Censorship becomes addictive to Dems, as they try to censor criticism of banks

Democrats exhibit a growing tendency to resort to censorship to respond to problems, a troubling prospect that has even caught the attention of George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley.

In the wake of the collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, Turley penned an editorial run by the New York Post suggesting Democratic lawmakers are censorship addicts, writing that while some Americans may have concerns about their money after these bank failures, “at least one leading Democrat is pushing for censorship of those who do not have faith in the banking industry.”

That Democrat being Sen. Mark Kelly, D-Ariz.

“The Democratic Party for more than a decade has alienated many of us in the party with its embrace of censorship and speech controls,” Turley said. “Democratic leaders actively promote censorship on social media and vehemently defend government efforts to target citizens or groups.”

Be it climate change, gender identity, COVID-19, or elections, Turley said these topics “have been gradually added to the list of prohibited thoughts,” adding that “some have even adopted McCarthyite labels like ‘Russian lovers’ to paint free-speech advocates as disloyal or dangerous in opposing censorship efforts.”

“Kelly shows how censorship is addictive; it not only builds an increasing tolerance for speech limits but a decreasing tolerance for opposing views,” he penned, before citing a recent Zoom meeting in which the Arizona senator “asked representatives from the Federal Reserve, Treasury Department and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation about censoring social media to remove those raising doubts over bank solvency in the wake of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank crises.”

“As in past censorship calls, Kelly reportedly cited the danger of ‘foreign actors’ using social media — to undermine banks. It’s those pesky Russians again,” Turley said.

Turley went on to cite other examples of Democrats favoring censorship on a whole range of issues.

“History has shown censorship becomes an insatiable appetite. Once you silence opposing views in one area, opposing views in other areas become increasingly intolerable,” he wrote. “Rather than convince citizens that their deposits are safe, it is easier to just silence anyone who disagrees with you.”

He concluded by noting that Kelly “is now that man in seeking censorship to protect banks’ assets while leaving free speech insolvent.”

If there’s to be any censorship, Kelly may want to start with a cringe Broadway-style musical video put out by Signature Bank executives to launch the bank and talks about using a book, ‘How to Build a Bank for Dummies.”

The video is from the early 2000s and, ironically, the chorus included these lyrics: “What possible fate will become of our bank other than to diminish and fail?”

And there was more than one of these cringe videos:


If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to American Wire News to help us fight them.

Thank you for your donation!
Tom Tillison


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

Latest Articles