Using words that sound eerily similar to those used by Joe Biden and the liberty-killing Far-Left, conservative fraud and Republican candidate for president, Nikki Haley, has announced her intention to bring an end to “misinformation” on the internet by dismantling the First Amendment and ending free speech online.
Constitution? We don’t need no stinkin’ Constitution (via ReclaimTheNet.com):
Presidential hopeful from the Republican party, Nikki Haley, has come out in favor of removing online anonymity [and] recruiting all social media account holders to verify their accounts with a government ID.
Haley said anonymous social media accounts and “misinformation” are a “national security threat.”
Haley voiced her concerns over the surge in unidentifiable accounts on social media and the alleged misinformation she says they disseminate. She affirms these as potential threats to national security that need to be addressed swiftly and decidedly. She expressed her viewpoint, maintaining that “Every person on social media should be verified by their name. It’s a national security threat.”
“I want everybody’s name,” Haley said on the Ruthless podcast.
Authoritarian regimes often employ extensive surveillance to monitor and control their citizens. Mandatory ID verification on social media would hand these governments another tool for surveillance. This could lead to more targeted repression, as governments could more easily identify and monitor the activities of dissidents when social media platforms are compelled to hand over the information they hold on users.
The First Amendment of the US Constitution protects freedom of speech and expression. Mandatory ID verification on social media could be seen as a form of censorship, limiting individuals’ ability to speak freely online. Historically, the Supreme Court has been protective of anonymous speech as a vital part of the freedom of expression, as seen in cases like Talley v. California (1960) and McIntyre v. Ohio Elections Commission (1995). These cases underscore the right to distribute anonymous literature and the protection of anonymous speech, respectively.
Related to the First Amendment, there’s a historical precedent for the right to anonymity in political speech. In the Federalist Papers, for example, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay wrote under the pseudonym “Publius” to argue for the ratification of the Constitution itself. Without the right to anonymity, there would be no America as we know it. (Emphasis mine)
Nikki Haley’s treatment of the Constitution should come as no surprise; she has a long track record when it comes to her status as a conservative fraud.
In January 2016, Nikki Haley was hand-picked by Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan to deliver the Republican response to Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address, where she managed to take a few shots at Obama but spent most of her nine minutes on air doing the bidding of the party bosses by attacking the two leading Republican candidates for president at the time (Donald Trump and Ted Cruz) in an attempt to undercut their chances of winning the nomination.
After Trump won the nomination, Haley abandoned any trace of integrity she might have possessed to embrace Trumpism and hop aboard the Trump Train. Trump rewarded her lack of convictions by making her Ambassador to the United Nations.
In December 2021, Haley managed to secure a long sought-after, one-on-one meeting with Trump at Mar-a-Lago to kiss the ring after he had initially rejected her request due to her criticism of him for the role he played in the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol, and for suggesting in a Politico interview that he was no longer the leader of the Republican Party.
“We need to acknowledge he let us down. He went down a path he shouldn’t have, and we shouldn’t have followed him, and we shouldn’t have listened to him.
“And we can’t let that ever happen again.”
Always the political opportunist, Nikki Haley attempted to distance herself from Trump and her promise not to run against him in 2024 by declaring her candidacy for president. “It’s time for a new generation,” she telegraphed on Twitter at the time. “It’s time for new leadership. And it’s time to take our country back. America is worth the fight — and we’re just getting started.”
Nikki Haley’s track record as a conservative fraud is bad enough on its own, but her Orwellian desire to dismantle the First Amendment in the name of silencing “misinformation” puts her in the same camp with nationalists/fascists like Ron DeSantis and socialists/communists like Joe Biden, not to mention the Great Reset agenda of the World Economic Forum.
On June 8, 1949, George Orwell gave us his vision of a dystopian future when 1984 was published, and with the 2024 election season underway, we could be witnesses to the rise of “the Party” and the end of liberty, resulting in the totalitarian state he warned about. When we look at this piece of literature today, the parallels between the words contained in the book and America today are easy to identify.
Like Donald Trump, Ron DeSantis, and every other conservative fraud within the Republican Party, Nikki Haley will say what she needs to say and do what she needs to do to protect and defend her self-centered political interests — something that has been true of her ever since she first arrived on the national stage — even if that means dismantling free speech and the First Amendment in the process.
David Leach is the owner of the Strident Conservative. He holds people of every political stripe accountable for their failure to uphold conservative values, and he promotes those values instead of political parties.
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