The Demise of Free Speech in America

February 15, 2010

Did you know that if you disagree with Obama you are a racist? News to you? Not to me, you see I’ve been traveling over the web, looking into liberal blogs to get my jollies and insert my Informed Opinion. What I found disturbed me, and somewhat sickened me. I found that the left was in full fledged attack mode against anyone who dared raise a reviling accusation against The One. The same left that called Bush a fascist, made him out to be as bad as or worse than Hitler, that said he had the blood of millions on his and his administration’s hands were now throwing a rather nasty hissy fit against anyone speaking out against Obama.

And there charge? Racism. I was called racist outright and in veiled references. I, and other conservatives like me, were told that we were racists and backwards and that we had no legitimate beef with the president and basically that our arguments were worthless and shouldn’t be listened to. Huh, funny, you see I thought that we would be at least tolerated because of the left’s undying tolerance and respect for all walks of life. Yeah I know, funny isn’t it? Conservatives have been labeled racist by the unions, the media, the vast left wing conspiracy, Jimmy Carter, Ed Rendell… am I missing anyone? That idiot from the New Black Panthers.

It is now vogue for liberals to try and shut down free speech by trying to make us sounds like racists. I don’t mind name-calling. If a liberal calls me names I can dress him down in thirteen different ways, but when you try to shut down debate by building walls and destroying a constitutional right, that makes me mad! Free speech is what this country is built upon. In societies wherein free speech is squelched, dictators and despots invariably rise to the top. In countries wherein free speech is regarded as dangerous or inflammatory and is subsequently shut down, democracy ceases and only certain speech is allowed. This is the antithesis of America and her ideals. Liberals know this, yet they don’t mind. They don’t mind because they are now on top and see America elected Obama as proof of a ‘fundamental’ shift in American thinking. Truth be told, their mandate is much smaller and slimmer and is in the process of being revoked. They don’t think they’ll ever fall out of power, but due to their attack on free speech, America is waking up.

Glenn Beck. What comes to mind when I say his name? If you are a tea partier, you might think patriot, if you’re a liberal, crazy comes to mind. Whatever you think of Glenn Beck it is undeniable what the left is trying to do to him. Instead of debating with him on the facts, they insult him, call him over the top, stupid, crazy, fat or some other insulting and derogatory name. Whoopi Goldberg called him a ‘lying sack of dog mess’. Wow! Tolerance only goes one way huh?

Beck, and Limbaugh, Hannity, Savage, O’Reilly, and everyone else that is catching on to the left, the left wants shut down. And guess what, they are all defenders of free speech. What is do d@mn dangerous about free speech? Free speech allows the folly and treason of many liberals to be exposed. Americans don’t want one sided news, that’s why they are turning off CNN, NBC, MSNBC and other mainstream media channels. They want two opposing sides stating their cases in a respectful manner. Free speech causes that. Talk radio allows for that voice of dissent to come through despite liberal media bias on the mainstream media. Look at the coverage of Palin or the tea party protests. Practically every story done by the media was negative towards both. Yet through the internet, talk radio and Fox News the REAL news that tea partiers are patriotic, small government leaning conservatives got out. This terrifies the left.

Liberals know that to control the country and to ‘fundamentally transform the United States of America’ they have to control the flow of information. Thus the demonization of conservatives. If they can convince the American people that Glenn Beck and other conservatives are racists, they can seize control of the media and therefore the American people will be brainwashed or propagandized by their ilk.

Free speech needs to survive in America. Talk radio and the internet is at the forefront of the fight. Blogs and radio shows are doing battle right now over whether you are a racist simply for disagreeing with Obama. Prove that you’re not. There was a very lively conversation/debate going on over at on this very topic. Don’t let the title fool you, down the page comes in the lines about racism and Obama. If conservatives allow liberals to demonize us and take away our legitimacy, the downfall of free speech in America is not far away.

So the next time that a liberal calls you racist, laugh it off and dress him down with a superior Informed Argument against big government and other liberal ideas. Do it long enough and effective enough and he’ll leave with his tail between his legs. AND, free speech will survive.


Sharpton Threatens to Sue Limbaugh

October 18, 2009

In the latest twist in the Al Sharpton/Rush Limbaugh spat, Al Sharpton has threatened to sue Rush Limbaugh if he doesn’t repudiate statements he made in a recent Wall Street Journal editorial. In the opinion piece the Maha Rushie states that Sharpton played a “leading role in the 1991 Crown Heights riot”. Sharpton denies being part of the riot.

Sharpton and his crew are always playing the same game, trying to shut up conservatives that point out that race hustlers like Sharpton and Jessie Jackson don’t speak for black people and that people can alleviate their own problems without groups like the NAACP and the governments ‘help’. The truth is, if Sharpton speaks for all black people than Limbaugh speaks for all white people. And the truth is, neither is true. Sharpton shares the values of some black people like Limbaugh has the same values of white people.

This is not about the Crown Heights Riot or the WSJ opinion piece. This is all out war on a man’s right to speak out against the PC machine that is running Washington and most politics today. In America you can’t talk about God or country without offending someone. You can’t sing Christmas carols for fear of offending Muslims, atheists or Buddhists. You can’t place a flag on your locker without it being considered potentially distracting to others. (See Firefighter Flag Flap) Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck and others are the antithesis of what the left is trying to accomplish. They are trying to force Americans into an artificial silence where real discussion is stymied because of race, politics, religion or other polarizing issue.

Americans don’t want this. We are a vocal people by nature. We enjoy debate and thrive on civil discourse. And knowing that, the founding fathers created the Constitution to protect the rights of those who are prepared for a vigorous but respectful debate. The first amendment is designed specifically to nullify the left’s attempts at silencing the majority of Americans. Because if our Constitution is followed, freedom is automatically guaranteed. But I digress.

Al Sharpton is not content to simply ruin Limbaugh’s run at becoming part owner of the Rams, he also wants to drag the man through the mud so that his credibility is affected and Americans won’t listen to him. The obvious intended effect is that another outspoken opponent of political correctness and liberalism is silenced and the right becomes a little more quiet, shy and tamed. Because if the right is silent, the only other direction is left.

America, you don’t want only left. Look at Cuba, look at Venezuela. That is where left alone leads.