Freedom of Speech – R.I.P.

In England, they call it the “Loyal Opposition”. In President Obama’s America, they call it a “Right Wing Conspiracy backed mob.”

For years we’ve been hearing how protesters have interrupted the speeches of conservatives on college campuses. That has always upset me. To quote a person whose name escapes me for the moment… “I totally disagree what you are saying, but I will fight to my death to defend your right to say it.”

I didn’t like the left-wing radicals refusing to allow someone to state his or her opinion. And I don’t like right-wing radicals doing it either.

Depending on the people doing the reporting, we’re told that the current wave of people shouting down the politicians are either a mob of radicals or a group of patriots who are fed up with our political process.

In many cases, pundits are saying our elected officials should be given the courtesy of being able to explain what they are trying to do. We should listen to them… we are told.

The way I see it, the problem began when the politicians stopped representing the people. If they refuse to listen to the people who put them in office, why should they deserve their constituents’ silence.

There is no way they could possibly explain what they have been doing for decades. The people are finally paying attention and they don’t like what is happening.

It’s time for the professional politicians to start listening. Otherwise, they might want to attend some classes to develop some marketable skills. After the next election, they may need to find a real job.

In the meantime, we might want to look around and find us some real representatives.


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