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.