Federal government needs to step in to protect freedom of speech

Daniel Greenfield:
Freedom of Assembly is the first and most important right of the Bill of Rights. Today it is being denied in cities like Berkeley and Portland where local left-wing governments have contrived to deny rally permits while giving the masked thugs of their leftist Antifa allies a blank check to assault those whose views they oppose.

In Berkley, Boston and San Francisco, the First Amendment doesn’t exist anymore.

The threat of violence that shut down the Patriot Prayer demonstration in San Francisco, an event scheduled to feature African American, Samoan and Latino speakers, is a case of fascism justifying itself by flying the false flag of “anti-fascism.” And it is the third such case this week – the others being Boston and Berkeley. The founder of Patriot Prayer, Joey Gibson, is a Japanese American who regards himself as a “person of color” and who had made it very clear that he opposes Neo-Nazis and white supremacists, and who has publicly stated that his goal is to promote “love” not hate.

This time the violence and hate were coming from one side, and one side only.
The federal government should fight these liberal fascists the same way they fought the KKK and Jim Crow officials in teh first Civil Rights era.  We need a new civil rights era to defend the freedom of speech.  The leaders of Antifa and the Governments that support them should be sued and if they refuse to enforce the law against the violent Antifa thugs the US should send in the National Guard if necessary to secure the civil rights of speakers.


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