Law professor Catherine A. MacKinnon writes that “Once a defense of the powerless, the First Amendment over the last hundred years has mainly become a weapon of the powerful.” Oh really?
Someone once said that ‘Liberalism is a mental disorder’, and the longer I live in America and watch the actions of the Far Left, the more I come to see this as a very true assessment of the Liberal viewpoint. Indeed, the American Journal of Political Science published a paper showing how Liberal political beliefs are linked to psychotic behaviour.
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” First Amendment to the United States Constitution.
In their article entitled ‘How Conservatives Weaponized The First Amendment‘, the New York Times had this to say about our American right to free speech in an article published two days ago: “Liberals who once championed expansive First Amendment rights are now uneasy about them. ‘The left was once not just on board but leading in supporting the broadest First Amendment protections,’ said Floyd Abrams, a prominent First Amendment lawyer and a supporter of broad free-speech rights. “Now the progressive community is at least skeptical and sometimes distraught at the level of First Amendment protection which is being afforded in cases brought by litigants on the right.” Many on the left have traded an absolutist commitment to free speech for one sensitive to the harms it can inflict.” read more
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So why this turn away from supporting free speech?Well, because Liberalism in 2018 is dogmatically against views that are in opposition to their own. The Left is incensed that the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the Christian baker in Colorado who was brought to court for refusing to bake a cake for a homosexual wedding. That wasn’t supposed to happen. The Left fully expected the court to force the baker into doing something that not only violated his freedom of religion, but his own conscience as well.
A law professor at the University of Michigan, Catherine A. MacKinnon, writes that ‘free speech reinforces and amplifies injustice‘. Oh really? She went on to say that “Once a defense of the powerless, the First Amendment over the last hundred years has mainly become a weapon of the powerful.” Obviously the esteemed law professor is ignorant of the concept of free speech in the first place.
For the past 45 years, legalized baby killing as seen in Roe v. Wade has been the law of the land. One reason for this has been the fact that Liberals have largely dominated the Supreme Court. But in the Trump MAGA era, all bets are off. President Trump is not walking in lockstep with his party or any other party. He is supporting and defending the Constitution, and appointing Conservative judges at every level and most important, on the Supreme Court. Could we be looking at the end of legalized abortion in America? We sure could be.
At this point, expect Liberals to go into full apoplectic meltdown mode. Liberals are not for free speech in our day, and indeed have not been for over a generation. They see any ideology or belief system that is in conflict with their own as wrong, and as evil. There is no real diversity of thought, and no real freedoms anywhere in their platform. Liberals believe in a one party system, they are the originators of the ‘everyone I disagree with is Hitler‘ mentality.
So let’s give credit to the NY Times for one thing, at least. When they write that Liberals are turning against our First Amendment right to Free Speech because it applies to Conservatives as well, they are (finally) doing some honest reporting instead of their usual fake news. They finally admit, by default, that Liberals are the enemy of free speech, honest discussion and open debate. Kudos to you, NYT, for finally telling the truth.