Democrats and liberals have been consistently anti-free speech. They shut down Conservative speakers on college campus. They flag mainstream conservative opinions on Facebook as ‘hate speech.’ They don’t believe in a bakers right to sell to whoever they want to. However, according to CNN’s Kristen Powers, Republicans are the one’s who hate free speech. And why? Because they support Donald Trump.
“Donald Trump doesn’t care, obviously doesn’t care about that. What he cares about is he has been insulted. This is all part of a sort of profile of the authoritarian wannabe and what you expect from despotic countries led more by despots and not led by democratically elected presidents,” said Powers.
“The other thing I think is interesting about this is—I wrote a book about free speech, really from the sort of left side, saying this is a very liberal value that I think a lot of the left isn’t taking seriously. Guess who really loved the book? Conservatives,” she wrote. Maybe that’s a hint that Conservatives are the one’s who support free speech. But Powers didn’t get that.
“Now they completely have no interest in free speech whatsoever. One of the things I talked about is it is not just the government oppressing free speech, it’s when you take away the ability—when you try to delegitimize people — which is exactly what Donald Trump is trying to do, he is trying to delegitimize them,” she said.
“He is making character assassination attacks against John Brennan—he’s erratic or whatever. And he really is trying to silence free speech and criticism,” said Powers. She might want to look up the definition of ‘speech’ in the dictionary.
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