Willis, a research fellow at Media Matters for America. explains the First Amendment to conservatives:
[W]e’ve got no government actions here to squelch speech. We don’t have a rehash of the Alien & Sedition Acts, or past U.S. government offenses that were in retrospect actual violations of the Constitution.
You have – to varying degrees – representatives of the government voicing their disagreement with some speech. But both President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton have made quite clear that in America we don’t have the power nor interest in using the government to censor speech.
It’s just not what we do.
So why the conservative freak out? In addition to America having a black, Democratic president, there’s a good chance now that America will re-elect that black, Democratic president. In large part this is thanks to the dud of a candidate the Republican party has selected yet again.
Get it? Conservatives are freaking out over First Amendment abuses not because we’re actually worried about the First Amendment but because we don’t like having a black President.
To underscore the point, Willis includes this image:
But because we’re so stupid, it’s hard for us to understand Willis’s brilliant argument:
In related news, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the California filmmaker who made a crappy movie that upset some Muslims, may face jail time. Hey, it’s just an ordinary probation case!