FREEDOM OF SPEECH……..TO BE OR NOT TO BE……THAT IS THE QUESTION.
With the talk of impeachment, the battle lines are becoming more entrenched. If that’s even possible. We are seeing a polarization of this country like never before.
The fire of discord is being fanned across this great nation.
It’s easy to find some “site” that validates your opinions, latch on and start screaming with the rest of them.
The drumbeats are getting louder. For the sake of this site, and our sanity. I will not pick a side.
Rather, the side I pick is the United States of America. What’s in a name? The United States of America. UNITED not divided.
I want to work with a people who want us to live up to that name. We won’t agree on everything, but let’s agree to not destroy the enemy. Right now, in people’s minds, the enemy is our fellow Americans. Our son’s, daughters, pastors, neighbors, aunts and uncles who have a different view than we do.
This country was made great, in part, due to freedom of speech. There are some rules in the exercise of this freedom. You don’t yell fire in a crowded building and you don’t incite a riot. We are getting close to a riot on the political and national landscape today.
What happened to courtesy, honor, respect, decency, the Golden Rule “do unto others like you would have them do unto you”
Shooting someone for bigoted “hate speech” is an excellent example of two wrongs not making a right.
June 6th, 1858 Abraham Lincoln said that a house divided against itself can not stand. Lincoln was running for the Illinois state senate. Lincoln was warned this statement would rouse his opponents and be political suicide.
Lincoln said “The proposition is indisputably true … and I will deliver it as written. I want to use some universally known figure, expressed in simple language as universally known, that it may strike home to the minds of men in order to rouse them to the peril of the times.”
That was in 1858, history has a way of repeating itself.
To the United States of America. Long may it be a beacon of hope, truth, and justice for all.
June 6th, 1944, on Normandy beach in France, four thousand four hundred fourteen men died in a single day. They died for freedom.
September 11, 2001, 40 everyday citizens boarded United Airlines Flight 93. Later, several of them stood up as one to stop an attack on the United States of America. It cost them everything, but they were united in their cause.
Sometimes protecting freedom and liberty is the act of standing up and taking action. Sometimes protecting freedom is allowing the other person the right to exercise their freedom of speech without fear of reprisals. But do so in an orderly means.
If you take away their liberty to speak, at the end of the day, you will lose yours as well.
This is the USA Heart Beat……… the pulse of freedom.
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