What a pandering asshole.

This morning:

Josh Hawley @HawleyMO
Because free speech is now illegal America?

Oliver Darcy @oliverdarcy
Anti-quarantine protests being organized through Facebook in California, New Jersey, and Nebraska, are being removed from the platform on the instruction of governments in those three states because it violates stay-at-home orders, Facebook spokesperson @andymstone tells @donie.

9:59 AM · Apr 20, 2020

Why don’t you sue, asshole?

As usual, some of the comments are priceless.

So, do you support these protests? Will you bring a gun, too? By the way, will you show up at any of these demonstrations? A constituent wants to know.

First he has to volunteer to work for a week at a supermarket checkout, and then volunteer for another week mopping floors in a hospital.

Cry more Josh

In many circumstances, it is perfectly legal to shout “fire” in a crowded theater. One important example is when there’s a fire in the crowded theater.

There’s a plague, they can rant all they want, they just don’t have the right to spread the plague to everyone else.


You some kinda lawyer, no?

I hear tell a Constitutional lawyer?


I’d demand that my law school tuition be refunded.

And we taxpayers whose money goes to Mizzou Law School where he was paid a salary to teach said Constitutional Law needs to be refunded also.

I expect to see you and Parson at the capitol tomorrow then, since you are so passionate about infecting others.

How is this helpful? How is this helpful? So, I hope to see you do a live feed at one of this “protests”.

He’s a coward. He won’t go near one. Unless he’s wearing a Level 4 Biohazard suit.

Do something useful like save the USPS

Sad little man

Free speech has its limits, as you should understand since you are supposedly a lawyer. For instance, you are not free to shout that there is a fire in a crowded movie theater when you know there is no fire- that endangers public safety. Just like these irresponsible protests.


“Free speech” isn’t free. Why don’t you propose that these protestors pay out-of-pocket for their own COVID-related medical costs and find and purchase the PPE that will be required by nurses and doctors who care for them

Why are protesters wearing masks if they don’t believe the pandemic is real? Freedom of speech does not include words that cause actions which would harm people’s health. (Example: can’t yell “fire” when there is no fire but causes people to stampede out of a theatre)

“Constitutional lawyer” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

That’s a fascinating argument, and one that I hope the courts can decide. In the meantime can you bring us up to date on where we are at with getting the testing resources Missouri needs to reopen?

I just realized that looking back at your feed not one post includes any attempt to get testing restarted in America – it’s all prayers and getting us back to work. Please take a moment and realize that it’s testing and tracing we need BEFORE we go back to work.

He knows that. He’s a sociopath. He just doesn’t give a shit about everyone else.

•the 1st amendment only applies to govt. actors, not private corporations •speech loses First Amendment protection if it incites “imminent lawless action”(Brandenburg v. Ohio)
•aren’t you a constitutional lawyer?

He keeps saying he is, but he’s evidently not a very good one.

You can’t shout ‘fire’ in a crowded theater. You can’t shout “run out in huge groups and protest cheek by jowl” during a viral pandemic. It’s simple. It’s still freedom. But with freedom in a republic of states comes shared responsibility. And that can be enforced.

Because it’s a health hazard.

He knows that. He’s a sociopath. He just doesn’t give a shit about everyone else.

Put your money where your mouth is, Senator. Go out to one of those protests without a mask. Shake some hands, give some hugs. Share a meal.

Or is this just another one of your cynical ploys to manipulate people, without the slightest care whether anyone gets hurt by it?

He’s a coward. He won’t go near one. Unless he’s wearing a Level 4 Biohazard suit.

Constitutional lawyer? Haven’t read any legal precedents lately? See Brandenburg v. Ohio, 395 U.S. 444 (1969)

As a constitutional lawyer I’d think you’d know better.

“As a self-described constitutional lawyer” – fixed it for you.

No. You are free to get the virus if you want to. Go protest with them.

Come on, Josh. Even a bad lawyer such as yourself knows that incitement to imminent unlawful action isn’t protected by the 1A.

Trump and the Republicans are going to be the first to point fingers at the governors of these states when their hospitals are overrun with covid patients in 3 weeks.

Your strategy is so transparent.

If you don’t understand how the 1st Amendment works, you should resign from politics immediately.

When they open again, go yell FIRE in a crowded movie theater and see how “free speech” works out for you. You live in a society, act like it.

Because politicians like you exploit

good sensibility for idiocy’s sake.

THAT’S why.

What a buffoon…

You are a Yale Law graduate, a former state AG, & you don’t know Brandenburg v Ohio, 395 U.S. 444, 1969? Sad.

These anti-lockdown protests have prevented healthcare workers from getting to their jobs. That is, they have directly cost the lives of innocent people. That’s not “Free Speech.” It’s murder.

Yeah, Hawley knows this is a legally incorrect opinion… but it plays good with the rubes.

It’s illegal to encourage people to harm themselves or others. Knowingly putting others at risk of death is *not* a protected action in this country.

Josh, you really should stop with the misdirection. Your party is enabling a liar that could have prevented a shutdown.

Um. Reasonable limitations on speech likely to result in imminent harm have long been permitted, Josh. Or did you sleep through Con Law first year? Who did you have small group with, BTW. I assume not Balkin.

When are you going to volunteer to work on a Covid 19 hospital unit? Better yet -send your parents , your grandparents to these rallies !!

Lick a doorknob and show the libs you have no fear. Then lick a handrail. Then a credit card keypad. Then a toilet seat. You can own the libs!

Nope, free speech is still allowed. Just not from those wishing death on others. Why don’t you go to your local hospital, no mask, no PPE, and volunteer to be sneezed on by the COVID-19 patients.
Would be a helpful experiment.
#CorruptRussian @GOP

And on and on…

Josh Hawley (r) [2016 file photo].


Sen. Josh Hawley (r): you first, asshole (April 15, 2020)