But as the weather cooled, the GOP revealed its true colors. Led by an increasingly vehement and erratic President Donald Trump, the same party that was poised to die on the hill of free speech when it was being threatened by angry progressives was suddenly ready to eliminate First Amendment rights on the football field, revoke citizenship for flag burning, pull broadcast licenses over bad comedy sketches, and expand libel laws to take down annoying members of the media. There are greater threats to speech, it turns out, than a bunch of angry co-eds.
For the record, I don't believe in any of this nonsense. I'm on record a year ago stating that Colin Kaepernick can protest all he wants but the NFL is under no obligation to provide him with a job. All that other stuff is the fever dream of Trump who can't suppress his punitive tendencies.