Say what you will about Kirsten Powers, liberal commentator who frequents Fox News, but she stands as one of the more reasonable individuals the left has to offer.
She has at varying times provided moments of clarity that the left is unwilling to find in themselves – such as the time she criticized President Obama for surrounding himself with “suck-ups,” or the time she accurately described terrorists as “crazy religious fanatics.”
Last night with Bill O’Reilly, Powers, author of the book The Silencing: How the Left Is Killing Free Speech, explained how liberals are trying to shut down any semblance of reasonable discourse with their faux cries of racism or misogyny.
Via Fox News Insider:
Powers revealed that in “The Silencing,” she focuses on the attack on free speech from the media and on college campuses.
“It’s a systematic silencing that is going on,” Powers said. “And they use the same tactics. I also am not talking about disagreement. I’m not talking about people being civil. I’m talking about these are people who will not have a debate. They will attack you: ‘You are racist. You are misogynist.’ It’s never about what the actual issue is.”
“And it’s really impinging people’s ability to debate issues, because there is no debate. They tell you there is no debate because you’re a racist.”
Powers said this is not what liberals are supposed to believe.
It may not be what the left is supposed to believe, but it is certainly how they’ve carried themselves – perhaps even more so in the age of Obama, Pelosi, and Reid.
Powers urged her colleagues to debate issues rather than shut them down.
“Don’t just shut it down and tell people to shut up,” she exclaimed.
Do you think the left is trying to shut down free speech? Do liberals actually believe in the First Amendment?