Stephen King Shows Just How Twisted a Liberal Take on the First Amendment Can Be

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Stephen King has written a lot of books — some of them have even been made into movies.

Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean he’s the sharpest guy. As I reported in the past, he got taken in by pranksters who made him think he was talking to Volodymyr Zelensky and King ended up defending Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera as a “great man.”


There’s no question that he’s a rabid liberal. But even being a liberal, his new take on the First Amendment is truly bizarre.

“Right-wingers furiously defend the Second Amendment. The first, which includes the right to read? Not so much,” King stated. And yes, he put all those spaces in between the words, to add to the hot take.

It’s funny that he talks about a “right to read” when it appears that he hasn’t even read the First Amendment. It sounds like he’s trying to rewrite what it says to help his arguments.

Here’s what it says.

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.

Nope, no “right to read” but a lot of other rights there that Stephen doesn’t seem to understand. Then again, he does write fiction.

What he’s trying to claim here — in his garbled way — is that folks on the right are trying to “ban books.” No one on the right is banning books. What they are arguing against is things like sexually explicit books in school. That’s not banning — anybody can buy or read the book. Schools have always evaluated books based on appropriateness for students. The school isn’t required to provide sexually explicit books for indoctrination purposes to satisfy whatever imagined right that King is talking about here. If the school doesn’t provide Playboy or Penthouse, is that banning? No, of course not. Yet the people on the left who make this argument are essentially arguing to put such explicit books in the school. That’s what they think the First Amendment somehow “protects.” Now, there might be reasonable disagreement as to what is appropriate, but King is making a completely dishonest attack on what’s happening here, as are most liberals who seem to opine on the subject.


I previously reported about how Nikki Fried made a dishonest attack on Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis over “banning books” for this same reason and ended up exposing what she was defending in schools by posting porn. That’s where liberals are, at this point. They’ve gone completely mad in their efforts to attack Republicans and push a radical agenda.

Meanwhile, as he tries to stretch the First Amendment into an unrecognizable pretzel, King does all he can to ignore or butcher the meaning of the Second Amendment. Liberals often have a problem with that part of the First Amendment that talks about the “free exercise of religion” as well. Somehow, those rights are worth less than the imaginary ones that King creates in his mind.

Americans gave him the ratio that he deserved.




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