Supreme Court fails to rein in deep state coercion and censorship

First Amendment in Peril

June 26, 2024, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement blasting the Supreme Court’s ruling in Murthy v. Missouri:

“It is appalling that the Supreme Court failed to rein in the intelligence and law enforcement agencies’ abuse of individual First Amendment rights in the Murthy v. Missouri case. The contorted logic that those in the federal government who abused their power with the worst censorship operation in U.S. history should be protected under the guise that they did not voluntarily release enough details of their abuse for the plaintiffs to achieve standing, gives jet fuel to these agencies’ unchecked power to continue abusing the Constitution. Under former President Donald Trump, resisters in these same departments and agencies refused to release materials that the President ordered released via declassification with dire consequences.

“As it relates to the facts of this case, Trump should he win the election should order the release of all pertinent materials that enable will plaintiffs to incontrovertibly prove their censorship occurred, and if the agencies refuse, fire everyone involved. Additionally, the House of Representatives should subpoena all involved government parties and compel them to provide further documentation and testimony under oath. We agree with Justice Samuel Alito’s dissent which noted that the record had sufficient evidence to uphold the injunction, and that ‘The Court… shirks that duty and thus permits the successful campaign of coercion in this case to stand as an attractive model for future officials who want to control what the people say, hear, and think.’ The Supreme Court’s cowardice in the face of a direct assault by the federal government on First Amendment rights using Silicon Valley cutouts is a black mark on an institution that the left is seeking to destroy. We can only hope that when the case continues in the lower courts, the record can be further established as to be uncontestable.”

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