Voltaire’s infamous and incorrectly attributed line “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it” has been used by old-school liberals for decades to define their once-staunchly held belief in freedom of speech. But much of that has changed in the last few years, and dramatically so. Too many liberals believe it is their sworn social duty to keep you from saying certain things. Especially those who oversee the world’s largest and most powerful social media platforms.
As The Daily Citizen reported in late October, Indiana congressman Jim Banks was put in Twitter time-out for using true language that offended Jack and company. Rep. Banks sin? He simply tweeted, “The title of first female four-star officer gets taken by a man.”
Of course, Banks was referring to Dr. Rachel Levine, who is the first transgender individual to serve as Assistant Secretary for Health at the Department of Health and Human Services, but also became the first “woman” to earn the lofty position of “first female four-star admiral of the U.S. Public Health Services Commissioned Corps” according to HHS’s official press release. But of course, the admission that Levine is transgender means precisely that he was born and lived as a man for most of his life until he began presenting as female in 2011, as reported in The Hill. Yes, the first female four-star office is indeed a biological male. The HHS press release itself established the very fact of what Rep. Banks was put in Twitter jail for saying.
Days ago, Rep. Banks was allowed to start tweeting again because he deleted the offending tweet. His first tweet was to send a serious shot over the bow of Big Tech.
I’m back. pic.twitter.com/xk9GhQpQaR
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) November 5, 2021
He said, “I won’t be the last person Big Tech tried to silence” then announced his future intentions as a sworn representative of the people.
“When we win back the majority next year, I am going to lead the fight to hold Big Tech accountable for their censorship of conservative voices. So, here’s what you can do to help me: Follow, share, like what I am doing and stay tuned for more.”
It was less than 50 years that one of the nation’s premier liberal organizations, the ACLU, understood the dire importance of defending speech they vigorously disagreed with. They believed this with such passion, the ACLU famously fought to defend the right of Chicago-area Nazis to hold a legal demonstration in Skokie, Illinois.
But how all that has changed. Today, leading liberals have moved from defending free-speech to stamping out any voices that insists biological sex is real. The Daily Citizen will be following Representative Jim Bank’s effort to defend the fundamental freedom of speech across social media platforms.
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