It’s one of the primary talking points in America right now: the Constitution and Freedom of Speech. Many citizens believe their First Amendment Rights are more under threat than ever before.
The current administration and the rise of the “woke” movement has pushed free speech to a possible breaking point. Democrats wanting to clamp down on “misinformation” has led the charge.
But it seems these policies are having disastrous consequences, even outside the U.S.
If we’re seeing these consequences of Biden’s policies elsewhere, we have to worry that we’ll start seeing similar penalties here at home. And these concerns now extend beyond the Republican Party.
In fact, one high-ranking Democrat just openly criticized the Biden administration for greatly worsening the situation for Cubans.
Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-NJ) ripped Biden for lifting certain restrictions on Cuba. The instant these changes were announced, the Cuban regime reacted harshly.
In fact, now free speech could be punished with the death penalty.
As Menendez said on MSNBC’s “Jose Diaz-Balart Reports” (from Breitbart):
On the day that the administration announced these unilateral concessions to the regime, the regime put into law, as part of their penal code, sweeping, draconian consequences for people who exercise what we would call here in the United States free speech, including the death penalty under certain circumstances for what would be an act of free speech.
So, instead of insisting that the regime move towards change, respect for human rights, peaceful protests, giving a voice to the Cuban people, and stopping the jailing of dissidents, what we have is a unilateral concession that ultimately was responded to by having a penal code that includes the death penalty for free speech activities.
Basically, in trying to protect human rights, they created a new problem in Cuba — and freedom of speech can now easily be punished under law.
“Sweeping, draconian consequences” for saying what you want can lead to very serious problems in Cuba. And Biden’s policies apparently just made the entire situation even worse.
This stunning shift makes millions of Americans wonder: if these policies had this sort of impact, what might we see in this country? What happens if laws are passed that infringe on our Constitutional rights?
While nobody wants rioting and violent protests, the right to peaceful protest should always be upheld. But that’s not what’s happening in Cuba.
Once again, the Democrat regime here in the U.S. is under fire, and we’re forced to question if Biden’s policies are helping or hindering. In many cases, Republican leaders say these policies are hugely damaging.
Freedom of speech isn’t something enjoyed by everyone in the world — but if too many leftist policies get in the way, U.S. citizens worry we won’t enjoy it here, either.
- Democrat Sen. Menendez blasted Biden’s policies for causing massive problems in Cuba.
- Now the regime can punish free speech activities harshly. Punishments can even include the death penalty.
- Americans worry that such policies can continue erasing our First Amendment rights here at home.