What is it about speech that’s so dangerous?

The English novelist and playwright, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, once wrote, “the pen is mightier than the sword” – to show that physical violence is less powerful than the words that fostered said violence.

Words can inspire…

Words can discourage…

But most importantly, they can divide and unite.

That is what is happening in America here in the 21st century. Words are not uniting – words are dividing.

Even worse…

Words are being suppressed and silenced.

Why?

What is it about conservative speech that is so dangerous and unacceptable to the Left?

Why do the immediately label those that they don’t agree with?

What does that gain them?

Mass, social and mainstream media ALL have a heavy lean to the left – all continue to either exclude or belittle the conservative voice – and it all comes down to one simple fact…

They can’t handle the truth.

Conservatives often see things in black and white.

Constitutional and unconstitutional…

And that’s a problem for the Left, because when something is black and white – it leaves no room for emotions or feelings.

You can’t argue with emotions or feelings any more than you can argue with facts…

But the language is louder with emotion.

The Left just hates anything that comes down the conservative pipe, regardless of its merit…

And that all comes down to what the Left thinks a “conservative” actually is.

They have this image of a curmudgeonly old white man who touts the tenants of Jesus while demonstrating unscrupulous business principles.

Greedy, fat, old white men that conspire to keep the more man in their place…

And they couldn’t be further from the truth.

If conservatives WERE how liberals view them – I wouldn’t blame them for trying to silence our voices. That type of person would add nothing of value to our society.

But that’s not what a conservative is…

A conservative is somebody who believes that the Constitution is correct in all facets and we, as a society, should stick to what that piece of paper actually says.

The Bill of Rights should be adopted by every country on the planet – however – it seems that even our own citizens seem to forget, or have never really learned, why the amendments are so important to liberty.

We could discuss why each one is important in its own right – but there isn’t enough time, as we could be here all day…

Which is why we should just focus on the most important one – the First Amendment.

There’s a reason the founding fathers made freedom of speech and expression the First Amendment to the Bill of Rights…

Because, as subjects to a king, they realized how important public dissent is to ensure that our God-given liberties aren’t infringed upon.

And so far…

The United States government has done a pretty good job at making sure we have free speech.

Until, that is, the Ilhan Omar antisemitism incident.

After Omar’s anti-Semitic tweets – Congress moved to pass an anti-Semitism resolution – but balked.

Instead on a resolution on antisemitism – the resolution condemns “all hate” towards any group.

This is a slippery slope…

“All hate”?

That’s great…

And exactly what you’d expect a granola-crunching, tree-hugging, PETA member to say and support.

The problem is – who determines what speech is “hate” speech?

Believe it or not…

I’d rather not mandate what any individual says – be that hate speech or antisemitism or anti-Christian or anything.

Speech should not be regulated.

Ever.

A better way to handle the Omar situation would be to remove her from congressional committees and relegate her to her duties as a representative for her state – and then hope that the people

that voted her into Congress in the first place don’t make the same mistake.

Don’t curb speech…

Don’t put limits on what somebody can say.

Speech lets you know who you’re dealing with and, oftentimes, what their motivation is – and I’d rather know that up front than try to figure it out later.

Besides…

It’s unconstitutional!

The government just CAN’T pass laws that dictate what you can and what you can’t say!

Now, I get it…

This resolution isn’t a law or even a bill – but it could be the beginning of an already disturbing trend that is gripping our country.

Limiting speech limits dialogue…

If you limit dialogue, you’ll never find common ground on an issue.

Let people speak!

It’s the only way we, as a divided country, will ever come together and start healing.

That may sound like touchy-feely BS – but it’s what needs to happen…

An America united is a much bigger threat to the world than an America divided.

Maybe this is truly what Russia wants…

Makes you wonder who is REALLY in cahoots with Putin.

 

“If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.” – George Washington