That’s exactly what the Speaker of the House said. Verbatim. A “careful balance” between freedom and safety. If ever there were an unbalanced guardian at the apex of the slippery slope of constitutional interpretations, it it this lunatic.
How long is it before honest criticism of laws, individuals, ideologies or events becomes a crime under the “Hate Speech Doctrine?”
You can be incarcerated for commentary on a variety of subjects in many European nations and in Canada. Of course, here in the United States of America, we have Constitutional Amendments protecting our rights to free speech, among other liberties. In case anyone has forgotten the language of the First Amendment, I’ll take the liberty of posting it here:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Seems to lay things out succinctly, if you ask me. Who am I to interpret it, however? I merely swore an Oath to defend it against all enemies, foreign and domestic. As far as I am aware, that Oath had no expiration date.
Hang tough, America. Stormy seas ahead.