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QUESTION: Who THREATENS Free Speech MORE – The Left OR The Right?

The Chicago Tribune just wrote a column that delivered a solid Throat-punch to the familiar Liberal narrative.

The lie we were told as kids was this: The end of American liberty would come at the hands of the political right.

Conservatives would take away our right to speak our minds, and use the power of government to silence dissent. The right would intimidate our teachers and professors, and coerce the young.

And then, with the universities in thrall, with control of the apparatus of the state (and the education bureaucracy), the right would have dominion over a once-free people.

Some of us were taught this in school. Others, who couldn’t be bothered to read books, were fed a cartoon version of the diabolical conservative in endless movies and TV shows. The most entertaining of these were science fiction, sometimes with vague references to men in brown shirts and black boots goose-stepping in some future time.

So far, it ounds like the story that Hollywood, Rachel Maddow and CNN are still spinning, right?

But the lie is obvious now, isn’t it?

Because it is not conservatives who coerced today’s young people or made them afraid of ideas that challenge them. Conservatives did not shame people into silence, or send thugs out on college campuses to beat down those who wanted to speak.

The left did all that.

It’s there in front of you, the thuggish mobs of the left killing free speech at American universities. The thugs call themselves antifas, for anti-fascists.

They beat people up and break things and set fires and intimidate. These are not anti-fascists. These are fascists. This is what fascists do.

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If the left agrees with your views, you may speak. If the left doesn’t agree, they will shut you down. This is America now.

Some liberals also have seen their careers ruined by mob rule. Those two professors at Yale, a husband and wife, come to mind. She told Yale students not to worry if some other student wore a sombrero as a Halloween costume, that there were more important things to worry about than political correctness and a student wearing a sombrero.

Social justice warriors congratulate each other on their courage. But do you want to know what courage REALLY looks like?

It comes disguised as a Chicago columnist writing for a mainstream newspaper…

Telling us the truth the rest of his profession is working to suppress.

This was only a small sampling of it.

Courage is such a scarce and prized commodity in America, reward it where you find it. In this, case?

Reward his courage by reading the full column in its proper context, here.

Share this with someone who still doesn’t understand WHICH side is REALLY suppressing freedom.

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