March 8, 2022

Lately, Tesla and Starlink billionaire Elon Musk has been showing more common sense and leadership than we’re getting from our own White House. He stood up for increasing American oil production (even though he sells electric cars), and in less than a day, he provided satellite access and equipment for Ukraine to get back onto the Internet. But now, he’s drawing the line at what he sees as doing the same thing Russia is doing.


Putin signed a new law barring Russian news outlets from reporting on his war on Ukraine. In response, many governments (but not Ukraine’s, oddly) are pressuring media and Internet companies such as Starlink to ban Russian news outlets as propaganda. He tweeted, “We will not do so unless at gunpoint. Sorry to be a free speech absolutist.” He added, “And also my sympathies to the great people of Russia, who do not want this.”

I understand the impulse to ban Russian media outlets when we know they’re being forced to censor themselves and air Putin’s propaganda. But if we are aware of that in advance, wouldn’t it be useful for us to know what they’re telling their own people, so we know what we have to counter? Also, you never know when some brave journalist is going to slip in some helpful real information or make a stand that the world should see.

In America, the Founders gave us free speech and freedom of the press because they trusted the people to have enough sense to know when they were hearing garbage ideas and argue them down and reject them. When the government starts deciding whose ideas are incorrect and unworthy of being spoken, that’s the slippery slope to tyranny.

We were already sliding that way as it is. Letting our government use Russia as an excuse to outright ban certain media outlets from the public square would only move us further down the well-known path of all fanatics, who eventually become what they once claimed to hate.

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  • Bennie Pruett

    03/27/2022 11:39 PM

    You are right stop the woke and cancel, bullshit . We are the best nation on EARTH BECAUSE OF FREE SPEECH . ALSO BORDERS COME LEGALLY. ONLY CITIZENS VOTE WITH I'D..

  • Ronnie Benjamin

    03/27/2022 07:59 PM

    agree with Elon wholeheartedly! fre speech is free speech anywhere!

  • Gigi Salvador

    03/21/2022 01:48 AM

    Thank you Gov. Huckabee for sharing Elon Musk thoughts on war between Russia and Ukraine. He is a very caring person yet spoke the mighty truth, sees both sides of the aisle with opened mindedness.

  • Sarah J DAY

    03/20/2022 11:51 AM

    Elon Musk has more common sense than all of government. I would like to thank Elon for all he has and is doing for freedom. Thank you for helping Ukraine!

  • Robert A Burton Jr

    03/19/2022 09:20 PM

    I have been following "Global Warming" with interest since Fred Singer PhD came to VT in 2007 for a presentation and I bought his book. I can give you a list of climate scientists that I have followed as well. I see that all Climate initiatives are based on CO2 and a "carbon footprint" claiming that CO2 is the "gremlin-in-the-woodpile" so to speak. Here is my question: Can you or anyone you know (or can find) explain how our little CO2 molecule can do this much damage? My research can't explain that. Summary (until proven otherwise): "Fossil* fuels" (*which they aren't) cannot do that... Thanks RABurton

  • Mary Kirk

    03/15/2022 12:16 PM

    Hi Govenor, great reporting!
    With a new found respect for Elon Musk: ..... but if he doesn't censor disinformation then he should also expose that which is actually being said to the Russians; thus restoring equilibrium. Lost from MSM.

    The unprovoked invasion.
    Russian soldiers being told they are on an exercise and didn't even know they were in Ukraine.
    Using untrained conscripts.
    Deliberate obliteration of civilian targets.
    Children dying of dehydration.
    Massacre of innocents.
    Whilst NATO and UN ponder over what assistance they give.
    It's sickening to the core.
    The WEF NWO globalist oligarchs and their puppet governments now have the blood of innocents on their hands.

  • Mark Hannah

    03/14/2022 11:16 PM

    Governor Huckabee,

    While I agree with the main point of your argument, that we must ensure that everyone has freedom to be heard and it is up to everyone else to use their intelligence to ascertain what their own position is in an debate, I contend that our founding fathers argued that the rights to freedom of speech and freedom of press are God granted inalienable rights, not granted to us by any government. In fact, James Madison argued against including any of our inalienable rights in the U.S. Constitution because the people would come the believe that they were granted by the federal government and that he only included a few of our inalienable rights to ensure that the federal government is held to account for assisting the people in protecting those enumerated rights because they are the most fundamental to ensuring are life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. Furthermore, if the federal government abrogates its duty to assist the people in the protection of our inalienable rights, those rights still exist because they are inalienable. No entity, individual or group of individuals, incorporated or not, may violate these rights. If the CEO of any corporation were to commit murder, they would have violated a person’s inalienable right to life and would be made to answer for that crime. Likewise, if that same CEO were to deny anyone their inalienable right to freedom of speech, they must be made to answer for that crime. Finally, If the federal government goes beyond a failure to assist in the protection of these rights and intentionally violates any of these rights, we the people have the right to dissolve the federal government and replace it. Respectfully, we are already at the bottom of the slippery slope because the current administration is actively colluding with corporations: Alphabet (Google), Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Apple, DuckDuckGo, etc. to deny our God granted, inalienable right to free speech and press.

  • Rebecca Shobe

    03/14/2022 11:56 AM

    I know you make electric auto but I know you believe in America so I was wondering if you would go to visit the Peoples Convoy. They are just everyday people trying to save the country.

  • Karen Hill

    03/13/2022 10:50 PM

    I am liking this guy (Elon Musk) more and more!! With people like him standing up against those bullies, we Americans will keep our God given rights and freedoms!!

  • SJ Wayman

    03/13/2022 08:47 PM

    I have gone to Russia for over 20 years working with orphans. Believe me the Russian people know how to read between the lines. They have done this through the Czars and then the Communists and they will do it with Putin!