Congress shall make no law… abridging the freedom of speech…” –The First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States
The former chair of the Federal Election Commission, Ann Ravel, has declared that “political speech must be controlled on social media”:
The former Federal Election Commission chairwoman Ann M. Ravel says that political speech must be controlled on social media. She presented her remarks in a speech at UC Berkeley, calling for regulations against “fake news.”
Speaking at an event called “Future of Democracy,” Ravel argued the proliferation of “fake news” and political advertising on platforms like Facebook influenced elections. She warned that the lack of disclosure by the creators of these campaigns was becoming a huge problem.
She has attributed opposition to her scheme to “misogyny.” Well, Ann, your idea would suck just as much if you were a man.
The Constitution is the law of the land, written in language that just about anybody can understand. But we all know what Democrats and other libs think of that whole “law of the land” business. Check out their position on immigration laws.
Gee, they’d sure be unhappy if Donald Trump ever proposed controlling political speech from his end of the stick. But we all know their position on hypocrisy, too: it’s only hypocrisy when someone else does it.
If we don’t exercise and defend our freedoms, there are a lot of people who’d be only too glad to take them away from us.
They must never, ever again be allowed to take power in this country.
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