In February, The Electronic Frontier Fund published an article titled, “The Trump Administration’s Attack on the First Amendment is Destroying the Internet.”
The piece argues that the administration’s “new crackdown on the Internet” is an attack on the free speech of Americans and is an affront to the First and Second Amendments.
The government’s actions are harming the First, Second, and Fourth Amendments, it argues, and the First is “at risk of becoming irrelevant, as [it] is increasingly overshadowed by the First.”
In short, it is an assault on the freedoms of speech and association, which is a cornerstone of American liberty.
The First Amendment, according to The Electronic Freedom Foundation, was “designed to ensure that the people, including citizens, can speak freely without being restricted or silenced by the government.
By the late 1960s, the First was seen as being at risk of disappearing because of the proliferation of the Internet and the growing power of the government.”
In addition to The First and the Second Amendments, The EFF also points to other fundamental rights such as freedom of religion and free speech.
The Trump Administration is attacking the First Amendments, and it’s putting these protections at risk, the EFF argued.
This is a major problem, as the First amendment is a critical component of the American democracy.
Trump’s “restrictions on the press, online speech, and even the right to engage in free speech, as well as the protection of individuals from governmental coercion, have led to a chilling effect on free speech and the ability of American citizens to have access to the internet,” the EFF wrote.
“The First Amendment and the internet have been foundational to the progress of Western civilization, but this attack is damaging to our very way of life.”
Trump’s executive order, which was signed in February, is a dangerous step in the wrong direction.
It would threaten free speech by restricting freedom of speech, which means restricting the ability to engage and contribute to public debate.
As we have argued before, freedom of expression is at the core of the First in our system of government, and this executive order is a direct attack on this cornerstone of our democracy.
The Executive Order, in essence, is an attempt to make the internet more difficult to access.
It effectively prevents the First from being “protected.”
This is not a threat to the Constitution, and is not an attempt at “restricting the First” or even “destroying the First,” it is a complete violation of First Amendment principles.
“This is a serious and significant threat to free speech,” Michael Boldin, Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Alliance, said in a statement.
“If Trump truly believes that the First will not survive his presidency, he will destroy it.
We can’t trust him to protect free speech.”
Trump has also proposed a series of executive actions that are designed to undermine basic First Amendment rights.
He has threatened to impose a gag order on the release of the Congressional Budget Office’s report on the Affordable Care Act, and he has proposed to revoke the protection for the First as part of his proposed budget.
In addition, the administration has threatened the free expression of anyone with “an ideological affiliation with any party, political philosophy, or religious group,” and the Executive Order could lead to “an unprecedented assault on First Amendment protections.”
If Trump truly believed that the Internet will survive his Presidency, he would destroy the First.
This executive order and his threats to restrict the First should be a wake-up call for Americans who support and protect free expression.
And it’s the First’s most fundamental right.
The American people deserve better.