Imagine an America where…

When any political candidate is unable to speak because of those who hate, eventually the violence and oppression will fall upon the one who disrupted and prevented the candidates freedom of speech. Ultimately, we all share freedom or we all share enslavement. There is no other way.

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Imagine an America without the Bill of Rights.

Imagine an America where you have no legal right to express your opinion.

Imagine an America where you have no right to a weapon to defend yourself, you have no right to worship openly as you please, you have no right to express yourself in a blog, on Facebook, or Twitter, and you certainly cannot protest at a political rally.

We have seen protestors who have disrupted the free speech of a person because they disapprove of his speech. Rather than tolerance and countering with ideas and ideals, they choose to shut down the right to speak. What will be the final outcome if this type behavior continues and grows more violent to the point of ending the speech of another. The only logical outcome of the behavior demonstrated, and many say promoted, by Bill Ayers, Move On, Black Lives Matter, and Bernie Sanders‘ voters will be the protesters losing their own right to free speech.

Edmund Burke probably said it best. If you are considering a violent protest, I hope you will consider what he said:

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue? It is the greatest of all possible evils; for it is folly, vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.

George Washington said:

If the freedom of speech is taken away then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.

Abraham Lincoln said:

America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.
Hating a political speech should not translate into hating the candidate or threatening a life.
Then said Jesus to him, “Put up again your sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.” Matthew 26:52


About jlue

I am a grandmother of seven and I like to garden, read, study the Bible, and spend time with family. I am not very politically active, but very interested in who is elected to lead our country.
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