Senator Rand Paul praised Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Wednesday for fighting against the government's censorship efforts. During an interview on CNBC, Paul referred to the criticism of Musk's statement about the New York Post's Hunter Biden laptop as election interference.
Paul stated that he was thankful for Elon Musk, who he said refused to take a guff from a reporter who told him that he could not speak his mind. He then explained that people started to believe that only certain types of speech were acceptable.
According to Paul, the wealth of Musk allowed him to acquire a social media platform and expose the inner workings of the government. He also stressed the distinction between private companies and governments when it comes to censorship.
Apart from lauding Musk, Paul criticized the Irish government's proposed hate speech legislation, which would allow authorities to criminally punish individuals for making hate speech. This legislation would also allow them to confiscate the materials that could incite discrimination.
"Then along came Elon Musk. The country, the Bill of Rights frankly, all of us, are going to be very thankful that a guy with a lot of money bought a social media entity and allowed us to see the government colluding to limit speech."pic.twitter.com/8DFeUtTqAL
— Citizen Free Press (@CitizenFreePres) May 18, 2023
Senator Rand Paul is a firm believer in the importance of free speech. He believes that Musk will be regarded as a hero for fighting against the government for the protection of this right. His comments are a reminder of how important this right is.
Source: Daily Fetched