Here are a couple of headlines from the mainstream press regarding a group of protesters and their radical leader. Try to guess who they may have
been talking about.
1. Washington fears violence in march.
2. By preaching civil disobedience over the years they may unwittingly paved the road to violence.
The first quote is from June 21, 1963 and second from July 28, 1967, both referring to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his followers. Back then, like today
the press is trying to make the point that the tension caused by speaking out against the government is more dangerous than an out of control
The progressive press could not be more wrong. America was born out of a distrust for government and the belief that the size and power of
government should be kept to an necessary minimum. If you look at the first amendment to the constitution you find a list of specific powers
given to the people to protect them from government.
"Congress shall make no law respecting an 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."
The founders realized that without these guarantees there would be no way to keep government in check.
From those very clear words it's hard to understand some of the decisions that have been made over the years regarding public displays of religion.
The founders wanted to protect the people's right to openly and proudly share and practice their religious beliefs without fear of interference by
the government. How this got twisted to somehow mean all mention of god is forbidden in the practice of government has been the century long
work of the progressive movement. Through activist judges issuing rulings that defy the constitution and the shift from constitutional law to case law
they have managed to set false precedents and then build upon those decisions to keep moving further away from the constitution.
Now we see the most basic rights, those of free speech, peaceful assembly and petitioning of the government being labeled as dangerous. We are
being told that by speaking out we risk creating extremists who will commit acts like the Oklahoma City bombing. It will be the fault of the people
who speak out, not the government's, no matter what they do.
The founders believed that in order to keep this republic the people have a responsibility to speak out against an out of control government. Only
by failing to do so could freedom be lost. We have seen the effect of this as the press, whose responsibility it is to shine a light on the
corruption and power grabs of the government have become cheerleaders of a single political idealogy and party.
To those in the Tea Party who are discouraged by the attacks being leveled against you by our current and former president, the press and the
liberal bloggers, I say to you that you are in good company. Look at what was said of Martin Luther King Jr. all those years ago compared to what
those same people say about him now and know that history will look back fondly upon you.
April 20 - Why So Quiet?.
April 19 - The Deadbeat Bubble.
April 16 - Oh no you didn't.
April 15 - The Party of Silence.
April 14 - You've got to be kidding me.
April 13 - Where do we go from here
April 12 - Youth of the Nation
April 9 - Turning the Tables
April 8 - New Age of Discrimination
April 7 - Thank You Kind Stranger
April 6 - The Cost of Compassion
April 5 - Happy Days are Here Again
April 2 - Of Course We Can Do a Better Job
April 1 - The New Normal
March 31 - Take a Deep Breath
March 30 - Metaphors and Blinking Lights