- FOX NEWS - GELLER REPORT - Andrew Mark Miller - APR 28, 2022 -
This is straight out of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugs where the government annuls the rights of American citizens, and freedom is steadily eroded. Ellsworth Toohey on steroids. it goes against every precept of our first amendment.
The left cannot permit the free exchange of ideas because their failed ideas cannot stand up to scrutiny and challenge. Does it need pointing out that the Democrats are imposing this only after Elon Musk bought Twitter in the defense of free speech?
Freedom of speech is the foundation of a free society. Without it, a tyrant can wreak havoc unopposed, while his opponents are silenced.
Putting up with being offended is essential in a pluralistic society in which people differ on basic truths. If a group will not bear being offended without resorting to violence, that group will rule unopposed while everyone else lives in fear, while other groups curtail their activities to appease the violent group. This results in the violent group being able to tyrannize the others.
If speech that offends a group is outlawed, that group has absolute power, and a free society is destroyed. A group that cannot be criticized cannot be opposed. It can work its will no matter what it is, and no one will be able to say anything to stop it.
Inoffensive speech needs no protection. The First Amendment was developed precisely in order to protect speech that was offensive to some, in order to prevent those who had power from claiming they were offended by speech opposing them and silencing the powerless.
A free society is by its nature one in which people put up with others being uncivil and offensive. The alternative is a quiet authoritarian society in which only one opinion is allowed and the others are silenced, and ultimately sent to the camps.
Critics slam timing of Biden’s ‘ministry of truth’ to police internet for ‘disinformation’
Conservatives referred to the move as ‘Orwellian’
- Fox News
Conservatives on social media slammed the Biden administration after it was announced that a “Disinformation Governance Board” is being established to combat “disinformation” in the 2022 midterms.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas testified Wednesday that a Disinformation Governance Board had recently been created, days after Tesla CEO Elon Musk purchased Twitter, to combat online disinformation and will be led by Undersecretary for Policy Rob Silvers and principal deputy general counsel Jennifer Gaskill.
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas testifies before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee.
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