A new proposal from a democratic senator would empower the feds to scour the Internet, TV and more for so-called hate speech.
The Democratic Sen. Ed Markey is pushing a bill to have a federal agency monitor anything that it suspects may encourage hate crimes.
He wants the agency to work in connection with the Department of Justice and U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, then file a report to Congress on what’s hateful and could lead to hate crimes.
The two big questions that we don’t have the answers to are , who gets to decide what’s hateful and what will they then do about it?
“Those are the two big questions, and we don’t have the answers to those questions, which I think is the root of what’s troubling about this,” The political editor Guy Benson at TownHall.com told Megyn Kelly in an interview.
Obviously they would pass it just to see what is in it like they did with Obamacare.
Imagine giving the government the power to deem worthy or unworthy whatever they want as “hate speech”. Would they go as far as saying criticizing the president is hateful?
On a positive note, Benson said the chances of this proposal seeing the light of day in a Republican-controlled House are slim.
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In a statement, Markey claims that the bill makes “crystal clear that any recommendations must be consistent with the First Amendment’s free speech protections.”
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