Vincent Tolliver, a Muslim, has the same problem understanding what the Constitution can limit and what it cannot as most Progressives. You see, political parties, regardless of their strip, are not government organizations; they are private enterprises, and as such the 1st Amendment does not apply to them, and they are as free to limit speech as they are to promote it.
Having participated in a forum for potential DNC Chair candidates on Saturday, Tolliver was consequently expelled from the race by interim chair Donna Brazile, who described his comments as “disgusting.”
However, Tolliver has now pledged to take legal action against the DNC, claiming a violation of his constitutional First Amendment rights.
Tolliver confirmed he would be taking legal action to Breitbart News, saying that the “Democratic establishment are denying me due process and are attempting to suppress my voice, in violation of my First Amendment right,” adding that he stands by his views on Islam. “The DNC and the Democratic establishment are attempting to prevent me from freely expressing known and indisputable tenets of lslamic law. Moreover, through sleight of hand tactics, interim chair Donna Brazile falsely accused me of discriminating against Mr. Ellison and cast aspersions by suggesting I was intolerant of religious freedom,” he alleged.
This is another prime example of Cultural Jihad. He can talk all he wants about bringing a court action, but the DNC did not violate his First Amendment right, because the DNC is not the government. You come into my house, and I can kick you out over anything you may say and it is not a Constitutional violation; the MCL can revoke my membership if I speak as one of their members on a political matter, and it is not a Constitutional violation.
However, he is using Alinsky’s rule #4: “Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. If the rule is that every letter gets a reply, send 30,000 letters. You can kill them with this because no one can possibly obey all of their own rules.”