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In March, the Obama administration threatened to bankrupt Catholic hospitals if they wouldn’t violate their beliefs regarding contraceptives, abortifacients and sterilization. To some people’s surprise, the Catholic hierarchy hit back with multiple lawsuits, a spectacular story ignored by the “mainstream” media.

Massachusetts Democrat Rep. James P. McGovern is going for the gold medal of left-wing censorship. He is sponsoring the Orwellian-named People’s Rights Amendment, which would undo the Supreme Court’s Citizens United ruling and strip “all corporate entities - for profit and nonprofit alike”- of freedom of speech. The First Amendment? As co-sponsor and former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi would say, “Are you serious?”

As the political left faces a bruising comeuppance in November, leftist bullies are going for outright control of what’s said, written and done.

SWATing is only the ugly tip of very large iceberg. The cure for the left’s bullying is to expose, confront and throw the scoundrels out.

Robert Knight is senior fellow for the American Civil Rights Union and a columnist for The Washington Times.