President Joe Biden has played his cards: all bluff, no aces.
Biden is the defendant in a lawsuit accused of what Federal District Court Judge Terry Doughty calls “the most massive attack against free speech in United States history.” Yet the appeal Biden filed on Monday is devoid of even one winning argument in his own defense.
Count on it to go nowhere. Biden’s been caught red-handed violating the U.S. Constitution.
On July 4, Judge Doughty announced that the evidence produced so far indicates the president is operating a vast, illegal censorship scheme to muzzle his critics.
The Constitution bars the government from censoring, so Biden is coercing social media to do the dirty work for him.
President Biden listens to reporters during his bilateral meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. (Chris Kleponis/CNP/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
It’s damage control for the nation.
Biden’s lawyers appealed Doughty’s order, predicting “grave harm to the American people and our democratic processes” if the order goes into effect, but no specifics.
The purpose of the First Amendment, explained Doughty, is to “preserve an uninhibited marketplace of ideas.”
Tragically, liberal media are no longer champions of a marketplace of ideas. The New York Times blasts Doughty and warns the lawsuit could “alter how government battles disinformation, dangerous falsehoods and harmful content online.”
Left-wing media are characterizing Doughty as a “Trump-appointed judge” to discredit him. Truth is, Doughty was confirmed by the Senate 98-0 and has become a formidable defender of the Constitution’s limits on government. He halted Biden’s mandate that all health care workers be vaccinated, and a similar mandate requiring Head Start workers be vaccinated, not because he opposed vaccines but because both mandates exceeded the federal government’s authority.
Doughty has a strong case again.
He warns that the U.S. government “seems to have assumed a role similar to an Orwellian ‘Ministry of Truth.'”
Listen up, Mr. President.