The New Iron Curtain of Censorship Descends on America

American Thinker

By Frank Hawkins

In March 1946, as Europe lay broken from World War II, Winston Churchill signaled the beginning of the 43-year-long Cold War between Western civilization and the Soviet Union by declaring that an “Iron Curtain has descended across the continent” as the Soviets stiffened their harsh control of Eastern Europe.

In that same speech, Churchill noted: “In the United States where Communism is in its infancy, the Communist parties or fifth columns constitute a growing challenge.”  Today, we are threatened with our own iron curtain, the product of the descendants and dupes of that fifth column.  A curtain of censorship steadily is descending on America.

Curiously, the Constitution doesn’t specifically protect us.  Here’s the wording of the First Amendment:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Yep, that’s it.  That’s the whole thing.  Meanwhile, private companies, individuals, George Soros-sponsored groups, and newspapers are free to silence anyone they don’t like and can get away with.

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