First off I am a firm believer in our Constitution and Bill of Rights. Both of which seem to be under constant fire these days from those we elected to represent and protect us. As I read the headlines these days, limiting our speech, either through personal attacks or unconstitutional laws...I am reminded of a saying my Mother used to use in the 1970"s and 80's.
I may not agree with what you have to say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
I know she didn't make it up herself, but it is worth repeating. In a nation with more and more people unwilling to risk offending anyone under the banner of political correctness, or fear of a person attack, we are becoming more entranced with the extremists on all sides. They seem to be the only ones speaking out about anything.
Although I am not a fan of the extremists on any side, at least they have not forgotten that the basis for our freedoms come from our right to say what we wish.
So, where is the line that cannot or should not be crossed in the arena of free speech? Is there one? Is freedom of expression in any form protected? Or only the speech and expression that the media and government approve of?
Have we been so busy spreading freedom around the world, that we have sacrificed pieces of our own.
So, where do you stand on these issues? How far will the infringement on our rights go before we either fight back at the ballot box, or give in.
Right, Left, Middle of the Road. Just a reminder....
Those who would sacrifice their Freedom for Security, deserve neither.