Every time you think that the Republican hypocrisy about how much they value the Constitution can’t get worse, they always manage to surprise you.
Ben Carson recently declared to Glenn Beck, that he would force the government to monitor political speech and punish those who speak in what can only be interpreted as “non Ben Carson approved ways”. Sounds positively North Korean, right?
Does Ben Carson even know what the First Amendment is, and what it means? The Republicans are the self-declared “I love the Constitution more than you!” party. Why don’t they ever get it?
Ben said during his interview with Glenn Beck:
I actually have something I would use the Department of Education to do. It would be to monitor our institutions of higher education for extreme political bias and deny federal funding if it exists.
As if this was not already terminally stupid enough, it got even worse. Carson then had an interview with Dana Loesch and doubled down completely that he would exclusively outlaw liberal speech, and would seek to use federal agencies to punish those who break this rule.
LOESCH: There are some who would say that it’s kind of like monitoring political speech. Do you agree with their assessment of that?
CARSON: No, I don’t, I think it’s a very big difference. But, of course, that would be the first thing that the left would claim because they want to be able to continue to do this, and it’s not appropriate for public funding to be used to indoctrinate students in one direction. I think we would have to put in very strict guidelines for the way that that was done, and that’s why I used the word ‘extreme.’ I didn’t just say ‘political bias,’ I said ‘extreme political biases
So it has come to this. Republicans have completely abandoned all pretense and openly embraced full on corporate Fascism. Facts are not indoctrination. Freedom is not slavery. Ben wants to create a society where we are literally indoctrinated, because we will only have one state-approved source for information. Any who disagree or speak out will be hunted down and punished by the government. Freedom? Yeah right.
Listen to the absolutely disgusting and ignorant statements by Carson below:[soundcloud url=”https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/229742280″ params=”color=ff5500″ width=”100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]
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