Free Speech Is Dying in America
Nena Arias | March 18, 2019
A treasured characteristic pillar of America has always been the First Amendment’s provision of freedom of speech. But more and more these days anyone who decides to speak the truth or be a voice of dissent, especially those on the right ideology and values is finding themselves in hot water with the liberal left, even to the point of being labeled a bigot and suffering serious consequences like losing their job or being suspended from school. They find themselves losing people who they regarded as friends leaving no doubt that freedom of speech is eroding. Those who can tug and pull the hardest are gaining control over our nation which is supposed to be a republic that guides itself by the rule of established law, which applies to all.
Recently, some very prominent news anchors have fallen victims to these speech aggressions simply for posing logical questions and expressing the truth about sensitive issues like Islam, illegal immigrants, homosexuals and obvious double-standards used by the left in defaming religion, especially Christianity.
I often think, if the founders could see what our nation is becoming, they would be so heartbroken and say, “what was it all for?” because we have not kept the Republic they gave us.
When it comes to freedom of speech an effective weapon for those who don’t want to respect all opinions is to play the victim card, so others won’t speak ill of them they can gain an emotional leverage towards their ideological opponents. Social media has increased the aggressions because people feel emboldened since they don’t have to face the people they are attacking.
The events of 9/11 started us down an unfamiliar road to the average American and legitimate questions about Islamic ideology began to emerge in efforts to try to understand this new phenomenon of terrorism perpetrated by foreigners in our country. The Islamic world is more adept at this, so they use a clever way not only to silence criticism but also to continue playing the victim card, something they have perfected for centuries. They have also learned to take advantage of the loopholes in our freedom for all, something they don’t have in their countries of origin.
They have been patient but working diligently to entrench themselves here in America to the point that we are seeing some of them arrive to seats of power in our government all the way up to Washington D.C. in our Congress.
The Muslim countries and zealots have one purpose to take over the whole world. So, they work to create powerful forces and promote Islamic interests especially over Westernization mainly Christianity wherever they go. This is why it's unthinkable that they hold 13 of the 47 seats on the United Nations Human Rights Council. Islam does anything but protect human rights and their aim is to kill all unbelievers which they name as infidels. Needless to say, they're adamantly opposed to freedom of speech and punish or kill all dissenters. These people go for the jugular and they don’t hurl empty threats, they actually carry them out sooner or later. This is what they expect to happen in America, and we see the leftist mainstream media learning this tactic and falling right in line with killing the free speech of those who disagree with them.
Political correctness is also killing free speech in America. It is silencing good and powerful voices with threats of slander and causing these good people to lose their livelihood. Even hurling death threats to intimidate and silence folks by threatening even their family members.
You have probably heard of the “safe spaces” that colleges and universities have had to create in a feeble attempt to protect free speech. But even then, people are ostracized if they speak truth.
Even our official documents like the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights are under attack by those who want to transform America into something unrecognizable. It makes one wonder, if they like other ideologies that are not American, why don’t they just go live in those countries that are implementing the ideologies they advocate and leave us alone? They won’t go there because they know they won’t like it. They like the freedoms America affords, so the bottom line is that they are hypocrites and are out to make a name for themselves at the expense of others.
Words are powerful. We should always say what we mean and mean what we say. Let us defend our right to express our innermost treasures of truth and defend truth with all our might. Even if we must lay down our lives to do so. It’s that serious, folks!