Should Nazis be allowed to run for office? | The Tylt
Arthur Jones, an American Nazi Party leader and Holocaust denier whose campaign website shows him speaking at neo-Nazi events, will be on the ballot as a Republican candidate in Illinois's 3rd Congressional District. While Republicans have denounced Jones, others say Nazis should not be allowed to run for office at all. But free speech advocates say it could set a dangerous precedent to ban certain political parties—even repugnant ones—from seeking elected office. What do you think?
Should Nazis be allowed to run for office?
Guys, I know it gets retweets, but that 70-year-old Nazi running for congress in Illinois is uncontested b/c it's a safe Democratic seat that he has no chance of winning and no Republican politician wants to run for. Don't give him the attention he wants. He's not a real threat.— (((Yair Rosenberg))) (@Yair_Rosenberg) February 4, 2018
Let that sink in. Republicans are about to nominate a former leader of the American Nazi Party, who has called the gas chambers “the biggest blackest lie in history,” for Illinois’s 3rd Congressional District.— Matthew Chapman (@fawfulfan) February 5, 2018
Here is the little part of Illinois where the Nazi/Holocust denier is the sole GOP contender for the Congressional Nomination. LET'S MAKE SURE WE ARE OUT AND READY TO VOTE!! We will not stand for this!!! #resist #VoteBlue2018 pic.twitter.com/3Oh4sejUi1— AnnieOakley (@AnnieOakleyRES) February 5, 2018