The left doesn't fight ideas it doesn't like by tough argumentation and hard data. No. It fights by shutting down the opposition.
The left has mounted a fierce campaign to target companies that donate to ALEC, acting like reverse extortionists who threaten a PR nightmare unless the companies stop paying up.
They don't even bother to deny it. Color of Change talks about flooding targeted companies with "thousands of phone calls" and how it will "escalate pressure" with radio ads and threats of public action, the Free Beacon reports.
It's about the left's desire to silence voices with which it doesn't agree, and it's about bullying companies into giving only to left-wing causes.
As ALEC's experience shows, the left doesn't want open debate and dialogue or freedom of speech. It wants forced conformity.
What's worse is the fact that "journalists across the country" — including those at the Washington Post and New York Times — who normally pride themselves as champions of free speech, have decided to play along with this campaign rather than call it out.