Democrats have abandoned the First Amendment in their thirst for power.
The left is perfectly fine with curtailing free speech so long as it fits their political aims.
And big tech is censoring prominent conservatives for an infuriating reason.
Identical twins David and Jason Benham are no strangers to the left-wing cancel culture mob.
The Christian conservative brothers had their HGTV show canceled after one of several left-wing attack dog groups dug up old quotes where they expressed views in line with traditional marriage.
Now the left is going after the Benham brothers again.
The brothers had a Facebook post flagged and tagged by the left-wing overseers at the social media giant.
Their crime was saying they wouldn’t take a vaccine for the Wuhan virus when—or if—it arrives.
Facebook flagged their message with the following statement:
“David Benham’s post goes against our Community Standards on misinformation that could cause physical harm. We have these standards because misinformation that could cause people physical harm can make some people feel unsafe on Facebook.”
David Benham’s main issue with a potential vaccine is the so-called mainstream media portraying getting vaccinated as a form of patriotism.
USA Today wrote:
“[W]hile the measures that will be necessary to defeat the coronavirus will seem draconian, even anti-American to some, we believe that there is no alternative. Simply put, getting vaccinated is going to be our patriotic duty.”
According to fear-mongers on the left, it’s “patriotic” to submit to authoritarianism.
The USA Today piece didn’t stop there.
“Vaccine refusers could lose tax credits or be denied nonessential government benefits. Health insurers could levy higher premiums for those who by refusing immunization place themselves and others at risk, as is the case for smokers. Private businesses could refuse to employ or serve unvaccinated individuals.”
It’s amazing how comfortable the left is with trampling rights to fit their agenda.
Conservatives do incredibly well on YouTube, for example, so they must be shot down, otherwise people might be persuaded to think for themselves.
And the watchdogs for these organizations are invariably left wing.
One YouTube video from doctors at Cedars Sinai and a publicly-traded medical research company was censored because it was tangentially favorable to Donald Trump.
The Benham brothers have learned the hard way that conservatives in entertainment, or simply people who don’t fully submit to the mob, pay a steep price for stepping out of line.
It’s chilling how the Democrats have been using the coronavirus to crack down on civil liberties.
It will only get worse until more people speak up.