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I defend #liberty • Libertarian • “Laws must be general, equal, and certain.” —F.A. Hayek

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This is disgusting behavior by police. We must not stand for this in America. End qualified immunity. https://t.co/e9oE7p4L7b
6/5
2020
Thanks to these additional cosponsors of the Ending Qualified Immunity Act! We’re building a strong coalition to pr… https://t.co/xUyAlCzMbHWhat is qualified immunity? What are the problems with it? How does our new bill address it? Please read and share… https://t.co/DmpPb2RfhyToday, I joined with @JustinAmash and @RepPressley to officially introduce our bill to #EndQualifiedImmunity. It's… https://t.co/sWeCNXcmeR
Retweeted by Justin AmashOver the past 50 years, SCOTUS has developed a doctrine that makes government officials, including police officers,… https://t.co/STCgMWiCmq
Retweeted by Justin AmashFinally, a bill that isn't 1,800 pages and does only what it's intended to do. END qualified immunity. https://t.co/RfBtxmEvmA
Retweeted by Justin AmashIgnorance of the law is no excuse for the average citizen and it shouldn’t be an excuse for police who violate our… https://t.co/6FDLjs4Fbo
Retweeted by Justin AmashLet’s pass this bill. Let’s uphold the law. Let’s end qualified immunity. Let’s meet our responsibility to protect… https://t.co/vSwukd78hm"There is no state of peace in a society that condones injustice. The victims of such injustice, though they may re… https://t.co/ykUIJ7L8eu
Retweeted by Justin AmashQualified immunity creates a permanent procedural roadblock for Americans whose civil rights and civil liberties ha… https://t.co/nHiszEC5JG
Retweeted by Justin AmashNew cosponsors on the Ending Qualified Immunity Act! @Ilhan @RepDianaDeGette @RepChuyGarcia @repblumenauerhttps://t.co/iwh6nEPLbcEnding qualified immunity is a step in the right direction. https://t.co/iSVi1zTrYR
Retweeted by Justin AmashQualified immunity shields police from accountability, impedes true justice, and undermines the constitutional righ… https://t.co/wisGzhkFKO
Retweeted by Justin AmashExcited to announce that @RepPressley will co-lead the bill to end qualified immunity. We’ll work relentlessly to b… https://t.co/c2bUWQ5JdMEnding qualified immunity would curtail abuses of power: "If being held accountable for violating the Constitution… https://t.co/d15otwm91c
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6/4
2020
“Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people—does not even pre… https://t.co/6F0ZpMPUDf
Retweeted by Justin Amash @ARossP @FreeThoughtsPod Thanks for having me on!Had a great conversation today with @justinamash for @FreeThoughtsPod about how Congress works and why it's so brok… https://t.co/00OANLweHy
Retweeted by Justin AmashNo, no, no, it wasn't *tear gas*, it was just a gaseous substance that causes tears! https://t.co/ogkdgVoahN
Retweeted by Justin AmashAnother thing that bothers me about qualified immunity ... why do we hold govt officials to a lower standard than c… https://t.co/8kAPTqNul6
Retweeted by Justin Amash💯 https://t.co/TwzSzke1qbVideo shows a man getting maced and then a canister fired at him during Saturday night's riot in Grand Rapids. GRPD… https://t.co/wqJ4YiRrlJ
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6/3
2020
Amash readying legislation allowing victims to sue officers https://t.co/S26Vjj3oG8 https://t.co/jrZsUaq5TG
Retweeted by Justin AmashMy colleagues have received this letter, and the text of the bill will be available shortly. Please urge members of… https://t.co/SBReTqiMxHCongratulations to the 2019 Taxpayers’ Friend Award Winners in the House: @RepThomasMassie, Rep. @justinamash,… https://t.co/gyeXzbwIqz
Retweeted by Justin AmashThe Libertarian Party calls on all representatives in congress to support @justinamash's proposed "Ending Qualified… https://t.co/lF8XIj784i
Retweeted by Justin AmashRioting and looting—that’s selfish, destructive, criminal, contemptible. But a president who assaults peaceful prot… https://t.co/Im0dcmQg9b
6/2
2020
