The progressive left has become more and more hostile toward Free Speech, and especially the kind of Free Speech that shows that the things the progressive left believes in are a load of hooey.
- A Harvard “Gender Studies Scholar” thinks that “academic freedom” needs to be eliminated because it stands in the way of “social justice.” “If our university community opposes racism, sexism, and heterosexism, why should we put up with research that counters our goals simply in the name of ‘academic freedom’?”
- A Democrat Senate candidate pressures the FCC to yank the broadcast licenses of TV stations who broadcast commercials critical of his vote for Obamacare.
- The Obama Regime formulates an FCC “study” designed to intimidate news operations that are deemed too critical of his administration.
- Secretary of State John Kerry proclaims that skeptics of the Theory of Anthropogenic Climate Change should not be allowed to participate in debate on the subject. “We should not allow a tiny minority of shoddy scientists” and “extreme ideologues to compete with scientific facts.”
Now, some will argue that these are isolated cases, and that progressives are not universally hostile to the notion of free speech and free debate.
But notice, it is *always* the Progressive Left arguing to shut down speech.