The Coronavirus pandemic has reminded us of just how important our personal and Constitutional liberties are, and how essentially easy it is to take them away – or at least dwindle and restrict them. Without the freedom of speech and the right to assemble, people feel (and essentially are) powerless against their governments. Venezuelans have been suffering through starvation, giving up their firearms, civil unrest, revolutions, and now being arrested for hate crimes simply for expressing disagreement about the country’s rulers.

In 2017, Venezuela’s Law Against Hate passed, but it wasn’t enforced too often until this year. In a horrifying display of what can happen when government officials censor the people, offenders were taken from their homes, sometimes at gunpoint, and were put into jail cells for days, weeks, and even months.

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