Donald Trump is a threat to our liberty, our Constitution, and the Rule of Law.#EndQI https://t.co/gKJaesVknVUntil then, we must ensure that those whose rights are violated by police aren’t forced to suffer the added injusti… https://t.co/eMFGsLrspAThis pattern continues because police are legally, politically, and culturally insulated from consequences for viol… https://t.co/GP2T92X8qUThe brutal killing of George Floyd by Minneapolis police is merely the latest in a long line of incidents of egregious police misconduct.My bill, the Ending Qualified Immunity Act, does this by explicitly noting in the statute that the elements of qual… https://t.co/QpvbV9wlBpQualified immunity was created by the Supreme Court in contravention of the text of the statute and the intent of C… https://t.co/zvKAkMn2CMThis can create a permanent procedural roadblock for plaintiffs, preventing them from obtaining damages for having their rights violated.Even if a plaintiff does file a case, a judge may dismiss it on qualified immunity grounds and decline to decide wh… https://t.co/MRtDBK8S3eIf a plaintiff knows there is no prior case that is identical to theirs, they may decline to even file a lawsuit be… https://t.co/F8NEdvnVYiThis rule has sharply narrowed the situations in which police can be held liable—even for truly heinous rights viol… https://t.co/jqK2o9FBoPUnder qualified immunity, police are immune from liability unless the person whose rights they violated can show th… https://t.co/px8qmsYpowAs part of the Civil Rights Act of 1871, Congress allowed individuals to sue state and local officials, including p… https://t.co/w8sp5DXMzJThis week, I am introducing the Ending Qualified Immunity Act to eliminate qualified immunity and restore Americans… https://t.co/E5hmba1cc9We wholeheartedly endorse this proposal. https://t.co/NNDOmzUlOe
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6/1
2020
(Adapted from my opening remarks at @naacpgr’s 52nd Annual Freedom Fund Dinner and Awards Ceremony in 2018, the 150… https://t.co/wtEDmsoHBmAnd there is no state of justice without equality under the law, the promise of the Equal Protection Clause.“No justice, no peace.” Is this a threat? A call to violence? No. It is an acknowledgment that without justice, pea… https://t.co/wiO7wgtuhPDr. King said, “There can be no justice without peace, and there can be no peace without justice…Justice is indivis… https://t.co/ga8ALiGpM1“No justice, no peace.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke these words 100 years after the adoption of the Equal Protection Clause.For many Americans, however, every day is a reminder that equality is not yet a reality in our communities and in o… https://t.co/N8WSdor67PEssential to the functioning of a free society is a commitment to the Rule of Law. And what does the Rule of Law me… https://t.co/X0hr4Py5RbThe Fourteenth Amendment includes a provision that I consider to be the bedrock of American liberty, the Equal Protection Clause.We must come together in love. But addressing systemic injustices must be the first step to peace, not the last step.Let’s not conflate the protesters in Grand Rapids with the rioters in Grand Rapids. These are different groups with… https://t.co/HucmLphVRpViolence will not bring justice, and silence will not bring peace. Speak out. Take action. The callous murder of Ge… https://t.co/5yQwF5qAwEI know your pain, your rage, your sense of despair and hopelessness. Justice has, indeed, been denied for far too l… https://t.co/xdAnExhy9J
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5/31
2020
God bless them as they make this journey. https://t.co/RrbOqaXWImUnless good police are willing to denounce bad police—not just now but always and every day—there will be no justic… https://t.co/CyysNoJptS
5/30
2020
Who originated the false claim that an entity is exclusively a “publisher” or a “platform” under Section 230 (with… https://t.co/htqmtBMXa3BREAKING: Minnesota authorities say the police officer who knelt on George Floyd's neck has been arrested. https://t.co/HvnG6QD80R
Retweeted by Justin AmashThat both Trump AND Biden support this should be your first warning sign that it's a really bad idea. https://t.co/A6971i44Wy
Retweeted by Justin Amash.@LPNational and @Jorgensen4POTUS will defend the First Amendment and our Constitution.Both Donald Trump and Joe Biden want to “revoke” Section 230. This would have a chilling effect on the freedom of s… https://t.co/5weWFEzTUr @jaywise08 Yes.Without Section 230, Twitter would likely shut down @realDonaldTrump over liability concerns. Read the law. https://t.co/L3zZP7AJ1P @PWashTX22 @berninbush It already doesn’t have immunity with respect to the content it creates. @MichiganTaxes That’s not how Section 230 works, though. https://t.co/890ZLWJCMd https://t.co/2MZSeTK3kzThe fact is that Twitter doesn’t create much of its own content. If Donald Trump wants to sue over fact checks that… https://t.co/XzapyC7ESS @GuptaThoughts No, it’s not.Twitter is not immune from being sued for defamatory content it creates. This argument by Donald Trump and his Sena… https://t.co/SNF2xGYsjoThe president should be working to calm the situation, not using rhetoric and threats to escalate it. Nobody should… https://t.co/tycxLandb6I do wish my friend would stop embarrassing himself. As he knows, S230 doesn’t insulate platforms from liability b… https://t.co/YI2sw4wwgC
