls for greater restrictions on free speech. The Atlantic published an article last week by Harvard Law School professor Jack Goldsmith and University of Arizona law professor Andrew Keane Woods calling for Chinese style censorship of the internet.

They declared that “in the great debate of the past two decades about freedom versus control of the network, China was largely right and the United States was largely wrong.”

Chinese professor Xu Zhangrun is one of many arrested after publishing criticism of President X on his handling of the crisis. The government just deemed such criticism to be fake news causing panic. It has censored accounts of its concealing the source of the initial outbreak, including censorship on such Chinese apps as WeChat.

Citizens now will have to decide, as Goldsmith and Woods insist, if “China was right.” For my part, I am hopeless in my desire for old fashioned free speech. You see, this “new normal” seems a lot like the old normal that the Framers changed with the First Amendment. China may be right for many in Congress and academia, but it remains on the wrong side of history. Not even a pandemic will change that.


THIS is how the left operates routinely.


Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.
Re: The dangerous liberal ideas for censorship [Re: TBP] #605049
02/05/2020 15:46
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Sooner or later they reveal themselves.....


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Re: The dangerous liberal ideas for censorship [Re: TBP] #605051
02/05/2020 15:59
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Yes, the one useful thing about this virus is that it's drawing them out.


Progressives lack compassion and tolerance. Their self-aggrandizement is all that matters.
Re: The dangerous liberal ideas for censorship [Re: TBP] #605087
07/05/2020 11:12
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Hillary's Vast Right-Wing Cons...
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There is talk on the left of criminalizing certain speech and instances where it's actually being done.

One example is proposed jailing those who deny or, particularly, who fund campaigns to deny climate change. Check the quote from Loretta Lynch in following article. It's frightening that this w/actually be considered. Then there is the New York ban of the term "illegal alien" (if used in a demeaning way)by an unelected body and fines up to the stratosphere. You can't demand someone use English instead of their native language. What if you don't understand them? This regulation is rife w/subjectivism and can be used to stifle speech.Then there's California's law that forbids "misgendering" if it's done repeatedly and in a demeaning fashion. Supposedly jail time and tines would come only in blatant cases. OH WELL, that's ok, then.

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/...we-may-prosecute-climate-change-deniers/



Government given that kind of power will expand it, particularly one infested w/SJW's of the kind we'd have if Dems get into power. These are foot-in-the-door measures. Wait awhile.


Joe Biden has spent his entire life trying to succeed in presidential politics,and now he has. Too bad he’s not there to enjoy it.

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