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Censorship Encouraged By Democrat Ted Lieu Who'd Love To "Regulate The Content Of Speech"

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posted on Dec, 13 2018 @ 12:29 PM
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There are many reasons why people choose to be conservatives. Support for traditional values and the support of our Constitution, are the first things that come to mind. They're concerned with the rise to power of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who touts Democratic socialism, as the future for our country. Perhaps there are many Democrats who are also concerned and perhaps are equally dismayed at some of the things being said by their Democratic leaders.

Case in point is the statement made Wednesday on CNN, by Democrat Caucus Assistant Whip Ted Lieu. While being interviewed, he stated, “I would love to be able to regulate the content of speech.” Since The First Amendment prevents him from doing that, he publicly advocated "private sector companies to regulate it better themselves." Which means to me, he has no issue with Facebook, Google and Twitter imposing THEIR standards of "decency" on American's speech and writings. How many Americans, both Conservative and Liberal, are against this control on free speech, which ultimately wants to protect people from being offended and triggered? Is this the America that we truly want?






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posted on Dec, 13 2018 @ 12:44 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

The only reason he supports that is that it is politically profitable for him currently.

If private companies curtailed his ideology's right to free speech it would be entirely different.

The left need to control the narrative because they cannot actually sell or debate their ideals.

The First Amendment guarantees us the ability to debate ideas.

The First Amendment itself is not up for debate.


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posted on Dec, 13 2018 @ 12:46 PM
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The thing is, private sector making the rules allows special interest groups to take over the country and impose suppression on speech that negatively effects them through social brainwashing.

There should be some protection somehow added to the law to protect the masses from a small group of individuals forcing their beliefs on the masses. We are not talking religion either, that is independent, consensus of the time can be altered by big industries that have lots of control over masses, like Big Pharma, or entities outside of the US like foreign governments or big importers and exporters. Even letting China make so much of our stuff we use can cause problems. That is like a monopoly.



posted on Dec, 13 2018 @ 12:47 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

Well, to his credit, he did say, "...but I think over the long run, it's better the government does not regulate the content of speech."

But to say that he'd love to be able to regulate speech, and that advocates that private companies do a better job at it, is definitely concerning.



posted on Dec, 13 2018 @ 01:27 PM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

So he understands the dangers, but still likes the idea of stopping conservatives from having a voice.



posted on Dec, 13 2018 @ 01:31 PM
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Interesting, but I can't think of anyone who would like to control the content of speech more than president unindicted co-conspirator.

FAKE NEWS! Journalists are the enemy of the people!

Pleeze.



posted on Dec, 13 2018 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

Another leftist espousing censorship.

*yawn*



posted on Dec, 13 2018 @ 01:32 PM
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a reply to: shawmanfromny

This promotion of corporate moderation and censorship of speech by Democrats doesn't surprise me and I think we will see a lot more of it, particularly in the work place. Dems understand the importance of words and they understand that forcing self censorship, over the long term, forces changes in thinking and attitudes. Basically is about social engineering.



posted on Dec, 13 2018 @ 01:34 PM
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The **GOVERNMENT** should never attempt to regulate anyone's speech.

This is not synonymous with feeling like you're being 'censored' or 'had your rights infringed upon' because you feel entitled enough to believe that a platform built and operated by private individuals has to accommodate you.

Free speech != freedom of consequences.

Exercise your free speech in a manner that violates terms and conditions (that you agreed to btw) and getting banned for doing so is not censorship, its not speech regulation.

You broke the rules, you deal with the consequences.
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posted on Dec, 13 2018 @ 01:41 PM
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a reply to: angeldoll


FAKE NEWS! Journalists are the enemy of the people!

I like how you just slid the word "journalists" in there. I almost didn't even notice it... almost.

You're going to be a Congressman when you grow up, aren't you?

TheRedneck



posted on Dec, 13 2018 @ 01:42 PM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: angeldoll


FAKE NEWS! Journalists are the enemy of the people!

I like how you just slid the word "journalists" in there. I almost didn't even notice it... almost.

You're going to be a Congressman when you grow up, aren't you?

TheRedneck



No star for you.




posted on Dec, 13 2018 @ 01:43 PM
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originally posted by: angeldoll
Interesting, but I can't think of anyone who would like to control the content of speech more than president unindicted co-conspirator.

FAKE NEWS! Journalists are the enemy of the people!

Pleeze.


So you as a leftist find this merely interesting, but a President that points out that the major news media is nothing more than the PR arm of the DNC is a danger.

So as DB just posted... another leftist espousing censorship.


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posted on Dec, 13 2018 @ 01:45 PM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: angeldoll


FAKE NEWS! Journalists are the enemy of the people!

I like how you just slid the word "journalists" in there. I almost didn't even notice it... almost.

You're going to be a Congressman when you grow up, aren't you?

TheRedneck


Well, if she said "fake news is the enemy of the people" then it would contradict the DNC talking points memo she got in her inbox this morning.




posted on Dec, 13 2018 @ 02:12 PM
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originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: angeldoll


FAKE NEWS! Journalists are the enemy of the people!

I like how you just slid the word "journalists" in there. I almost didn't even notice it... almost.

You're going to be a Congressman when you grow up, aren't you?

TheRedneck


The same way the left equates illegal immigration with immigration, they associate fake news with actual news.



posted on Dec, 13 2018 @ 02:44 PM
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a reply to: OccamsRazor04

Just more of the same from that side, to be honest. I know that both sides do it, but the intensity, frequency, and overtness with which the left does it is frightening.



posted on Dec, 13 2018 @ 02:51 PM
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Uh oh, someone said something and we don't like it?

It doesn't matter whether he wishes he could censor others. Sometimes I wish I could punch someone in the nose for talking trash. It's that we don't do it that matters.



posted on Dec, 13 2018 @ 03:12 PM
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a reply to: Propagandalf

The Neolibs and Neocons are getting scared of the internet thus want to censor opposition.



posted on Dec, 13 2018 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: angeldoll

Putting aside your dislike of Trump, do you agree with Ted Lieu?

Do you agree with entities like Facebook, Google and Twitter trying to influence social and political issues by controlling speech and silencing those not on the Left?



posted on Dec, 13 2018 @ 03:25 PM
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Ted’s position is very shortsighted. He may be pleased with the current censorship of conservative ideas, but eventually things will come full circle. This is why free speech needs to be universally supported even when it isn’t for something you don’t want to hear. The potential loss of free speech presents too much danger to an open and free society.



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