Retweeted by Justin AmashThis is exactly backwards. A provider that develops content becomes a “content provider” and loses protection under… https://t.co/mgDMEwA2iH
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5/29
2020
To the extent Twitter creates its own content, that’s already not protected by Section 230. And you haven’t address… https://t.co/Pypjh0XSvAPresident Trump's social media executive order is at odds with congressional intent, a quarter century of judicial… https://t.co/6zjl6iCkrH
Retweeted by Justin AmashIf you’d like to read Section 230, you can find it here: https://t.co/b8Tlt7xY2h“Section 230 should not treat Twitter and neutral internet service providers in the same way when they function so… https://t.co/bV0AoHAOYQ“Companies that act like publishers should be treated like publishers.” All are treated the same under the law. Th… https://t.co/ByE9k5Aj4N“It makes little sense to treat companies that publish their editorial comments about others’ content as if they ar… https://t.co/dPT63iAb6N“Twitter’s decision to affix its own editorial content to users’ posts brings into question the basis for that immu… https://t.co/scHlR2fgqo“That statute tells courts to treat Twitter like a passive distributor of third-party content.” False. The statute… https://t.co/c4iUSqpgWf“But under Section 230, Twitter receives a special government carve-out that shields it from liability.” False. Ev… https://t.co/o1bY85dgox“Traditional publishers are liable when they mess up.” True. So is Twitter, for any content it creates, just like… https://t.co/q31RjYxSrS“But editorializing is what publishers do, like the New York Times and the Washington Post. Your company is treated… https://t.co/NLd3LJeXVjFor someone with so much to say about Section 230, @HawleyMO knows so little about it. Let’s fact check his claims… https://t.co/zCv47Jt18mSection 230 doesn’t classify entities as either “platforms” or “publishers.” It says an entity isn’t the publisher… https://t.co/fVqgKxoxZDWe witnessed the murder of George Floyd on video in broad daylight. Why have the perpetrators not been arrested and… https://t.co/dRDgUwXIPhIf nothing else, Donald Trump’s wild inconsistency on FISA—he’s threatening to veto a bill that’s not as bad as one… https://t.co/6VqdZchaMZ @VixenRogue Join the LP. I’m a pro-life Libertarian. Libertarians are divided on this issue, but (almost) all oppos… https://t.co/GOwk7w0oj5
5/28
2020
@BenjiBacker It’s dead in the GOP. Classical liberals (i.e., American conservatives) are welcome in the LP.He literally signed warrantless surveillance of Americans into law on January 19, 2018, with the reauthorization of… https://t.co/1BqRlC3URKHow many times has he tweeted this over the years? If he really wants to bring them home (as he should), then he ca… https://t.co/D4wPQHGWjzHi, friends. On the latest episode of The Kept Republic Podcast, we're in conversation with Congressman… https://t.co/qJ4eomyZTd
Retweeted by Justin AmashHouse GOP kicks up a dust cloud of incoherence as it runs for the hills on FISA bill. GOP talking points simultaneo… https://t.co/r76BMdYT6T
Retweeted by Justin AmashThat’s not how this works! https://t.co/huFKn9HKmg https://t.co/ToTOkeTbjI
Retweeted by Justin AmashHere’s the real reason the administration opposes the Patriot Act reauthorization: The current version doesn’t do e… https://t.co/ivrrDRQC1Y
5/27
2020
George Floyd was murdered—callously and casually, as if his life had no meaning. There must be justice. https://t.co/SG76AxZCY2There have been more US airstrikes in Somalia in the last 5 months than in all 8 years under Obama https://t.co/4rKt1IhUES via @vice
Retweeted by Justin AmashStill waiting on Donald Trump to end a single war he promised to end.
5/26
2020
NEW: I wrote about how Facebook effectively censored a viral post about Patriot Act surveillance days before a cruc… https://t.co/eYkRDxGxlO
Retweeted by Justin AmashMay their memories be eternal, and may God bless their families and other loved ones. Let us honor their sacrifice… https://t.co/jIBUWlEMHp
5/25
2020
Did you know Democrats and Republicans are working to revive the Patriot Act this week? While you’re not looking, t… https://t.co/3BDM9u98pG
5/24
2020

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