The Leftist Definition of Free Speech and Expression


Allen West


April 17, 2024

“In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
George Orwell

There are many quotes from history that are relevant to this time in our America, but none better correlates to the topic of this missive. It is no longer debatable that the progressive socialist leftists, Marxists, in America no longer believe we have a First Amendment right to freedom of speech and expression. I would also add that they are redefining the right to peaceably assemble and petition our government for redress of grievances. Today, the leftists in America have redefined free speech and expression to only be that which conforms to their ideological agenda…that is, therefore, accepted speech.

Did any of us believe that we would see in our time a presidential administration that would collude with a private sector information-sharing platform? The objective is clearly known: to censor the free speech and expression of Americans who dared to challenge the groupthink and propaganda of the government. Or how about an administration that would actually consider creating a bureau of disinformation, similar to the Ministry of Truth from Orwell’s novel 1984, and place it in the Department of Homeland Security? Funny, create an internal agency to root out misinformation and disinformation, as determined by the leftist Biden administration…but not secure the border. Kinda tells you something about priorities and who this current administration deems as its threat, enemy and opposition.

Consider the recent saga of NPR veteran editor Uri Berliner, who was suspended for five days by NPR, a government-funded media and news entity. Berliner was suspended after he penned a piece critical of NPR after detailing the “absence of viewpoint diversity.” His piece that was published in the Free Press, started by one Bari Weiss, who ran into similar persecution at the New York Times, took aim at NPRs biased coverage of Russiagate, the COVID lab leak theory, Hunter Biden’s laptop story suppression, the embrace of the theory of systemic racism, and accused NPR of downplaying anti-Semitism following the October 7th attacks by Islamic terrorist group Hamas. Berliner also took aim at NPRs new CEO, Katherine Maher and her evidenced far-left ideological leanings, as exposed in her social media posts.

We just witnessed the imbecilic and disturbing rantings of MSNBC leftists about the granting of a paid contributor contract to former RNC Chair Ronna McDaniel. She was subsequently released, but there was no protest about former Biden administration press secretary Jen Psaki joining the network and having her own show. For that matter, no one at MSNBC has an issue with a known liar and poverty pimp such as Al Sharpton having a prominent space on the program.

And now we have leftists fully accepting pro-Hamas supporters, again, an Islamic terrorist organization that killed Americans and took them hostage on October 7, 2023. The left has no problem believing that it is free speech and expression to tear down American flags in NYC on Veterans Day and replace them with the Hamas terrorist flag. Or Hamas supporters in America can burn American flags and shout “Death to America” along with blocking the freedom of maneuver of Americans on roads, bridges and airports. I personally experienced this delusion at St. Louis University this month when pro-Hamas useful idiot students shouted me down, calling me a “bigot” and demanding that I leave campus. I guess that as a retired US Army combat veteran and former Member of Congress, I do not have the freedom of speech to address the issue of the Israeli/Hamas conflagration since I do not support an Islamic terrorist organization.

Antifa and BLM are organizations that conduct peaceful protests…yet if you are a parent showing up at a school board meeting, you are designated as a domestic terrorist. If you are a pro-life advocate, you can expect to have an early morning or late night raid of your home by geared-up FBI agents. Yet, if you are a single military-age male illegal immigrant, even from China, well, come on in and face no investigation from this leftist government.

Totalitarians do not want any opposition, certainly not any opposing voices, thoughts, perspectives, and insights. Even we here at the American Constitutional Rights Union have had a private sector deny providing us service because our positions do not conform with their standards. Hmm, what is it about the US Constitution and individual rights, freedoms, and liberties not comport with their business standards or values?

Freedom of speech and expression is fine with leftists as long as you’re aligned with their ideological agenda, which sadly now includes supporting Islamic terrorist organizations. The last time I checked, aiding and abetting, along with providing material support and comfort (aid) to an enemy of the United States of America, was a felony offense. Publicly supporting Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad, ISIS, Taliban, Al Shabab, Boko Haram, Abu Sayyaf, Jamaat al-Islamiyah, Muslim Brotherhood, Al Quds, Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, Houthis, and Iran is just that, a felony offense, not free speech or expression. If you are an American citizen, we have laws that you have broken. If you are not an American citizen, you should be rightly deported.

If we are to Live Free in America, well, stop allowing the enemy free reign to pervert our individual rights and freedoms to advance their objective of our own demise. After all, that is just what the jihadist affirmed in Dearborn, Michigan, when he referred to America as a rotten system that has to be replaced.

That, Ladies and Gents, is sedition, treason…then again, the Member of Congress who represents Dearborn, Michigan, Rashida Tlaib, and her colleagues, Cori Bush, Jamaal Bowman, and Ilhan Omar, are guilty of the same.

Steadfast and Loyal.



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