(Liberty Bell) – Republican congressman Jim Jordan from Ohio came out recently and stated that he thinks both Democrats and Republicans should be in total agreement about the fact it’s time for a hearing to discuss the “cancel culture sweeping America.”
According to WND, the ranking member on the Judiciary panel, Jordan penned a letter and sent it to Chairman Jerry Nadler, urging that the issue of cancel culture be moved to the top of the agenda when the committee holds its first hearing of the year.
“There is no better issue on which Republicans and Democrats can work together to address in our first full committee hearing than to address the scourge of cancel culture in the United States,” Jordan said in his letter to Nadler.
Jordan went on to cite the move made by both Big Tech giants Facebook and Twitter in booting former President Donald Trump off their platforms as top reasons for why this needs to be discussed. You know, for far too long now these companies have been getting away with censorship of conservative voices and the application of their policies that are not fairly administered across the board. It’s indeed time to talk about it.
The Ohio congressman went on to refer to cancel culture as a “dangerous phenomenon” that ultimately threatens to destroy the First Amendment protection for freedom of speech.
Freedom of speech is one of the most important, precious God-given rights we have. It’s through freedom of speech that we are able to discover truth and allow that truth to penetrate our hearts and minds and transform our culture. It keeps us as a society from stagnating. Without being able to let loose our beliefs on the battlefield of ideas, we have no way to test our worldview and see if it holds up.
If free speech falls, the rest of our constitutional rights will not be far behind. It’s the first and second amendments that enable us to have and protect all the other rights in the Constitution. We say we value our way of life. I hope that is true. However, the way to prove it is true is to protect this fundamental right from the insanity of the left.
Here’s to hoping the Judiciary panel takes up this important topic and discusses viable solutions to bringing it to an end.
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