Rand Paul Promises to Introduce Legislation to Stop Big Government and Big Tech Collusion Against Free Speech
After it was revealed that the Department of Homeland Security was working to clamp down on free speech that it considers to de “dangerous” or “disinformation”, Kentucky Senator Rand Paul has vowed to put forward legislation that would criminalize government agencies’ and Big Tech companies’ ability to collude against Americans’ free speech rights.
During an appearance on Fox News, Paul said the following about the Democratic Party:
You know, for all the talk of democracy, it seems to be that they’re undermining the very basic principles of our constitutional republic.
“Freedom of speech was listed in the first amendment because it was one of the most important rights that our Founders thought should be protected. But having the government collude with Big Tech to censor speech is something that goes against every grain of everything that anyone has ever spoken about as far as freedom of speech,” Paul added.
The Kentucky Senator continued sounding off:
So when we get back in session, I’m going to introduce legislation that will forbid the government from colluding with private companies to censor speech.
Paul broke down the complicated nature behind the regulation of free speech:
This is a tricky situation because many people believe that the First Amendment doesn’t allow us to regulate the speech of private companies. But without question, we can regulate the government, and we can prevent and forbid the government from colluding with private tech on speech.
“I think we should also preclude them and prohibit them from gathering up our data,” Paul claimed. He noted that “we can’t really tell people on the Internet they can’t collect our data, you know, for sales and for marketing. But we can tell the government they can’t collect that data, because I don’t want the government profiling every citizen.”
“That goes against everything that we all believe in as far as the foundation of our constitutional republic,” the Kentucky senator claimed.
Paul described the Democrats as “the party of authoritarianism” for their fanatic commitment to infringing on American’s traditional freedoms.
It’s no longer good enough to complain about the Democrat’s tyrannical intentions. Now, Republicans must pass solid legislation to put tyrannical Democrats in their place.
Political predators only understand the language of force and they must be reminded through tough legislation that there are severe questions for their political misbehavior.