It’s free as long as you agree

Among the myriad of policy dangers revealed by the former occupant of the Oval Office during and after his visit to the White House, one in particular stands out as most perilous to all—Free Speech. In an interview with Atlantic editor Jeffrey Goldberg, Barack Obama preached about how government control over the internet can defeat, what he called a “demand for crazy” that is spread through misinformation. Just like with any lie, a little bit of truth makes it stronger, and Obama is one of the best in the world at this type of propaganda. He attacked free speech in a chilling manner by lamenting how false information spreads on the internet and that the government needs to regulate this speech.

While it is true that there is a lot of misinformation on the internet and there are crazy claims made by all sides of the political spectrum, Obama signaled the “crazy” he wants to eliminate. As reported by Breitbart News: “Roughly 40 percent of the country appears convinced that the current president was elected fraudulently and that the election was rigged” he claimed, with about 30-35 percent rejecting vaccines for coronavirus which he called a “medical miracle” that had been clinically tested by a billion people.” The clinical tests that Obama is referring to must be the use of an experimental drug on millions of people, who were told that the COVID shot was “safe and effective.” Over 400 scientific studies have been conducted indicating that the shot was neither, and the mounting side effects on vaccinated people also are clear evidence.

About the election…Perhaps the choice of the word “rigged” is not the appropriate word, but there may not be a word in the English language to specifically define what happened with illegal mail in ballots, ballot drop box voting, and just plain election chicanery that has been proven, especially in states that ultimately determined the election. Michigan, Wisconsin, Georgia, Pennsylvania and Arizona have all found illegal election activities and systemic issues with election integrity. People are being charged on a regular basis now for violating election laws. Bottom line is: if the election wasn’t rigged and it wasn’t stolen, then there were certain events that call into question America’s election integrity, and that’s not misinformation, it’s a huge problem that needs to be addressed. It won’t be addressed if free speech about it is censored.

Obama’s attack on free speech as meeting a “demand for crazy,” underscoring the need for government regulation of “misinformation,” is extreme and dangerous. Especially when his definition of crazy includes those fighting for election integrity and bodily autonomy. Obama is saying that free speech should be free so long as it agrees with a certain political viewpoint and narrative. A former president attacking the very underpinning of the Constitution should set off alarm bells for every American given Obama’s ongoing influence over the Democratic Party and the current White House. Proverbs 31:9 says, “Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.” Ephesians 6 exhorts us to speak boldly the gospel. Folks, we must exercise our free speech otherwise it will suffer atrophy to political tyranny.

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Bill Wilson