The establishment is becoming shockingly authoritarian.
They are using the power of government to hunt down those who oppose their agenda.
And one RINO even went so far as to say that Tucker Carlson should be in jail for his free speech.
Carl Cameron used to be a prominent reporter on Fox News. He was considered a fair and reasonable voice who many people respected.
But he left Fox News and has since become a Left-winger. He now runs a Left-wing news site and goes on MSNBC and CNN frequently.
That’s all bad enough, but what he said recently sent shockwaves throughout the country.
According to a report from the Daily Mail, “Fox News’ former chief political correspondent has joined a chorus of voices calling for serious repercussions against Tucker Carlson – one of the network’s most prominent voices.”
The article then goes on to describe the exchange between Cameron and CNN host Jim Acosta.
“Carl Cameron was asked: ‘Do you think the Murdoch family in charge of Fox will ever pull the plug on Tucker?’ during an interview with CNN’s Jim Acosta on Saturday.”
“Cameron, 60, went on to compare Carlson’s broadcasts to falsely shouting fire in a crowded movie theater.”
Cameron said, “The fact of the matter is, if you disturb the peace by starting a riot in a movie theater, cops are going to arrest you and you might end up in jail or you might end up in something worse.”
The first point that needs to be made is a big one – the “shouting fire in a crowded theater” example that everyone who hates free speech uses was literally overturned by the Supreme Court decades ago.
The “shouting fire in a crowded theater” quote was used by Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes 93 years ago in a case called Schenck v. United States.
But Schenck v. United States was overturned 40 years ago in Brandenburg v. Ohio, which held that the only lawful restriction on free speech is one that would literally start an immediate riot.
In other words, if you get up in front of a crowd and say “Kill those people over there!” then you can be held criminally liable.
Otherwise, everything else is protected free speech.
The second point is a disturbing one – what did Cameron mean when he said “something worse”?
He clearly stated that Tucker Carlson should be in jail – but is he actually suggesting that Tucker Carlson should get the death penalty?
There is a shocking and disturbing movement on the Left to criminalize free speech. It goes far beyond just banning people from Twitter – they actually want to send the Feds after their political enemies.
That is what Biden’s new “Domestic War on Terror” would do, and in fact he has already given us a preview of what it might look like when he sent the FBI after parents who were protesting Critical Race Theory.
The Left wants the Constitution destroyed and free speech eliminated.
Conservatives need to be bold in the face of this attack. The answer is not to become authoritarians just like the Left, but to hold our ground with everything we have, and continue speaking the truth in the face of tyranny.
Freedom must not be allowed to die.