Wednesday, July 1, 2015
Silencing the Donald--And the Rest of Us.
It matters not one iota what Donald Trump said about Mexican immigrants--what matters in a free country is the apparently forgotten quote from Voltaire: "I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it."
Now if America's spineless corporations want to disassociate with the outspoken mogul now running for President, that's surely their prerogative. Indeed, you can now add Macy's to NBC Universal when compiling the list of brave businesses running for the politically correct hills the first time an activist group robocalls them. Of course, the interesting question now is: which large media company living off the First Amendment will step forward to defend Trump? None, I suspect. NBC and the rest of the networks (MTV) would rather show children how to 'twerk' than allow anyone to hear what the facts clearly point out--no matter how offensive the delivery (one FBI study revealed 75 percent of those on the most wanted criminals list in Los Angeles, Phoenix and Albuquerque were illegals).
What's next, the IRS going after the Tea Party?
It's bad enough when the thought police in the private sector exercise their censorious impulses, but it's flat out unconstitutional when the government does. So much so that Sens. Chuck Schumer and Tom Udall want to change the First Amendment to allow government to regulate political speech from anyone who's not employed by their allies in the press. This is dangerous territory folks and we'd better, in the words of that great patriot, Barney Fife, 'nip it in the bud' before it's too late.
Posted by Mr. Right at 9:45 PM