Elon, You Have Much To Learn About Free Speech

Source: The Dispatch
by Kevin D Williamson

“If you’re going to be in the free-speech business, then you need to learn a little bit about free speech. You’re not in South Africa anymore — hell, you’re not in Canada anymore. In defending your decision to bend the knee to Turkish caudillo Recep Tayyip Erdogan, you wrote: ‘By ‘free speech,’ I simply mean that which matches the law. I am against censorship that goes beyond the law. If people want less free speech, they will ask government to pass laws to that effect. Therefore, going beyond the law is contrary to the will of the people.’ That may have been the dumbest thing published on Twitter during that particular 24-hour period — no mean feat — or maybe just the most childish, as my colleague Nick Catoggio wrote recently. ” (05/17/23)