Many Americans have awoken from a deep slumber to realize that something fundamentally wrong is playing out in this great nation. Of course, the largest threat comes from this administration’s obvious attempts to transform our country into a socialist one by nationalizing banks and car companies, weakening the country’s security by investigating the C.I.A. unfairly, incriminating American servicemen and veterans, indoctrinating the youth to supporting the president’s agenda, and destroying the constitutional underpinnings in which our country was founded. The double standard commonplace in liberalism espouses two sets of rules in respect to the First Amendment: one for them, one for the rest of us.Whatever liberals support is the best and correct opinion to cling to, while whatever their political opponents decry is shameful, derogatory or downright wrong.
Because of these fundamental changes conservatives, Republicans, and Americans alike are discontented with what is occurring in regard to the First Amendment.Sure, they sincerely believe that it is wrong that liberals can denounce their political opponents and simply get away with it in respect to expression, and vice versa. Yet, they often do not understand its underlying factor of why it persists, and have accordingly failed to understand it. Renowned ambulance chaser and former vice presidential candidate John Edwards (D-NC), the “true embodiment” of a politician, had a point when he retorted the fact that there are “two Americas.” Although his fabrication of two Americas elucidated a “one rich, one poor” mantra, he was admittedly right about a truly divided America, just one he failed to acknowledge.
Liberals, in accordance with their principle of “equality of results,” chastise the premises of the first amendment allowing no opposition or room for debate; in other words, the method to their madness is to control every sector in society.
Using their freedom of speech, Americans can voice their opinions and criticize the government through expression, symbolism, and nonverbal communication. Although raucus, the peaceful health care town hall debates and tea parties have been heavily criticized by our liberal counterparts for being “abusive” to free speech. As the ‘brilliant’ Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi put it, “These disruptions are occurring because opponents are afraid not just of differing views — but of the facts themselves. Drowning out opposing views is simply un-American.” The double standard once again settles in. Last time I checked, this Administration and its cronies have led a full-fledged fight to limit opposition to its agenda, even going so far as to encourage its supporters to report “the opposition” by tipping the White House at firstname.lastname@example.org. Free speech is only free for liberals, not conservatives.
Now, freedom of petition and freedom of assembly are at stake. As anyone would have learned from a high school US history class, this clause stresses citizens’ right to assemble peacefully, to hold rallies and demonstrations, and to petition the government for changes in policy. The tea parties and healthcare town hall meetings, which were peacefully mobilized by ordinary, concerned American citizens, have been libelously tarnished as “hate-mongering” bodies, or merely as not credible and thus “Astroturf.” At the same time protests spearheaded by extreme liberal proponents like Code Pink or ACORN are emblematic examples of “peaceful protest.”
Freedom of the press is also under attack. With prospective plans to resurrect the Fairness Doctrine, as Federal Communications Commission diversity advisor Mark Lloyd intends to do, “the left is attempting to tight[en] its grip on the news, possibly asphyxiating the few bastions of center-right news and information that exist…the doctrine required that networks and broadcast radio stations air opposing views that satisfied federal bureaucrats’ conception of ‘fairness.’” That would mean that the largest generators of radio listeners like Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Mark Levin will be shut down and replaced by liberal radio hosts and by those who meet the “qualifications” of the FCC.
Freedom of religion is always a sensitive issue, a fact which the 1st amendment’s free exercise and establishment clauses have brought into light. Every now and then, we hear that our nation is a predominantly Muslim one, although the United States has been long-grounded as a Judeo-Christian one, some liberal groups are Godless, and will try to do and use any tactic to destroy American culture which is based upon Judeo-Christian principles.
It is imperative that American citizens of all faiths, political persuasions, ethnic backgrounds, social stature, ages, and genders have a God-given right to unite and join forces against liberals who are eager to destroy the fundamental core values instilled in our nation by the Founding Fathers. Exercise your First Amendment rights by standing up, being courteous yet firm, and joining the movement to take our country back. The American dream is still thriving, and no one can take that moral anchor away from us.