It used to be that if you didn’t want to hear something that it was a lot easier for you to just not hear it. You left the room, or put down the newspaper, or turned off the television.
You just didn’t bother listening to what was being said. At the end of the day, you gave the person you disagreed with the right to say what they were going to say because they would at least do the same thing for you.
Now, it seems that everything has to be some big issue that life and death hang upon. I saw two people, before the pandemic when I was still traveling regularly for business, get into an argument in an airport about rival baseball teams. Think about that, you’d catch a federal case about rival baseball teams?
Anyway, people have come to worry far too much about things that don’t affect them personally and not enough about the things that do. If something doesn’t affect the way that you pay your bills, you shouldn’t really worry about it. That is, unless it comes to your basic fundamental rights.
In the last year Americans — and their president — lost their freedom of speech. In the last year Democrats stole a landslide election from the most popular candidate in modern history.
And now, just like that, we’ve reached peak Marxism.
Jacob Chansley, the horned shaman seen roaming around the hall of Congress on January 6th, has been locked up in Washington DC since his arrest — without bail.
Jacob did not cause any violence, he listened to officers and he was let in the building by Capitol Hill police.
Earlier this week Chansley’s attorney Al Watkins had a hearing in Washington DC in an attempt to free Jacob Chansley from jail before his trial.
The prosecutor, Assistant U.S. Attorney Kimberly Paschall, argued that Chansley should not be released because he might talk about election fraud once he is released.
Chansley is not the one who should be jailed.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported:
She said Chansley had traveled to Washington with others and had a large online following, and there would be no guarantee that he wouldn’t continue pushing his false claims about election fraud once released.
U.S. District Judge Judge Royce C. Lamberth did not immediately rule on the issue, but did ask Watkins how he’d arranged an interview between Chansley and “60 Minutes,” saying he’d not given permission for it, as required.
And just like that they are jailing people for the threat of what they might say.