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Well, it does but only for speech approved by the ruling class. No police crackdowns on actual Nazis.

https://www.latimes.com/nation/nationnow/la-na-charlottesville-white-nationalists-rally-20170812-story.html

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Exactly. The ruling class is comfortable permitting speech that, while they may find it offensive, doesn't challenge America's foreign policy aims.

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Yep.

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There has been a free speech war raging against the American people for years now. Everyone should go back about 8 years and see when and how the infringement creep started, first exposed by "Russia Gate." Pervasive government sanctioned censorship (ie CISA Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, a department of Homeland Security) is run by a host of patriotic sounding organizations (ie. Election Integrity Partnership) with the same disinformation/information czars' names popping up time and again. It's a censorship war against anyone who dares to question or dispute the agendas of the elite run world order from scientists to doctors to politicians to ordinary citizens. Matt Taibbi and Michael Shellenberger have and continue to do a bang up job exposing this in their substacks. Matt released a data dump of FOIA documents just this morning. I encourage your readers who are not familiar with their work or are interested in learning how deep this deep state runs to do their homework and don't wait for the mainstream media to "mis" inform you.

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I'll check it out!

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Joe,

Have you read this? It ties in with your post. Even on the floor of the House, 1A is limited.

https://open.substack.com/pub/heathercoxrichardson/p/may-22-2024-ac2?r=1gmt2&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

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I hadn't but it's great! The parallel to slavery is spot on. They passed laws silencing abolitionist thought, and when that didn't work, they resorted to physical violence. It's as close to a modern parallel as we can get.

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When I was in college, if you had blocked me from attending the classes I had already paid for I would have been really pissed. Then again, we didn't have a lot of entitled upper middle class students with the free time to attend pointless demonstrations that would accomplish nothing.

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I don't think they accomplished nothing. Many schools have divested or disclosed their investments.

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