Free speech under attack - even in the land of the free and the home of the First Amendment.
Free speech activist Pamela Geller recently dropped by the National Women’s Republican Club in New York City.
She was a guest of the New York Young Republicans, and her speech focused on the ongoing fight against free speech in America, from college campuses to the Silicon Valley tech titans that control social media.
Indeed, not everyone loves the First Amendment.
Case in point: the uber-litigious and censorious thugs who comprise the rank and file of the Council on American Islamic Relations, which doesn’t like Geller’s criticism of Islam. CAIR, which has been linked to terror groups, pressured the ticket-selling service, EventBrite, to blacklist the Geller event. And CAIR was actually successful in its bully-boy tactics! EventBrite indeed de-listed the event. Shameful.
Not happy with that small victory, it was rumoured that CAIR stooges would also disrupt and protest the event. Law enforcement was dispatched to the venue to ensure the show would indeed go on — and as it turns out, the First Amendment haters at CAIR chickened out.
But it is a disgrace that organizations like EventBrite apparently take their marching orders from Islamist bullies like CAIR —spitting upon the constitution in the process.