Here’s a sad truth we now have to live with.
The America we know, the America we grew up with, the America we had until a year or less ago, is gone. The Constitution of the United States of America, the “greatest document ever struck off by the brain and purpose of man at any one time,” as Gladstone called it, lies in ruins.
Among many other catastrophes, we have lost freedom of speech. This just happened within the last few weeks.
The president of the United States was denied the right to use the internet to communicate with the citizens of the United States.
That’s because the internet is basically owned by a few private companies such as Google, Amazon, and some others. These entities shut down access by the president in his final days in office such that he could not be heard.
The Bill of Rights of the Constitution explicitly calls for the government to not interfere with free speech. But the gigantic internet powers are not deemed to be part of government — even though they have virtually god-like powers over communication, far beyond what the government has right now.
Thus, it is widely believed that the First Amendment does not deal with internet freedom of speech issues.
Obviously, there is something deeply wrong with this situation.
To read more of Ben Stein's article in The American Spectator - Click Here.
Ben Stein is a writer, an actor, and a lawyer who served as a speechwriter in the Nixon administration as the Watergate scandal unfolded. He began his unlikely road to stardom when director John Hughes cast him as the numbingly dull economics teacher in the urban comedy, "Ferris Bueller's Day Off." Read Ben Stein's Reports — More Here.
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