Episode 249

Federal Court Jestering: Free Speech Is Inconvenient Truth!

Chelsea and I look at the recent federal court case that is arguably the greatest battle over the First Amendment in United States history!

In Missouri v. Biden, several silenced individuals join the states of Missouri and Louisiana to accuse a slate of individuals and administrative agencies of the federal government of aggressive censorship. From pandemic policies to Hunter Biden's laptop, the evidence is strong that the fourth branch of government cajoled social media companies to control narratives and restrict the flow of truth.

On July 4, 2023, judge Terry Doughty issued a preliminary injunction against the defendants to stop suppressing speech. The government requested a stay, and Judge Doughty denied it.

As expected, the government sought and received a temporary stay at the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. Oral arguments for extending the stay will happen August 10th.

Sources Consulted:

Missouri v. Biden: Original Complaint.

Missouri v. Biden: Preliminary Injunction Memorandum Ruling.

Missouri v. Biden: Memorandum Denying Motion To Stay.

Missouri v. Biden: Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Order Granting Temporary Stay.

Emma-Jo Morris, "Smoking-gun email reveals how Hunter Biden introduced Ukrainian businessman to VP dad," New York Post, October 14, 2020.

Natasha Bertrand, "Hunter Biden story is Russian disinfo, dozens of former intel officials say," Politico, October 19, 2020.

Scriptures Referenced:

Proverbs 31:8-9

Proverbs 12:19-20

John 3:20

1 Timothy 6:5

Galatians 5:13-15

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Daniel Mynyk

Daniel Mynyk is a software developer with experience in the education, real estate, and manufacturing industries. He is a devout Christian and an affluent lay apologist, having taught adult Sunday School classes in theology and church history. Daniel has authored the book "Freedom To Give: The Biblical Truth About Tithing." He has also been a guest on the syndicated radio show Bob Enyart Live and popular podcasts such as Apologetics Live, Theology Throw Down, and The Rap Report with Andrew Rappaport. He runs the apologetic website TruthHub.org and hosts the weekly podcast Truthspresso. Daniel lives with his wife Chelsea their four kids.