Richard Stengel, according to the New York Post, “is the Biden transition ‘Team Lead’ for the government’s string of media outlets that include Voice of America, the Middle East Broadcasting Networks and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty.
He is also a sworn enemy of free speech. He says it is flawed systemically and needs to be curtailed.
Stengel says all free speech isn’t equal and that much of it must be cut back. He uses Muslims to get the Koran burned as an example.
Gee, I wonder why he didn’t mention the burning of Bibles.
Of course, that is acceptable free speech to Democrats. He says speech that inspires hate is not acceptable.
So does that mean Democrats will never be able to speak again?
“Since World War II, many nations have passed laws to curb the incitement of racial and religious hatred. These laws started out as protections against the kinds of anti-Semitic bigotry that gave rise to the Holocaust. We call them hate speech laws, but there’s no agreed-upon definition of what hate speech actually is. In general, hate speech is speech that attacks and insults people on the basis of race, religion, ethnic origin and sexual orientation.”
“I think it’s time to consider these statutes. The modern standard of dangerous speech comes from Brandenburg v. Ohio (1969) and holds that speech that directly incites ‘imminent lawless action’ or is likely to do so can be restricted. Domestic terrorists such as Dylann Roof and Omar Mateen and the El Paso shooter were consumers of hate speech. Speech doesn’t pull the trigger, but does anyone seriously doubt that such hateful speech creates a climate where such acts are more likely?”
Do you want to give up your right to free speech? If so, why would you ever vote for a Democrat. Let’s just hope that Joe Biden never gets elected president.
Remember that once they take away one freedom, the second freedom is easier to steal.
When you were younger did you ever think that a candidate for president would select someone to be in charge of the media who would want to abolish the First Amendment? It’s a scary world we live in today.