Utopians, especially of the revolutionary variety, are never satisfied.
That is an undeniable truth of history.
One only needs to read an account of Jacobin France, Nazi Germany, Bolshevist Russia, or Maoist China to draw such a conclusion.
In the future, one must ask, will Biden’s America be added to that infamous list?
It has been pointed out that one does not have an inherent constitutional right to social media.
Since those are private corporations viewed as individuals in the eyes of the law, to compel such would be to infringe upon its rights in a coercive manner.
Perhaps fair enough.
But it must be asked will the matter stop there in regards to those commodities or services that don’t quite rise to the level of government but without which the individual’s quality of life is profoundly hampered?
For example, most electricity is provided through what is ultimately private enterprise.
So what if in the future an electric company does not like how its commodity is being utilized in pursuit of a perfectly legal but ideologically unacceptable values or agendas such as to light a church opposed to homosexual marriage marriage or that professed the belief in Christ alone is the only path to obtain a beatific afterlife?
In the future, sophisticated computers and Artificial Intelligence will play a role in the way in which personal vehicles are piloted.
Should individuals known to express or even be suspected of harboring certain opinions have their ignition systems shut down entirely so as to inhibit their ability to travel in a manner not unlike the interlock system imposed upon drunk drivers?
It has already been proposed that those at the Capitol Kerfuffle should be placed on the don’t fly list without even having been convicted of a crime.
And who before this time thought steps would be taken to silence former presidents and seated senators who did not actually call for violence but rather whose words were not those preferred by the gatekeepers of the means of communication?
By Frederick Meekins