posted on Sep, 19 2012 @ 03:43 PM
I hope you'll forgive me, but I've been on a little rant lately, and I might as well continue it here. It's the First Amendment. It seems like
that has been under attack from all quarters lately. I don't mean the technical reading, "Congress shall make no law . . .," but the idea that we
can be made to shut up if we disagree with the government, or Obama, or Islam, or the gay movement, or who knows what else.
True, except in some cases, it's not Congress doing it, but where did we as a people get the idea that we should try to force those who disagree with
us to shut up? Why are we so comfortable with censoring ourselves?
Don't misunderstand. Yes, there are a few (a very few) limits that must be obseved, and no, I'm not accusing everybody, let alone all ATSers, but
that's not what we're seeing. The US Constitution is unique in the world today. Our rights aren't handed to us by the whim of the government.
The government has only the power that the people agree to give it. The rights of the people come from God (or the inherent nature of man, if you're
not religious). Officials and the military pledge to defend the Constitution.
Can we agree that NDAA, and Fatwas, death threats, harassment and vandalism to people we simply disagree with, are just too much to be accepted?
For some time now, this issue has been popping up from news reports, Executive Orders, discussions here on ATS, and even from friends.
Tothetenthpower and other posters here have noticed it. I'm glad of that. Can we somehow get others to see it's importance, too?
End of mini-rant.