“Eternal vigilance by the people is the price of Liberty.” -Andrew Jackson
One day I awoke to find my confidence in our Constitutional had eroded into fear. I do not like fear, but understand that it (like pain) can alert us to a problem we might not otherwise notice.
Does anyone remember when folks used to say, “I may disagree with what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.”? You don’t hear that much anymore.
During the two weeks after the Bengazi attack on our Ambassador, the State Department, and the White House repeatedly blamed a lame Youtube video and promptly found an equally lame reason to put the fellow who produced it in jail. The world was apologetically told that you just can’t control what people will say with our First Amendment.
Look the video was stupid, offensive and badly made. But it is unpopular speech that requires protection. No one complains if you agree with the ruling party.
I know this is supposed to be old news by now. Seven hours of fighting, no reinforcements, four Americans dead. The ambassador raped with a US flagpole. We ask questions and get the response “What difference does it make?” But seriously, am I the only one to notice that they tried to distract us by attacking the First Amendment?