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Exercising Free Speech

Arresting political opposition?

March 16, 2023  0


There is a gigantic case in federal court that is a test case for Biden's Department of Justice to squelch free speech under threat of voter alienation. And it's the most important case you've never heard of. And for Catholics, still reeling from the news about the secret FBI dossier targeting the faithful, this case bears very close scrutiny.

It's a little involved, and we don't want to go too far afield, but — just for background — in the run-up to the 2016 election, a man by the name of Douglass Mackey went under the Twitter identity of "Ricky Vaughn" and routinely posted satirical memes and tweets against Hillary Clinton. But one got him in trouble with the DOJ.

And here it is: It suggested Hillary supporters could just skip actually voting and instead just text a code and vote that way. It said, as you can see, "Avoid the line. Vote from home. Text Hillary to [the provided number]." It was a joke. And, at the time, everyone saw it that way — especially given multiple other political satires Mackey had posted under his Ricky Vaughn pseudonym.

It's the most important case you've never heard of.

Remember, this was in 2016. We ask you to remember because the Democrats never forget. Fast forward to the 2020 race and the Biden "win." And just seven days (one week) after the inauguration, Biden's DOJ actually arrested Mackey. Here's their press release — note the date, Jan. 27, 2021 — and here is the telling line from it, charging him with "use [of] various social media platforms to disseminate misinformation designed to deprive individuals of their constitutional right to vote."

And to add, in a flurry, "With Mackey's arrest, we serve notice that those who would subvert the democratic process in this manner cannot rely on the cloak of Internet anonymity to evade responsibility for their crimes. They will be investigated, caught and prosecuted to the full extent of the law."

And if you think this is some kind of joke — the judge in the case recently threw out Mackey's motion to dismiss the case, and jury seating has begun. If convicted, Mackey could be behind bars in the federal prison system for up to 10 years — for a joke meme.

If you don't think the Marxist Democrats don't mean everything they say when they threaten you, well, don't forget this case. A few months after the arrest, Reuters did a follow-up story in May of 2021 where the beans were spilled on what this case was really all about:

The indictment of a far-right internet activist on charges of interfering with the 2016 U.S. election reflects a strategic shift by the Department of Justice and sets the stage for new cases against more prominent right-wing actors, according to people familiar with the matter. Federal prosecutors debated for years whether and how to pursue criminal cases against Americans suspected of disseminating false voting instructions to manipulate the election ... .

So a strategy was implemented — find one test case and see if Biden's thugs could make the case, and if they prevail, go after any political conservative using the precedent that would be set in this. The Reuters article continues, "One charge to start, against a demonstrably influential person, where evidence pointed to a real impact, the sources told Reuters."

There is much more detail to this case, and legal wrangling, but suffice it to say this is a very important First Amendment case — freedom of speech, perhaps the most important case — certainly in the era of thuggery of Biden's phony Justice Department.

As many of you who have followed Church Militant for a while know, thugs in both the Church, as well as the Marxist government, have tried, unsuccessfully so far, to shut us down or paint us as terrorists or threats or whatever. The times, as the saying goes, are getting desperate.

If convicted, Mackey could be in prison for up to 10 years — for a joke meme.

So we'd like to take this opportunity to tell you that we here at Church Militant are going to be launching what we call Membership Mondays, starting this coming Monday, March 20 at 7 p.m. ET. This will be every Monday and for Premium subscribers. We will entertain your thoughts and questions and comments in our livestream chat.

We'll be kicking off each Membership Monday with some timely or interesting topic and then loop you all in and get your thoughts, as well as let you ask whatever you want about that or whatever tickles your fancy.

Again, watching is available for anyone who comes to the site or YouTube, but only Premium members will have access to the chat. So mark down the time — each Monday, starting this coming Monday at 7 p.m. ET, the debut of Church Militant Membership Mondays, where free speech will not be an issue, but actually encouraged. See you live on Monday.

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