The freedom of speech converts into absurdity when it is used to prevent any reasonable arguing because reason by itself isn't accepted anymore. No argument, no proof, only OPINION: that is the new world of alternative facts and fake news.
How long will remain a nation as leading power in science and commerce which such uncertifiable executioners and thoughtles followers? If it would be only the US who will suffer, one even could it welcome, but the negative outcomes concern all of us.
Why do good students still want to study in such a horrible country like the US? Why does the EU give in and plays the everlasting supporter? Because of profit.