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How the Issue of Free Speech is Advantageous to President Trump

Robert Dimuro

Posted on May 26, 2019 19:09

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On the issue of free speech, Trump can win reelection and permanently alter the oppressive, politically correct, safe-space culture that has infected our most venerable institutions.

President Trump’s strongest campaign tactic in 2016 was to be politically incorrect - that is, to speak his mind and echo what many millions of Americans were thinking inside but couldn’t express publicly. In too many circumstances, our ability to speak freely and openly about the issues that matter most are stymied by businesses and institutions, such as universities, cable news stations, and social media companies.

Through these vehicles, the Left has been able to voice its agenda and slam its opposition with charges of bigotry and hate speech. However, the Left has been unsuccessful in taking down Trump with this tactic, and he should use this to his advantage again in his reelection campaign.

Trump should tout his recent executive order that attempts to protect free speech on college campuses by the withholding of grant money to colleges that oppress it. This was one of Trump’s smartest moves in that it targets the heart of his opposition: the elite. Trump has been able to align himself with the common folk more so than any of his Republican or Democrat counterparts, and he has done tremendously well in exposing the establishment elite as the enemy of the people.

The executive order also targets an important sector of the population for Trump to influence: young voters, who are subject to the anti-Trump brainwashing environment present on most college campuses. In college, I remember walking into class after Trump was elected President and noticing how the entire class, including the professor, was either somber or outright depressed. Humorously, my first reaction to this sight was “we definitely elected the right candidate!”

Trump’s best weapon in the fight to protect free speech is his Twitter account. Every day he tweets what no politician would dare say about the state of affairs in America, including his attacks on the media. He has been able to cut through the filter of the news media that, on a routine basis, dishonestly represents what Trump says and does. This allows Trump to connect with the people and establish a rapport with his base that is unrivaled by conventional politicians.

Similarly, Trump’s rallies are another opportunity for Trump to speak freely and directly to the people without media distortion. His propensity to point at the cameras during his rallies is a smart tactic that subtly suggests, and reminds the viewer, that the media are the enemy. This tactic is critical for Trump’s continued success.

In defending free speech, President Trump is lifting the veil on the academic, media, and political elite who wish to control the thoughts, actions, and speech of the American people. As a result, Trump is continually expanding upon his pool of support and turning people against the elite. If Trump can galvanize enough support on the issue of free speech, he will not only win reelection but also permanently alter the oppressive, politically correct, safe-space culture that has infected our most venerable institutions.

Robert Dimuro

Posted on May 26, 2019 19:09

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