Once again a horrific event is now being used to further silence people. A congressman is calling for restrictions on social media, even though the event is in large part because of mainstream liberal media rhetoric.
“This political rhetoric and political discourse that has led to hate, has led to gunfire,” the congressman from Illinois said. “I never thought I’d go to baseball practice for charity and have to dodge bullets. This has got to stop and it has got to stop today […] We got to ratchet down the rhetoric that we’ve seen, not only in the social media but in the media, in the 24 hour news cycle.”
The good news is the congressman mentioned ratcheting down the rhetoric from the media as well. However we have seen what takes place when lawmakers attempt to ratchet down ‘the rhetoric,’ typically it means the silencing of free-speech.