When Speech Is Really Violence

Source: The Pamphleteer
by Davis Hunt

“This weekend, the furor around Tennessee’s new laws restricting gender transition procedures for minors (which advocates refer to as ‘gender-affirming’ healthcare) and cabaret performances to adult venues went nationwide. Everyone from California Governor Gavin Newsom to SNL host Colin Jost used the opportunity to stunt on the state. Meanwhile, others saw their support for the bills misrepresented [sic] as a call to violence. Newsom tweeted out that Tennessee has the ‘8th highest murder rate in the nation … And this is what the Governor is focused on’ in reference to Gov. Lee’s signing the so-called ‘drag show’ bill into law. … Lee quipped back by noting how people have left California in droves over the past three years to get away from Newsom’s poorly run state, and, well, that says it all.” [editor’s note: If you have not signed up for this other free daily news blog, you should consider it – SAT] (03/06/23)