August 21, 2017

New York Times tells ACLU: Stop defending free speech

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

The American Civil Liberties Union is best known for its defence of free speech, and throughout its history, it has taken on the hardest cases.

To cite just one example:

In 1993, the ACLU defended the grand dragon of the Texas KKK — and appointed an African-American lawyer named Anthony Griffin to the case.

Lawyers know that even accused murderers and rapists deserve a fair trial. The left always claimed to support that principle.

But then came Donald Trump.

True, he has a lot of government power, but the left still has more, in culture, business and technology. So if you say the "wrong" thing, your Internet can be cut off. And not by the government.

The New York Times just printed a piece by "K-Sue Park, […] a housing attorney and the Critical Race Studies fellow at the U.C.L.A. School of Law.” She writes:

"I volunteered with the A.C.L.U. as a law student in 2011, and I respect much of its work. But it should rethink how it understands free speech. By insisting on a narrow reading of the First Amendment, the organization provides free legal support to hate-based causes. More troubling, the legal gains on which the A.C.L.U. rests its colorblind logic have never secured real freedom or even safety for all.”

I think Anthony Griffin might object. He was a black man who loved freedom so much he knew he had to give it to his enemies if he wanted it for himself.

But he was a man of a different era, wasn’t he?

And so was the New York Times that once praised him, instead of publishing Millennial racial studies hucksters…

Tonight's guests: Our B.C. Bureau Chief Christopher Wilson joins me to talk about his recent report on who the "conservatives" really are behind the new group "A Strong Canada."

It's just one of many attempts by liberals to move the Conservative Party of Canada to the centre — and it's working.

Then ClimateDepot.com's Marc Morano comes on to explain why Steve Bannon's departure from the White House is "bad news for climate skeptics."

Finally: Your messages to me — plus an update on the attacks against The Rebel coming from all sides, from the media, politicians, far-left activists, and even one of the internet companies behind our web site.

Stay tuned, because tomorrow I'll have a full statement on The Rebel's future. For now, though:

We're not going anywhere.

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commented 2017-08-21 20:49:39 -0400
Thank God for The Rebel!
commented 2017-08-21 20:49:00 -0400
Ezra, I still support the rebel, but since trump got elected, you started drifting.
A bit less Trump, a bit more Canada!
Could you also look at doing a show to DEMAND Canadian cops enforce bill C-309, which bans face coverings at demonstrations. If we arrested these cowards, and published thier pics, I am sure they would be kicked out of mommy’s basement, and this violence would die down.
commented 2017-08-21 20:45:35 -0400
Ezra, I hope you bring back Faith Goldy. What happened was minor in my opinion.
commented 2017-08-21 20:37:56 -0400
With you 100% Ezra, looking forward to tomorrow night. You always know how to fight back.