I don’t know what happened, but we now seem to live in a country where freedom of speech is forbidden. Now, I’m not saying there aren’t those who are allowed to exercise their right to free speech, but you damn well better be touting the leftist agenda or you will pay. We all have seen it happening over the years whenever a Conservative was invited to speak at a university. If the leftists weren’t able to get the university to revoke the invitation, then protesters would go to the speech and shout down the speaker with the goal of preventing a conservative view point from being shared.
However, now we’ve watched as those on the left have stepped things up to a fevered pitch. This current administration has voiced the desire to punish anyone who speaks negatively about Islam and organized protesters go to Trump rallies to disrupt and attack those in attendance. We watch as our elected officials pass legislation to fund the bringing of refugees and illegals to our shores then cut funding for our elderly and veterans. Yet if we contact them with our concerns we are attacked. We’re even under attack from Facebook. Patriots have had their accounts suspended or even closed for speaking up against the steady march toward Socialism and corruption the left is forcing on us.
It has always amazed me how people just don’t understand what the 1st Amendment really means. Over the years its true meaning has been twisted and distorted to mean we have a right to say whatever we want to say. But in actuality, it has nothing to do with me having the right to call someone an asshole. What the 1st Amendment is for is to protect us FROM THE GOVERNMENT.
Let’s take a look at just what it says…
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
As we all know, the first part about religion is used against Christians all the time. If you read the words, nowhere in there does it say anything about keeping religion out of government. What it says is government shall not establish and force one religion on the people. It doesn’t say that people of faith cannot hold office. It does not say that faith cannot be used in the thought process of those holding office. It’s quite clear what it says. Our government shall NOT force a religion on the people and prohibit them from practicing their chosen faith. How more clearly does it need to be?
Next, it mentions not abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press. Nowhere does it mention that freedom of speech doesn’t have anything to do with the right to speak up against what we see our government is doing wrong. In fact, it then goes on to say that we have the right to peaceably assemble and petition the government when we feel those in power are doing wrong.
However, there are those today who are trying to twist the meaning of this important Amendment. There was a reason it was the first one. For if the people do not have the right to speak up against the wrongs they see their government doing then we are no longer a Republic. We have allowed the leftists to use freedom of speech against us. We can no longer stand by and let this continue. There is far too much at stake.
My fellow Patriots, today we face a fork in the road for the future of our country. We have to make a decision. Do we turn to the left and march toward Socialism, or do we turn right and build on what our Founding Fathers fought and died for…Freedom!