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Tandra Page 1529, First Amendment Limited

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I’m sitting on my back porch looking out over the yard as the rising sun brightens the Eastern sky.

“Congress shall make no law regarding establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.” - First Amendment to the Constitution of The United States

Please note the first word of the First Amendment. The first word is “Congress”. The first word is not “States”, nor is it “Private Businesses”, nor is it “Social Organizations”, nor is it “Public Schools”, nor is it “City Fire Departments”. The word is “Congress” shall make no law.

Those of the self-identified Conservative Political Persuasion never grow tired of making the point that it is Congress that is restrained from establishing a “religion” and that other public and private institutions are in no wise restricted from showing favouritism for a given religion, of specifics Christianity. And such is true.

But then these same self-identified groups make the case that “freedom of speech” applies across the board to all organizations and individuals at any time and in any place. NFL players, under contract to owners, have “freedom of speech” to do whichever they like so long as it involves hatred of this nation, its people and of President Donald J. Trump. On the other hand, “freedom of speech” does not apply to NFL players if it concerns support for the police or opposition to the slaughter of children. Those “freedom of speech” issues are still forbidden to over paid, mentally challenges Football Professionals.

Even so, “freedom of speech” hypocrisy is in no way limited to the NFL. The same persons calling for “freedom of speech” for everyone are shockingly intolerant when it comes to the freedom to speak in public as it applies to the non-professional.
Talking lips on radio are overly jealous of guarding their “freedom of speech” insofar as they have for their use an officially licensed radio broadcasting set-up to send out their “freedom of speech” rants over the nation’s air waves. Ordinary Americans who have only access to Twitter or other technologies that have recently been made available to the “great unwashed”, not so much. Ordinary Americans without an officially approved broadcast license should shut up and move to the back of the bus and quietly take their seats.

The argument goes that ordinary Americans are neither skilled nor qualified to make rational and intelligent comments in the public market place. And the professional blabbers are? Have you heard the incoherent and absurd sounds coming recently from the mouths of professional speakers of wisdom or, for that matter, from bureaucrats and politicians? On average the typical blithering idiot makes more sense with what issues from his mouth that does the licensed professional.

It finally comes down to this; those of all stripes (be they Christian or pagan, Republican or Democrat, Liberal or Conservative) have no wish to share their power once they have become established within their particular sphere of influence. And “freedom of speech” has got nothing to do with it.

“Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God.” -Thomas Jefferson


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