The Verge: ’In the Friday filing, Trump argues that his Twitter account “became an important source of news and information about government affairs and was a digital town hall,” where the former president posted his views.’
The Former Guy is such a piece of work.
The way politicians describe their voice as some sort of super special protected speech screams of privilege. How is a politicians voice more important than mine? It’s not, or at least it shouldn’t be. Besides, politicians are supposed to serve the people they represent. Many just love the power they wield.
Heck, if I used Twitter the way the Orange Man did to bully people, organize, and execute an attempted coup of the American government, I’d fully expect Twitter to ban me for life.
Besides, it’s well known that the First Amendment applies to the government silencing our speech. Here it is in its entirety.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
If Twitter has to give back his account I hope they are able to find a way to limit his bullying form of verbal diarrhea to the confines of Special Florida Twitter. Meaning his account starts at zero followers and only allows Floridians to follow him. Twitter and Special Florida Twitter should not be allowed to mix.
I really hope the courts see his attempt for what it is. The last ditch effort of an old man trying to find what little glory he can.
Sometimes I wish we could eject Florida and Texas from our Union.