Is False "Civility" the Death of Free Speech?
Below are some fire speeches about what… FREE SPEECH!
They Are Creating a New World Order - A Dictatorship
When you are being taken over, destroyed, and hunted you do NOT offer the attacker office space in your building. You can remain calm, direct and firm without being nasty or stupid. When you’re government has been captured from the ground up by communist and marxists there is no way to “diagree better” as our governor would like. You must call it out, you must speak up, and you must stand strong.
We all must face reality or we are going to lose our freedom and country. In Utah, we will lose it simply by being too nice and gullible. We must be able to hear and find the truth from ALL sides. We must have candidates that tell us exactly where they stand on issues and are not afraid to speak because of an index score.
Who decides who is nice or not? who decides what qualifies as “misinformation” or not?
“For if Men are to be precluded from offering their Sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences, that can invite the consideration of Mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of Speech may be taken away, and, dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter.” March 15, 1783 – George Washington
Europe’s “Digital Services Act” is now in force. Large online platforms risk “heavy fines” if they fail to police “hate speech” and “disinformation” more aggressively.
“Disagree Better” sounds wonderful, and if this had been thrown into the mix at another time we wouldn’t blink an eye. With it happening after the United Nations; Civil Society Conference hosted in Utah in 2019 (outside of NY, Utah is the only other state to host this in the USA) we are very concerned. This program is not to “disagree better” but to not “disagree at all.” To play on people’s good will and kindness, to usher in total tyranny, and for you to not utter a word.
Who decides what is “dignified” and what is not?
Who decides what can or can not be spoken?
Do thoughts and opinions change over time? What may have been considered “dignified” or not twenty years ago is not now.
The biggest question though: Is scoring speech a good ideas, or is this a dangerous slippery slope?