When I graduated from college in the mid-1970s with a degree in speech, theater, and communication, I remember telling a friend that I thought the one thing liberals hated most was free speech.
Now, some 45 years later, we’re all finding out that the Left has gone far beyond just hating free speech to an unabashed hatred of “truth” itself.
Of course, there are some who might say, along with Pontius Pilate, “What is truth?” But that’s the very point of free speech.
The worthwhile and educational idea of debate clubs, popular when I was in high school and college, was that a student or a team of students would take one side of an issue—say, “The First Amendment is essential to true freedom in America”—and another student or group would argue for the opposite idea i.e., that freedom can exist, and even thrive and expand far better without free speech.
If we heard both sides of a propostion, the argument went, we could decide for ourselves which proposal was the better of the two—or even if one was outright destructive.
But, just as those on the Left have ended the debate on global warming, calling it “settled science,” the debate on anything at all is now considered “settled,” and if you even attempt to disagree, you will be canceled and shamed into silence. And eventually, if you continue to persist in challenging the official state narrative, something worse may be coming your way.
It’s not without coincidence that the new Disinformation Governance Board under the auspices of the Department of Homeland Security has come into existence just days before the release of the powerful new evidence-soaked film, “2,000 Mules,” produced by the Salem Media Group.
Building upon research by General Mike Flynn and Patrick Byrne at AmericaProject.com, “2,000 Mules” provides GPS cell phone data and security camera footage of “mules” in the act of stuffing ballot boxes in the wee hours of multiple mornings. And not just a few dozen ballots here, a few dozen there. We’re talking about thousands upon thousands, amounting to hundreds of thousands of ballots across the crucial swing states during the 2020 election.
These facts that focus on the legitimacy of the 2020 election need to finally be examined in the light of day, with no more squelching of viewpoints opposing the current, questionably legitimate administration’s “settled” view of things.
The Left has told us that 2020 was “the most secure election in history.” They should be very confident in winning a debate about the legitimacy of the 2020 election. I mean, weren’t we told by the press on an almost-daily basis that it was Trump who suppressed freedom of the press during his administration? So, by that logic, this all-new Ministry of Truth sounds more like a Trump idea than the work of the pure and righteous Democratic Party.
Or is the opposite true? Has the Left been labeling as “anti-democracy” those who disagree with them, by using democracy-killing tactics?
Imagine that. The same group of lefties that lied about the efficacy of masks and vaccine treatments to combat COVID, who lied about the authenticity of Hunter Binden’s laptop, who lied about Donald Trump’s Russia connection, this same group of bold-faced liars also lied about the 2020 election?
It should be obvious to all of us by now, if we want to “save democracy,” we need more free speech to uncover the truth, not less.