The Suppression of Free Speech is Not an Exercise in Free Speech

It used to be, way back in the day, that Democrats stood for some things I believed in – like freedom of speech.  That was sort of their holy grail.  In theory, at least.  But it was a short hop from speech codes on campus, and an anti-Islam filmmaker being arrested.

What happened?  People like this.

On September 25th, MSNBC commentator, Mona Eltahawy, defaces a pro-Israel poster on the New York subway, as a persistent camerawoman attempts to stand between her and the poster.

The best part is the irony of someone who makes her living commentating on TV not understanding the difference between freedom of expression and suppressing someone else’s freedom of speech.  Or maybe her ignorance of what constitutes vandalism and assault.

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About Mystic Cowgirl

I worked overseas in the aid game for longer than I'd like to admit and learned several important things: 1) Third World countries aren't poor because America is rich. They're impoverished due to socialist governments that provide neither rule of law nor basic infrastructures; 2) These socialist governments redistribute wealth from taxpayers to the government workers. There's no benefit to the poor or downtrodden, and certainly not to the general welfare in terms of infrastructure improvements. 3) America is moving toward the Third World model. Rule of law has been subverted because equality under the law is disappearing as special interests carve out exemptions to regulations and special favors under the law. The redistribution of wealth to government began decades ago -- total compensation for government employees now outpaces salaries in the private sector.
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