The city of San Antonio has passed a resolution outlawing words associated with the coronavirus that it deems to be racist or xenophobic.
The resolution states: “The City of San Antonio denounces antisemitism, anti-Asian bigotry, and all hateful speech, violent action and the spread of misinformation related to COVID-19 that casts blame, promotes racism or discrimination or harms the City of San Antonio Asian and Pacific Islander, Jewish, immigrant or other communities.”
According to reporter Jaie Avila, Councilman Jack Finger was speaking against the resolution when his mic was cut off. Well, that figures, right? One form of censorship is as good as another.
Councilman Manny Pelaez reportedly said that “hate speech is more dangerous than the virus itself.”
I think that brilliant assessment calls for another favorite Ethics Alarms movie clip:
The city council also proclaimed that “all persons are encouraged to report any such anti-Semitic, discriminatory or racist incidents to the proper authorities for investigation.” The city council unanimously voted in favor of the resolution 11-0.
Any effort to enforce such an unconstitutional provision would be struck down, of course, and the resolution is grandstanding, virtue-signalling and ignorance on parade to an epic degree. The martyrs at the Alamo placed themselves in the path of a ruthless dictator’s army for this?
Mayor Ron Nirenberg, who proposed the resolution, said that the First Amendment violating thing was “really about standing in solidarity with all the members of our community.” China’s a member of the San Antonio community? I did not know that!
Senator Ted Cruz properly chided San Antonio’s leaders with a tweet:
Source: The Blaze