“The illusion of freedom will continue as long 
as it's profitable to continue the illusion.
 
At the point where the illusion becomes too 
expensive to maintain, they will just take 
down the scenery, they will pull back the 
curtains, they will move the tables and chairs 
out of the way and you will see 
the brick wall at the back of the theater.” 

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The left’s 'defenders of democracy'


NY Democrats Submit Anti-Free Speech Bill

 
SHOULD  WE  BE  SURPRISED?
 
 
 


New York Assemblyman David Weprin and State Senator Tony Avella are putting their political muscle behind a new bill that would bring Europe’s “right to be forgotten” laws to the shores of the United States. 

Despite the bill’s dark implications for the First Amendment, the Democrats argue that it’s more important for American citizens to be protected from embarrassing posts on the internet than it is for those citizens to enjoy the right to free speech.

Yes, while the media warns us about the horrors awaiting the free press under President Trump, a few of the left’s defenders of 'democracy' are trying to force search engines like Google to remove any links that people…simply don’t like.  

The New York Democrats have crafted a bill that would let people demand, under penalty of fines for the search engines, that any information or articles about them be removed if the content is determined to be “inaccurate,” “irrelevant,” “inadequate,” or “excessive.”

Judges would be the arbiters of whether the content in questioned fell into one or more of these categories.

Publishers are already legally responsible for slander and libel, so the “inaccurate” portion of the bill is, at best, redundant. At worst, it goes beyond our current libel laws, which also require a plaintiff to demonstrate that the lies were harmful to their reputation and/or income. And there are those who say that even this is more restrictive than allowed by the First Amendment.

With their bill, the Democrats also want to hold search engines and publishers liable under the other three categories, which are vague and blatantly unconstitutional. There is no law prohibiting the publication of “irrelevant” information, whatever that might be defined as. This isn’t a slippery slope; this is a free-fall into totalitarian speech codes.

It’s just endlessly amusing to see liberals parade around
like they are the only righteous citizens standing up for freedom, when they are, in reality, supporting a party that loathes freedom. They have the backwards idea that our freedoms are bestowed upon us by the 'government' and stolen away by alt-right fascist blogs. In fact, our freedoms are unlimited, by right of birth, and can only be restricted by the 'government' these liberals love so much.

The left’s “fake news” narrative wasn’t just about Donald Trump.  It was also about getting Americans comfortable with the prospect of one day – maybe not now, but down the road a little ways – censoring the internet for the good of 'democracy'.

http://patriotnewsdaily.com/ny-democrats-submit-anti-free-speech-bill/ 

 

1 comment:

  1. Just about the time you think it couldn't get any more insane from these twisted sick demo-rats, it does. Will it ever end?

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