Commentary Magazine has devoted their July-August edition to an issue-length symposium in which many prominent writers, activists and thinkers were asked to respond to the question, “Is free speech under threat in the United States?” I was asked to contribute. The following is an excerpt from my piece on COMMENTARY’s symposium on the threat to free speech:
Sharia law in Idaho. The three Muslim refugee boys who plead guilty in the heinous sexual attack of a five-year-old girl in Idaho were sentenced yesterday. No jail time. The judge barred everyone in the courtroom, including the victim’s own parents, from speaking about the case and threatened anyone with serious consequences if they violated his edict. Unheard of. I have the story.
Wall Street Journal report on brands advertising against offensive videos on YouTube. Companies such as Coca-Cola, Amazon and Microsoft have pulled ads from YouTube in the wake of the story.
Following the WSJ’s lead, leftists are targeting Hannity’s advertisers and rumors abound about Hannity’s future now that advertisers have pulled their ads from his show.
The left has latched on to this scheme to destroy anyone and everyone with whom they disagree.
CNN targeted my advertisers and me. Here’s what happened.
In a unanimous vote, the uber-left San Francisco autocratic government shut down free speech on transit systems last Tuesday after our organization, the American Freedom Defense Initiative, or AFDI, submitted our latest ad campaign to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority to run on buses across the city.
As the Canadian Parliament prepares to adopt a motion condemning “Islamophobia,” the Canadian media have shifted into high-gear propaganda mode to smear all opposition to this anti-free speech measure as hysterical. Leading the charge in the Toronto Star is Faisal Kutty, who teaches law at Valparaiso University Law School in Indiana and Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto and has numerous ties to groups linked to Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.
People who are say that Donald Trump is not a politician are wrong. He may be the only politician we have seen for a long time. What Donald Trump is exposing here and now with his actions, achievements and projected workload, is just how little his predecessors actually did, how entrenched they actually were…