Where are the outer limits of free speech?
The Constitution of the United States is very clear in the rights recognized for every citizen.
These rights are actually affirmed by the Constitution rather than granted by it. Being able to freely express your opinion is the heart of a free society. It is not always pretty and often reprehensible. I only have to think of the Westboro Cult (I refuse to allow them to hold the Baptist name hostage in my blog). How much more reprehensible can you get in America than these poor excuses for humans? Yet, as a country, we recognize their inalienable right to exist.
The administration’s current attempt to cast blame on a poorly made video for the violence and upheaval in the Middle East is a glaring example of two things. The first is their inept policy of appeasement which has failed on an epic scale. The second and more nefarious goal is stifling the speech of people they fundamentally disagree with.
Do you think that’s an overreach?
Team Obama has already had a long history of “Truth Squaders” who were asked to squelch other voices and turn in their neighbors to the a special White House hot line. Progressives have a long history of wanting to control the discussion so it isn’t a big shock to hear their leaders nudging the country closer and closer to speech control. From the Secretary of State:
“Despite the uproar, Clinton said that even if the U.S. government had the ability to keep the anti-Islam film from being released, American principles of free speech would not allow it.
“I know it is hard for some people to understand why the United States cannot or does not just prevent these kinds of videos from ever seeing the light of day,” she said.
“Now I would note that in today’s world with today’s technologies, that is impossible, but even if it were possible, our country does have a long tradition of free expression which is enshrined in our Constitution and our law, and we do not stop individual citizens from expressing their views, no matter how distasteful they may be. There are, of course, different views around the world about the outer limits of free speech and free expression, but there should be no debate about the simple proposition that violence around free speech is never acceptable.”
Progressives have a bigger vision though.
They want us to finally be one big equal ball of mush under the UN. Gun control, currency manipulation, redistribution, fairness and equity have long been their goals on a global scale. But this latest from the head moron in charge of the group should warm the cockles of their progressive hearts.
UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, who disappointed many free-speech activists last week by suggesting limitations to freedom of speech when it was ”used to provoke or humiliate”.
Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/world/push-to-call-blasphemy-a-crime-20120922-26dlu.html#ixzz27IYrvhGR
Make no mistake. Limiting Freedom of Speech is merely one more step towards slavery.
Someone will still be in charge. Someone will still be human and make mistakes on your behalf. The main difference is, you won’t be able to tell anyone how much you are upset about it. Nor will you be able to vote them out.
The main reason most Americans really don’t like the United Nations is because it is exactly what it was designed to be: an enemy to the American way of life. You can’t vote them out of existence and eventually, like a cancer, they will take over your body and destroy it. We left every other country in the world to come here exactly to get away from that kind of tyranny. Time to shut them down and send them all home. They haven’t done anything useful anyway in my lifetime so I won’t miss them much.
Here is a thought for those that still want the agency to exist:
Let’s send them to central Africa with a note pinned to their shirts. No funding other than what the poorest nation funds (got to be fair after all). If we don’t like what they do, we can ignore them like all the rogue nations have been doing for years. Look at the money we will save. Look at the chance the rest of the world will have to step up and financially support them – you know, just to prove how much they believe in them.
That is freedom of speech.
That is liberty in a way that matters. Let me leave you with one question as I get ready to go to Church. If the UN and Hilary get their way, will your Church still be open? If you are Christian after all, you freely confess that the only way to Heaven is through the submission of yourself to Jesus Christ. Essentially, by default, you are committing every other person alive to a life in a burning pit of fire called hell. Isn’t that a hate crime?
Good luck arguing your case at the tribunals with your government provided counsel.
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6
Apparently, the UN has no limits on the value of spending your tax dollars either: