Common Sense Soapbox


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Short videos with a punchy, comedic tone and entertaining Socratic characters taking on trending issues and important concepts from a classical liberal perspective, written & animated by Seamus Coughlin.

Chinese Censorship Is Making Your Life Worse

July 28, 2020

Chinese censorship of its own people is pretty terrible, but why should we in the US be bothered by it? Well, the effects don't simply stop at China's borders. China's speech restrictions affect tons of things that Americans want, need, and consume, from our entertainment to the information we use to shape our public health strategies. Now, China has upped the game with their new national security law regarding Hong Kong, criminalizing anyone, anywhere in the world advocating democratic reform for Hong Kong. Not only should the right of people all over the world to speak freely be protected for principle's sake but also because silencing anyone can impact everyone.

Written by Seamus Coughlin, Jen Maffessanti, and Sean W. Malone
Animated by Seamus Coughlin
Edited by Sean W. Malone


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