The GOP's abandonment of free speech is almost complete

It would be sad if it weren’t so predictable. One has to remember the Federalists, the ones who pushed through the Constitution over the Articles of Confederation, almost immediately rejected the notion of free speech within the First Amendment a mere eight years after the Constitution’s enshrinement through the vile and horrendous Alien and Sedition acts. The party in power only loves free speech when it serves their best interests – not when said speech or action can be used against them. Reason’s Katherine Mangu-Ward chronicled the GOP’s abandonment of free speech in January and how similar it is to the Democrat Party’s own contempt of those who dare oppose their beliefs. She also found Americans seem perfectly happy with the notion of “free speech for me, but not for thee.” via

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