In a rare and somewhat frightening bout of honesty, California Democrat Ted Lieu made two stunning admissions recently -- that he would love to control speech and the only thing stopping him from doing so is that danged US Constitution.
What’s stunning is not the fact that Lieu and the Left want to impose their little tyrannical diktats on Americans via government force -- we already knew that. They’ve been imposing “hate speech” labels on speech they don’t like for years, and once speech is labelled "hate speech" it becomes "that which may not be spoken."
Microagressions, safe spaces, speech restrictions… the Left is not just supportive of these idiotic initiatives and restrictions, many on the Left find them “necessary.”
Not only do leftists, like Lieu, want to control what you say and how you say it, but they threaten government action if you don’t say what they want you to say. Every day we see another person losing a job because of something they said.
What scares me is that Lieu -- as an elected official and military officer who has sworn to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States -- feels secure enough to make this statement publicly and that Lieu would have no problem using government force to gag the American public and silence dissenting speech if it wasn’t for that danged Constitution!
By Lieu’s “logic,” the only thing stopping him from violating the rights of his fellow human beings is that there’s a law against it. He’d be fine with stealing others’ stuff, but the law prohibits it. He’d be glad to violate your right to keep and bear arms, if it wasn’t for that pesky Second Amendment. He’d be glad to rape and murder, but it’s against the law.
And remember, Ted Lieu only wants to limit and regulate free speech with which he disagrees. It’s perfectly OK for him to lie and obfuscate in order to manipulate public opinion because he’s obviously the only qualified arbiter of what kind of speech the public should be exposed to.
An ethical human being would not have any wish to restrict the fundamental right of another person to express themselves, regardless of whether the Constitution specifically limits his authority to do so. If you have to be told that, you shouldn’t be in Congress.
Posted by Marta Hernandez on December 14, 2018