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Consider who will be submitting those calls

Consider who will be submitting those calls

Tom Pawlinas letter urging for hard laws regulating so-called free speech (We need something like the EPA to curb the lies that pollute social media, Oct. 12). Disclaimer: The following aren't my own thoughts.

Congress shall not adopt any legislation limiting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or restricting or stifling the freedom of speech or of the press; nor the peoples peaceful right to gather and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

That is from the US Constitution, Amendment No. 1. That was from Amendment #1 to the Constitution.

To those who would say, Yes, but this is really, really bad, and something must be done, let me remind you of something. This would not be enough. Once you open that door, its much easier for the government to restrict what it believes is bad speech. The authorities may be able to agree with you. Or they may shut you down. But the power would be in their hands, whether its a Biden-Pelosi-Schumer coalition or something like Trump-McConnell-Ryan one.

Are you willing to risk it?

Art Cabral, Art Carabello, Cabal Art.

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