Friday 7 July 2023

Will the Supreme Court restore freedom of speech?

A Louisiana district court judge has just ruled that the Biden administration most likely violated the First Amendment by calling on social media companies to censor political speech during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Judge Terry Doughty, who is a Trump appointee, issued an injunction banning federal agencies — like the FBI — and officials from working with social media companies to censor speech normally protected by the First Amendment. 

Doughty said in a statement that he believes that the government “colluded with and/or coerced social media platforms to suppress disfavored speakers, viewpoints, and content on social media platforms.”

He accused the United States government of assuming “a role similar to an Orwellian ‘Ministry of Truth,’” and using its power to “silence the opposition” on COVID-19 vaccines, COVID-19 masking, lockdowns, the lab-leak theory, the validity of the 2020 election, Biden’s policies, and Hunter Biden’s laptop.

Pat Gray is impressed.

“This guy’s really good. All of that is so very true.” 

While Gray knows that those who side with the government on the matter will say it was because the political opposition was spreading dangerous “disinformation” and “misinformation” — he also knows that it was the government that created those terms in the first place. 

“Who decides that — the government, the left? Because all of that stuff turned out to be true and accurate,” Gray says, continuing, “Let the American people noodle that out. We’re smart enough to do that.”

“If people are saying things about the vaccine that isn’t true, it’ll come out,” he adds.

Keith Malinak agrees and quotes Terry Doughty.

“Otherwise, it’s almost like the United States government seems to have assumed a role similar to an Orwellian 'Ministry of Truth,'” he mimes.

“Powerful,” Gray responds.


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