In an unanimous vote, the uber-left San Francisco autocratic government shut down free speech on their transit systems after we submitted our latest ad campaign to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority to run on buses across the city. This action is emblematic of the left: silence your opponents, like all totalitarians do. Here is where the euphemistically named “free speech movement” has taken us — oppression and tyranny. This is an outrageous violation of our First Amendment rights. Freedom of speech is the foundation of a free society. Without it, a tyrant can wreak havoc unopposed, while his opponents are silenced. Inoffensive speech needs no protection. The First Amendment was developed precisely in order to protect speech that was offensive to some, in order to prevent those who had power from claiming they were offended by speech opposing them and silencing the powerless.
The ad merely calls for support of Trump’s immigration ban and runs the names of refugees into the US who have been convicted of Islamic terror, and we intend to run it in sanctuary cities across America where free speech has not yet been banned. Sadly this is an ever an increasingly small number — New York, Washington DC, Boston, Miami, Chicago have all banned “political” and “cause related” advertising.