They are absolutely not, however, a de facto endrun around the legislative process which gives the president unilateral powers to create policy if Congress doesn't do what he wants.
Government is not an arbiter of truth. This is the precedent established in the John Peter Zenger trial, which laid the groundwork for the First Amendment. Trump is about to upend that.
This is unintelligible. And wildly unconstitutional. But, even when it's inevitably struck down, the precedent--of using executive orders to unilaterally attempt this kind of action--remains. And that's where the real danger lies. https://www.scribd.com/document/463379849/Draft-Executive-Order-on-Social-Media
And, as with anything sold on the concept of "fairness", a sad day for personal freedom.
This will be a Big Day for Social Media and FAIRNESS!
That's not how that works. Even if it were, why does the Senator think it's appropriate for government to be making determinations about what an "editorial role" is? How quickly the right forgets how the Fairness Doctrine hurt them...
The law still protects social media companies like @Twitter because they are considered forums not publishers.
But if they have now decided to exercise an editorial role like a publishe…
Republicans have chosen to abandon the idea that private businesses have the right to self-regulate, free of the improperly exerted power of limited government. This devolution in ideology is second in disappointment only to their abandonment of free speech advocacy.
Republicans feel that Social Media Platforms totally silence conservatives voices. We will strongly regulate, or close them down, before we can…
In a properly functioning political culture, local elections would generate far more emotional turmoil than federal elections.
Political value-judgments are incompatible with the egalitarianism required for individual rights to flourish. I want a politician who looks at me and sees the rights I hold. And nothing more.
100%. There are plenty who want the economy reopened but still believe in personal responsibility, respect private business' safety measures & practice social distancing in personal lives w/ those vulnerable to the virus. But that's not who media shows.
I wonder why the media only highlights the stupid people in the ‘liberty movement’? Could it be that they want you, the public, to conflate liberty with stup…
LP just selected a moderate and an anarchist. Whether this coalition will be successful and attract two very different ideological demographics will be interesting to watch.
The 2020 LP ticket is not unlike Reagan ticket in '76. Reagan, considered too extreme, selected a Dem VP. He went too far and ultimately alienated the people he was trying to appease. He did not win the nomination.
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