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Rick Santorum: To Defend Conservative Media, GOP Must Defend the Constitution

In order to defend conservative media, the GOP must defend the Constitution.

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Rick Santorum: To Defend Conservative Media, GOP Must Defend the Constitution

In his op-ed in Real Clear Politics, Rick Santorum explains that conservatives must be principled and wise in confronting bias of big tech and the media. In order to defend conservative media, the GOP must defend the Constitution. A portion of this op-ed follows:

Republicans have long understood that the modern Democratic Party has little patience for free expression. Leftist speech police shut down debate on college campuses; biased media outlets like MSNBC lambasted President Trump’s language instead of discussing his policies; and now congressional Democrats are looking to cancel conservative media outlets like Fox News and Newsmax.

It is critical that conservatives don’t allow the left to ignore the First Amendment or make it irrelevant. Free speech is a core value that has made America the best country in human history. That’s why last summer I asked conservative consumers to press social media to allow more conservative content. Unfortunately, some conservatives have made the mistake of thinking the government can force platforms to host content in violation of their policies. As our wise Founding Fathers knew, the government is not the savior or protector of our rights, it is the biggest threat to them.

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