Revealing the fascist tendency at the heart of every Democrat, California Congressman Ted Lieu told CNN Wednesday that he would love to regulate everyone’s speech if it wasn’t for that darn old “constitution” thing standing in his way.
During the program, Lieu (D, CA) said he would “love to be able to regulate the content of speech,” lamenting that he was prevented from doing so by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
This is what all Democrats want. They would “love” to take away our freedom of speech and pass speech codes just like they have done on on the campuses of our fetid system of higher education.
They want to prevent you from being able to speak for your political principles. They want to end our ability to say what we want and force us to say only what THEY want.
Showing its bias, CNN host Brianna Keilar praised Lieu for his extremist left-wing stunts, but then got to the nub of the question regarding free speech.
As the Washington Free Beacon reported:
[Kellar] wondered if Democrats should have used more of their time to question the Google leader about how it and other tech companies can work to prevent the spread of conspiracy theories and other online trolling.
Lieu replied revealing his inner fascist:
“It’s a very good point you make,” Lieu said. “I would love if I could have more than five minutes to question witnesses. Unfortunately, I don’t get that opportunity. However, I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech. The First Amendment prevents me from doing so, and that’s simply a function of the First Amendment, but I think over the long run, it’s better the government does not regulate the content of speech.”
Ever the fascist, Lieu then said that he wants businesses to impose the speech codes instead of the government.
Lieu also tweeted out his heartfelt desire to implement fascism in the U.S. by regulating Fox News into silence.
I agree there are serious issues, but the speech issues are protected by the First Amendment. Would I like to regulate Fox News? Yes, but I can't because the First Amendment stops me. And that's ultimately a good thing in the long run.
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) December 11, 2018
He keeps pretending that the U.S. Constitution gets in the way of his authoritarian dream, but you know that is just for public consumption. No Democrat in history ever much cared about the sanctity of the U.S. Constitution.
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