AG Sessions lauds free speech rights as Trump takes a hatchet to the First Amendment

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Exercising his First Amendment rights to convey his completely hollow ideals, Attorney General Jeff Sessions lamented America’s “attack” on free speech rights Tuesday in front of a very special hand-picked audience at Georgetown University.

Freedom of thought and speech on American campuses are under attack,” Sessions asserted. “The American university was once the center of academic freedom—a place of robust debate, a forum for the competition of ideas. But it is transforming into an echo chamber of political correctness and homogeneous thought—a shelter for fragile egos.”

You can say that again, Jeffy. Sessions’ detractors, who were relegated to external status so as not to interrupt AG Snowflake’s address, took a knee in protest outside the auditorium—drawing attention to Sessions’ empty rhetoric. His comments come amid Donald Trump’s days-long devotion to deriding NFL players’ rights to free speech.

Yet without a hint of hypocrisy, Sessions told Georgetown Law attendees, “People have a right to not have their mind dominated, certainly by the government.” You can say that again, Jeffy.

Apparently, Americans should be able to exercise their First Amendment rights, except when they’re participating in sports. Maybe Sessions’ Civil Rights Division can devote its time to erecting signs on collegiate sports fields across the country reading, “Free Speech Ends Here.”

But seriously, why now? What exactly has sparked Sessions’ interest in free speech at the very moment when his boss has launched an all-out assault on the First Amendment, pitting America against itself? Here’s why: he’s filing a “statement of interest” in a lawsuit brought by a Christian student who claims a campus policy at Georgia Gwinnett College restricting where he could evangelize was treading on his free speech rights.