Attempting to mix liberals and free speech is like trying to mix oil and water. They simply don’t go together, unless you are a liberal and are expressing politically correct and “culturally diverse” views. Here are some examples of how far off the hinges the left has become.
Back in 2014, Marine Corpse veteran Mario Alejandro went with his family to the Six Flags Great Adventure theme park in New Jersey for a kid’s birthday party. When Mario entered the theme park, he was approached by staff and told he could not proceed because his shirt was violent and offensive. The shirt had a picture of an M4 Carbine, decorated in an American flag color theme, with the words, “Keep Calm and Return Fire.” Below is a picture of the shirt.
This shirt is not offensive nor is it violent. However, this is the kind of shirt that sends liberal snowflakes into a frenzy for some reason. When Mario attempted to explain where the shirt came from, the explanation fell on deaf ears, and the attendant at the park grabbed Mario by the arm and said, “I don’t care, get out of the park.” A week after this incident Six Flags management issued an official apology to Mario. The case garnered so much attention that the President of Six Flags at the time, John Fitzgerald, called Mario personally to apologize.
In another prime example of the left displaying their hate for free speech, the riots at UC Berkley when Milo Yiannopoulos was set to speak there speaks volumes about how far the left has devolved. Students and other individuals who were there supporting Milo and wearing their “Make America Great Again” hats were subject to all sorts of violent attacks. These attacks came in the form of pepper spray to the face, being hit over the head with poles, and physically being assaulted with all sorts of weapons that leftist thugs brought with them. In the end, more than $100,000 dollars in damage was caused, and several people had to go to the hospital.
Americans need to be vigilant now more than ever, and it must be made clear that the left will not control the United States of America. The 2016 election and the win by Donald Trump was just the start. Since President Trump took office, there has been a non-stop flow of mud coming from the left in the form of fake dossiers, made up collusion with Russia, and fake news reporting by CNN, MSNBC, and the majority of the mainstream media. This is all in an attempt to undermine a democratically elected President and to stifle the speech of the right because it hurts snowflakes feelings. There was even a time back in 2014 when Democrats attempted to partially repeal the First Amendment to the Constitution.
Could you imagine the world we would be living in if Democrats in Washington D.C. and the left got their way, repealed the First Amendment, and had the ability to limit free speech by telling us what books we can read, who we can openly support in a political campaign, or who we make political campaign contributions to.
Relevant to the 2016 Presidential election, Hillary Clinton even stated back in July of 2016 that she was going to take specific action against free speech during her first 30 days in office as President of the United States. David Weigel from the Washington Post reported, “Hillary Clinton will call for a constitutional amendment to ‘overturn Citizens United’ in her first 30 days as president, and plans to make that announcement today to progressive activists at the annual Netroots Nation conference.” What is the Citizens United case and why is it important? Well, the Citizens United Case was ruled on by the Supreme Court, where the court ruled in a 5-4 decision that it is unconstitutional to prevent unions and corporations from spending money on media and political ads that advocate for the election of a candidate or the defeat of a candidate. The court basically said that if an independent organization or person wants to express their free speech rights in the form of spending money on political ads, they have every right to do this. The left argued that it was unfair because well, it’s not nice. The whole case came about due to an anti-Hillary Clinton documentary produced by Citizens United. The documentary, Hillary: The Movie was initially blocked for release by the Federal Election Commission on the grounds that the documentary violated the rules regarding electioneering communications in the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act. In short, a conservative non-profit made a movie critical of Hillary Clinton, Hillary Clinton didn’t like it, and wanted to stifle free speech because her feelings got hurt.
Free speech is a right which we must continue to fight for and not allow the fascist and militant left to get their way. Free speech is essential in making sure all voices are heard regardless of whether or not that voice is popular.