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WATCH: Threats to Free Speech Coming From the White House

By Caroline Roberts posted on:
March 10, 2021

The Motto of the United States is “E Pluribus Unum,” Latin for “out of many, one.”

Even though our nation was made up of 13 colonies—representing a wide variety of religions, cultures, and viewpoints—one idea held it all together: the principle that everyone should be free to live consistently with their beliefs without fear of government punishment. And our government officials swear to uphold the Constitution to ensure just that.

It seems we have forgotten this principle.

Now, college students are punished for privately expressing their religious beliefs. Business leaders are losing their jobs for donating to causes that align with their personal convictions.

But threats to free speech and civil discourse aren’t limited to our college campuses and workplaces.

They’re now coming from the White House itself.

Learn more in the video below:

Intolerance of viewpoint diversity is threatening our ability to live together, as one. But instead of being a unifier and president for all Americans, President Biden continues to elevate those who have a bad habit of targeting and punishing people because of their views:

  • Kamala Harris, Vice President – When acting as Attorney General of California, Harris failed to prosecute Planned Parenthood for selling aborted baby body parts and instead prosecuted the journalists who exposed the crime.
  • Xavier Becerra, HHS Secretary nominee – In 2018, ADF won a Supreme Court lawsuit against then-California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who attempted to force the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA) and all pro-life pregnancy centers in the state to advertise abortion procedures to their patients.
  • Richard Stengel, Team Leader, US Agency for Global Media – Stengel wrote in the Washington Post last year that “hate speech” should be banned in the United States: “where truth cannot drive out lies, we must add new guardrails.”

The Founding Fathers of the United States set out to create a nation where people of many different beliefs, religious and otherwise, could live together peacefully with respect for their neighbor’s freedom of expression and association.

But it seems that we’ve lost the ability to respect each other and live shoulder-to-shoulder in the face of our religious and political disagreements. Now we blacklist and cancel each other if someone dares express an opinion that goes against mainstream culture.

This must stop.

If America is going to remain a symbol of freedom to the world and live up to the values our Founding Fathers established, it’s going to have to start with us. Because clearly, it’s not going to start with this White House.

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Caroline Roberts, Strategic Communications Writer

Caroline Roberts

Strategic Communications Writer

Caroline Roberts serves as a Strategic Communications Writer at Alliance Defending Freedom.

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