If 2017 had a theme, it would be that people tend to go along with powerful men in the hopes that they’ll get something out of it for themselves. It’s happened in Hollywood and D.C. for so long that it’s hardly noteworthy. What’s new is that American conservatives are now overlooking grievous problems with Trump they never would have stood for in Barack Obama.

For conservatives who let the “Access Hollywood” tape, the American P.O.W mockery, and the Puerto Rico inattention slide by, Trump’s assault on the First Amendment should be the moment you take a stand.