Marco Rubio Is The Only Republican Making Sense These Days

Submitted by: bliznik 2 months ago News & Politics


The culture of "silencing disagreement" is growing, and it's being abused by everyone in power. The violent Black Bloc protesters used it to try to silence Milo Yiannopolus during his speech. Many schools are using it to create "safe spaces" and to censor "trigger words." The Republican Senate used it to try to silence Elizabeth Warren from reading a speech by Coretta Scott King, as you can see up above.

Admittedly, recently, it has been used more by liberals than by conservatives, but whoever tries to silence or censor opposition is in the wrong.

There are only a few exceptions to free speech. No obscenity. No words that incite violence or panic. No treason. Speech owned by others... a few more, but not that many.

When the Senate voted to silence Elizabeth Warren, Marco Rubio stepped up to the plate and chastised his fellow Republicans. I disagree with Marco Rubio on many, many, many things, and that is OK. On this, I agree on. We should be able to listen to disagreement and debate like adults everywhere... schools, forums like this one, the House, the Senate. It's great that people are passionate about their decisions. They shouldn't be telling each other to STFU.



There are 9 comments:
Male 1,195
Elizabeth Warren broke a long standing rule put in place in the 1800 to do just what you are talking about keeping discussion in the house free from wild accusations from opponents in a contentious  debate. May be it could have been handled better but she was warned and refused to take that warning. The Democrats went so far as to change house rules just to silence the Republicans filibusters so please don't lecture on breaking the rules and getting censured for it.
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Male 20,047
casaledana This was more about Rubio and less about Warren, but I get where you're coming from.
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Male 834
Good for Rubio. I may not agree with something that someone has to say, but I will defend, with my life if needed, their right to say what it is that they want to say.
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Male 4,392
"The violent Black Bloc protesters used it to try to silence Milo Yiannopolus during his speech."

The jerks using the black block technique were anarchists not protestors. There's a huge difference.
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Male 620
markust123 No true scotsman ey
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Male 6,418
He's just grooming himself to run as a Moderate Republican in 4 to 8 years.
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Male 20,047
normalfreak2 Uh huh, I thought that too -- he's laying the groundwork early. People can change and maybe we're watching a politician genuinely trying to change with the times. One can hope anyway.
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Male 1,639
normalfreak2 hes too wooden to be president.. maybe hes trying to figure that out. president no, but he still can be a force for good
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Male 20,047
It'd be nice if politicians would finally start thinking for themselves instead of going with the status quo so they can keep their cushy jobs. Rubio should have started talking like this a long time ago.
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