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This is heartening because I expect the typical libertarian response to Big Tech censorship to be: they aren't the government, therefore, they can do no wrong. But Meyer is obviously getting that we're in scary new territory here. Respectable conservatives are late to the party, of course. I suggest super-charging free speech in America. Federal legislation making it unlawful, as contrary to interstate commerce, civil rights, etc., for platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to censor speech. Add to that making it unlawful for banks, PayPal, credit card companies, etc. to deplatform for political reasons. State laws prohibiting the firing of employees for speech. Include lawyer's fees and punitive damages. recognition of a common-law "prima facie tort" against firing over speech, political affiliation, etc. The basic idea would be that free speech is guaranteed not only as against the government, but private parties, as well. Yes, it could protect antifa or BLM. But I suspect it would protect patriots far more. https://vdare.com/posts/federalist-society-s-freedom-of-thought-project-why-not-ban-firing-deplatforming-over-speech
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"When our overlords are feeling magnanimous, they talk about “the people’s house,” but woe to the “people” who set foot in it on January 6. Nancy and her pals don’t seem to realize that what they want isn’t justice; it’s revenge, and I don’t doubt that is the spirit in which they will take up the question of “domestic terrorism.” https://vdare.com/articles/the-coming-purge-are-we-all-domestic-terrorists
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This is heartening because I expect the typical libertarian response to Big Tech censorship to be: they aren't the government, therefore, they can do no wrong. But Meyer is obviously getting that we're in scary new territory here. Respectable conservatives are late to the party, of course. I suggest super-charging free speech in America. Federal legislation making it unlawful, as contrary to interstate commerce, civil rights, etc., for platforms like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to censor speech. Add to that making it unlawful for banks, PayPal, credit card companies, etc. to deplatform for political reasons. State laws prohibiting the firing of employees for speech. Include lawyer's fees and punitive damages. recognition of a common-law "prima facie tort" against firing over speech, political affiliation, etc. The basic idea would be that free speech is guaranteed not only as against the government, but private parties, as well. Yes, it could protect antifa or BLM. But I suspect it would protect patriots far more. https://vdare.com/posts/federalist-society-s-freedom-of-thought-project-why-not-ban-firing-deplatforming-over-speech
250 views · Jan 14th
"When our overlords are feeling magnanimous, they talk about “the people’s house,” but woe to the “people” who set foot in it on January 6. Nancy and her pals don’t seem to realize that what they want isn’t justice; it’s revenge, and I don’t doubt that is the spirit in which they will take up the question of “domestic terrorism.” https://vdare.com/articles/the-coming-purge-are-we-all-domestic-terrorists
2.04k views · Jan 13th