02 February, 2021

‘Singularly Responsible’

BREAKING: House Impeachment Managers File Brief Ahead Of Trial, Claim Trump ‘Singularly Responsible’ For Capitol Riot | The Daily Wire

Well, that’s fine. But who is singularly responsible for inflicting this farce of an impeachment trial upon the American public? Can I get all of them removed from office?

It would be perverse to suggest that our shared commitment to free speech requires the Senate to ignore the obvious: that President Trump is singularly responsible for the violence and destruction that unfolded in our seat of government on January 6.

But I am suggesting exactly that. I am going even farther and stating that directly, and stating directly that Trump is not at all responsible.

If you disagree with that, then I question your “shared commitment to free speech.”

You either agree with freedom of speech or you don’t.

If you agree to it, then you agree that everyone, including, and maybe especially, the President has that right.

I agree with freedom of speech. I am the closest thing to a free speech absolutist that you are likely to ever meet. I’m sure I have mentioned that before on this blog. I have mentioned it numerous times in public.

It is the most important right protected by the Bill of Rights. Without it, the other rights mean nothing. Without our freedom of speech, we do not have the right to protest against other rights being curtailed. We do not have the right to go to our elected leaders and let them know (loudly and emphatically if need be) when they’re out of line. We do not have the right to replace them. We do not have the right to defend ourselves when accused unjustly. We do not have the right to stand up for ourselves.

In short, without freedom of speech, we lose everything that makes America “the land of the free”. And if you claim you have a “shared commitment to free speech” then you better damn well show it.

I suggest that if you can’t agree with that, then maybe the United States of America is not the place for you.

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