“America isn’t easy. America is advanced citizenship. You’ve gotta want it bad, ’cause it’s gonna put up a fight. It’s gonna say, “You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours.” You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country cannot just be a flag.” – The American President 1995
“Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government: When this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved,” wrote Founding Father Benjamin Franklin in The Pennsylvania Gazette.
You can’t claim to be a Patriotic American and then oppose the First Amendment of the Constitution and those American values. Sorry, you don’t get it both ways. You want to complain about disrespect of the military, then remember what those Military forces have and continue to fight for. Anything less, is the true disrespect. #LetThemKneel!
Today’s News media has fallen short of being a reliable source for factual reporting over the past 3 decades. They’re more interested in spinning headlines that inflame and infuriate people, than reporting the facts in full and giving both sides of a story.
This past week as Indiana garnered great heat over the recently passed “Religious Freedom” act, the News Media has left out certain pieces of information that leads one to think Virginia has a similar modern religious freedom act in place. I thought that from watching the news on all the networks. Even the Washington Post left out the full facts when reporting that 19 other states have a “Religious Freedom” act.
I wanted to read the law and find out when it was put into place. So I went off to do my own research. Well color me surprised!
The law in Virginia was enacted in 1786 by Thomas Jefferson. Which certainly puts an entirely different spin on the News media and their graphics when they include Virginia in group of states that have a Religious Freedom Act in place. I wonder how many of the other 19 states fall into the same category! Continue reading →