Saturday, May 19, 2012

Back to the Constitution

Before I get started on this topic, I have to explain that due to a long term illness, I have found it necessary to resign from the Brenda Lenard for Senate campaign.  I am NOT retracting my support for Brenda, I just don't have the strength or stamina to keep up with the fast pace of the campaign.  I have been in bed for 4+ days due to extreme fatigue.

In my post titled "Freedom of Speech", I started discussing the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States. It's time to go into the 1st Amendment a little farther.  I have a real problem with Liberals/Progressives/Socialists (who I will refer to in the future as L/P/S.) who feel they have exclusive control over free speech.  They feel that free speech only applies to the ideals they believe in.  They repeatedly insist on apologies or lawsuits or firing the offender when a Conservative says something they find "OFFENSIVE" simply because they disagree with it.  They need to get over it!!!  Political Correctness be damned.

When the Dixie Twits Natalie Maines said in Europe that she was ashamed that President George W Bush was from Texas, the liberal media gave her a pass. True Conservatives taught her the truth about free speech, that if you say something outrageous, you may lose most of your fans.  Anybody heard anything from the Twits lately?  Didn't think so.  That's how free speech works.  You can say anything you honestly believe to be true as long as you are willing to accept the consequences.  Consequences from your friends, family, fans, etc. but NOT consequences from the Government.  Only obscenity, defamation, incitement to riot, and "fighting words" are illegal.

I have studied the Constitution and the one thing I cannot find in that document is a Freedom from Being Offended.  As much as the L/P/S demands that we can't say offensive things, I believe in being an equal opportunity offender.  I really don't care what you think about my opinions, I'm still going to say what I believe to be true and that makes my speech legal and protected.  If you are offended by it, go read some liberal blog.

The First Amendment does not stop with free speech, it also includes Freedom of Religion, Freedom of the Press, Peaceable Assembly and the right to petition the Government for a Redress of Grievances.  In my next post, I plan to address Freedom of Religion, and I bet I will p!$$ some people off.

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