The anti-free speech Biden regime has been trying to throw a young man in prison for 10 years because of memes he posted on Twitter that mocked Hillary Clinton and her supporters.
In an interview with Steve Bannon on Lindell TV, Revolver News editor Darren J. Beattie labeled this case “the most important First Amendment case you’ve never heard of.”
33-year-old Douglass Mackey is facing a potential 10-year jail sentence because, in 2016, he ran a Twitter account under the name ‘Ricky Vaughn,’ a fictional character from the movie Major League. On this Twitter account, Mackey posted humorous political content and was able to amass tens of thousands of followers.
Based on a study conducted by MIT, Mackey’s anonymous Twitter account was more politically influential than CBS News.
Ahead of the 2016 presidential elections, Mackey posted what would later be identified as “illegal memes” by the Department of Justice.
On his Twitter account, Mackey jokingly posted fake campaign advertisements for Hillary Clinton, telling people to vote by texting ‘Hillary’ to 59925 instead of casting an actual ballot at a polling station. Obviously, this is not a valid way to cast an official vote.
The purpose of these posts was to make fun of Hillary supporters, suggesting that they would believe something ridiculous like this.
In January 2021, as the Biden regime was coming down on the Jan 6 participants, the DOJ charged Mackey with “conspiring… to deprive individuals of their constitutional right to vote” and argued that Mackey knowingly deceived the public into casting invalid text message votes in an attempt to deprive them of the right to vote.
It is important to note that the DOJ has no evidence that these posts actually kept anyone from casting a proper vote for the presidential candidate of their choice.
The DOJ has claimed that the posts in question violated 18 U.S. Code § 241 – a law which is a subset of the Enforcement Act of 1871, aka the Klu Klux Klan Act. This act was created with the intent to criminalize physical violence, threats, or intimidation used to keep Americans from exercising their constitutional rights.
However, when you read the cited law in its entirety, it is obvious it was aimed at groups like the Klu Klux Klan.
“If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten, or intimidate any person in any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States, or because of his having so exercised the same; or
If two or more persons go in disguise on the highway, or on the premises of another, with intent to prevent or hinder his free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege so secured—
They shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; and if death results from the acts committed in violation of this section or if such acts include kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or an attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, they shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or for life, or both, or may be sentenced to death.”Advertisement
The DOJ has interpreted this law to fit its agenda, claiming that it encompasses a potentially misleading Twitter meme.
Because of this interesting interpretation of the law, Mackey was arrested on the morning of January 27, 2021, on charges of “conspiring with others in advance of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election to use various social media platforms to disseminate misinformation designed to deprive individuals of their constitutional right to vote.”
Speaking with Steven Bannon on Lindell TV, Beattie addressed the absurdity of the 10-year sentence facing Mackey.
“The government that’s trying to throw this guy in jail for 10 years has not been able to produce a single example of somebody that didn’t vote as a result of this meme,” said Beattie.
.@DarrenJBeattie And Steve Bannon Discuss The Biden Regime Trying To Jail Douglass Mackey Over Memes He Posted On Twitter
Darren: "It's the most important First Amendment story you've never heard of."
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) February 8, 2023