Commonwealth Policy Center

The freedom from coercion movement scored a major victory by Federal District Judge Justin Walker. I say freedom from coercion because there’s been a strong move to coerce and bully business people with conservative values. For example, photographers, graphic artists, and other creative professionals have been targeted by leftwing activists who oppose conservative values. Chelsea Nelson challenged Louisville’s so-called Fairness Ordinance because it compelled her to use her artistic talents to participate and promote things that violated her conscience and values. Judge Walker agreed. The ruling is a victory for all as extends across the ideological spectrum. It protects liberals as well as conservatives, and Christians as well as non-Christians. Walker’s ruling repudiates coercion tactics and the cancel culture and is an important victory for the First Amendment.