Musk Willing To Be Imprisoned To Protect First Amendment

Conservative commentator Alex Jones was recently reinstated on X, formerly known as Twitter, by Elon Musk, who said he’s willing to face time behind bars to protect individuals’ First Amendment rights.

During a live spaces on X, Human Events senior editor Jack Posobiec asked Musk what he would do if a government agency confronted him and demanded he remove legal content from the platform.

“If I think a government agency is breaking the law and there are demands on the platform, I would be prepared to go to prison personally if I think they are the ones breaking the law,” Musk responded.

Jones had been suspended from X since 2018 for his comments on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, where infamous shooter Adam Lanza murdered 26 innocent people and injured two others.

The prominent conservative commentator has, for years, called the horrific shooting a “hoax.” As a result, he was suspended from Twitter by the platform’s previous ownership and management team.

Nonetheless, after speaking with some of the Sandy Hook victims’ parents, Jones has owned up to his previous comments, saying, “Especially since I’ve met the parents. It’s 100% real.”

Musk’s move to reinstate Jones’ X account was met with praise and scorn.

“He also said he’d never reinstate Alex Jones. People say kinds of things in the moment, then renege on it when circumstances change. Still big props for bringing back a legend of X,” user Big-Brain Politics wrote.

“I heard him say it live. Free speech is very important to him just like every American who believes in the Constitution,” X user Molly Pitcher said. “Thank you Elon for buying Twitter.”

“I love the fact that Elon puts his freedom with his mouth is. Elon is for the people, he is for freedom,” another X user, ProudPatriot, wrote.

Jones’ reinstatement on X comes after Musk released a poll on the platform, which nearly 2 million people partook in. Upon its conclusion, the survey showed that 70% of voters wished to see Jones back on X.

Musk responded to the poll results, writing, “The people have spoken and so it shall be.”