It’s pretty amazing that so much time has to be devoted to what constitutes free speech in today’s day and age, but that’s where we are as a nation.
While few rational and properly grounded folks have a problem recognizing what constitutes unlawful speech or language that actually incites violence, there are scores of others out there that want to put a muzzle on things that don’t align with their preferred narrative.
How can this really even be a thing in the year 2017?
Amazingly, it is, and this is far too big of an issue to summarily dismiss as just another annoying thing that the left is whining about.
Left unchecked, it will metastasize even further. If you give them an inch on this one…you know the rest.
Here’s another example to help place things in perspective.
“A Wisconsin-based atheist group claims U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, is violating the Constitution when he tweets passages from the Bible,” LifeSiteNews reports.
Rubio has been sharing verses with his followers for some time now, including “Commit to the Lord whatever you do & your plans will succeed. The Lord works out everything for his own ends.”
Members of the leftist media have taken umbrage with this. An left-wing radical working at ShareBlue Media described Rubio’s actions as “unsettling” and a liberal contributor to Esquire referred to the tweets as “oddly terrifying.”
Oddly terrifying? Kind of like what passes for journalism at leftist outlets these days?
Andrew Seidel, the director of strategic response for the Freedom from Religion Foundation, has dropped a letter to share his angst.
“It is not for the government in our secular republic to promote one religious book over others or to promote religion over nonreligion,” Seidel wrote. “Doing so violates the Establishment Clause of the Constitution.”
You really can’t make this stuff up. The Freedom from Religion Foundation – and other groups of its ilk – feel they should have the right to go around spouting their nonsense, but another viewpoint should be stifled because they don’t like it?
These are scary times folks. Don’t let go of that inch for even a second.