Freedoms – how free is political speech here in USA and around the world?
Let’s compare Trump’s counselor Kellyanne Conway who today 6/13/19 has been admonished by a USA government agency for engaging in political speech, i.e., violation of the Hatch Act.
Let’s compare Conway’s political speech with other places such as Hong Kong which today pushes ahead on legislation that any resident or foreigner who says something the government does not like can be sent to mainland China for trail.
Left leaning newspapers, including the New York Times and Washington Post, urge that Trump fire his top counselor Kellyanne Conway because she made political comments about Democrat contenders. Only Trump can fire Conway. Civil servants are not supposed to engage in what the Hatch Act refers to as perncious politics.Does this pass the ‘sniff test’? Hardly.
The U.S. Constitution recognizes a number of inalienable human rights, including freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom of religion, the right to keep and bear arms, freedom from cruel and unusual punishment, and the right to a fair trial by jury.
What about freedom of speech & assembly in other places? Hong Kong – Now here’s something that smells bad: Hong Kong Lawmakers currently push legislation that allows extradition to mainland China. This puts legal independence of Hong Kong residents and foreigners alike in jeopardy. Anyone can be hauled off to mainland China for what they say in Hong Kong.
The Hong Kong proposed law threatens freedom of speech and freedom of gatherings. Thousands of protesters have gathered to protest. As one protester said, ‘ Say something the government does not like and they’ll take the person back to China for an unfair trail and prospect of torture.’ Only the government has the guns in Hong Kong. Protesters hold umbrellas to ward off tear gas.
Kellyanne Conway acts as a counselor to Trump. It is expectable that she will make comments about the Democrat contenders.
Why do so many newspapers including the New York Times and Washington Post — supposed defenders of freedoms — throw in with the Democrat lingo without taking a hard look at it? Let’s directly ask the editors of those ‘defenders of freedom’ what they are up to.
Start by asking Dean P. Baguet, current top editor at the New York Times. Why does the New York Times support the Democrat line of thinking in such a tunnel visioned manner? Let’s ask top Editors directly our questions.