“Let’s see, I, as the judge of the Holy Inquisition, will punish you because I think what you’re saying is harmful.” Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador


Free Speech Survives In The Outposts

Free Speech Champion Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador

“Facebook’s decision to silence the current leader of the United States calls for a debate on freedom of expression, the free exchange of information on the web, democracy and the role of the companies that administer (social) networks.”

“Where is the law, where is the regulation, what are the norms? This is an issue of government, this is not an issue for private companies.”

Mexico leader condemns Twitter, Facebook for blocking Trump

Jan. 7, 2021Updated: Jan. 7, 2021 7:08 p.m.

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s president on Thursday condemned the decision by social media platforms to block the accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump.

President Andrés Manuel López Obrador at the same time declined to condemn the assault by Trump supporters on the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, citing his policy of not interfering in other countries’ affairs. He said only that he regretted the loss of lives.

But López Obrador, who is seen as friendly to Trump, was quick to criticize what he called the censorship of the U.S. president.

“I don’t like anybody being censored or taking away from the the right to post a message on Twitter or Face(book). I don’t agree with that, I don’t accept that,” López Obrador said.

“How can you censor someone: ‘Let’s see, I, as the judge of the Holy Inquisition, will punish you because I think what you’re saying is harmful,’” López Obrador said in an extensive, unprompted discourse on the subject. “Where is the law, where is the regulation, what are the norms? This is an issue of government, this is not an issue for private companies.”

Presidential spokesman Jesús Ramírez doubled down later in the day, writing in his Twitter account that “Facebook’s decision to silence the current leader of the United States calls for a debate on freedom of expression, the free exchange of information on the web, democracy and the role of the companies that administer (social) networks.”

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There very well maybe a continuing debate on censorship in the United States of America at-large and in congress, but it will mostly be on the need for more of it not less. Cause that’s where we’re at.


“If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
― George Washington

Sure but besides being a racist White guy, President George Washington wasn’t as intrepid or brilliant as Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi or Joe Biden who only do what’s best for us and their wallets, not exactly in that order.

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