The 2020 presidential campaign started on November 9, 2016.
That’s the morning after the utterly unthinkable happened when an antediluvian mechanism known as the electoral college anointed an infantile reality television star to be the 45th President of the United States, this anomaly despite losing the popular vote to a pantsuited ragdoll by a whopping 2,915,391 ballots — all of which alleged to be cast by MS-13 gang members who usually hang out in the parking lot at Home Depot.
And now, here were are.
Should social media posts be banned if they offend a vast majority of people?
Most of us probably believe the answer is no. We should all be allowed freedom of expression. After all, free speech is a fundamental right. Besides, who’s to determine what’s acceptable versus objectionable?
However, let’s also agree that social media posts widely considered offensive should be accompanied by consequences.
This too becomes problematic.
Sometime in early February 1990, on the upper floor of the United States Embassy in Bucharest, a telephone rang.
I was in that room, the office of the Deputy Chief of Mission.
Prompted by a reader suggestion posted yesterday on social media, I was inspired to compile the following list of monsters and madmen….