Since everyone is aware of what recently happened to Juan Williams employment with the National Public Radio I will not rehash the details. The bottom line to the whole story is the continuance of the radical and socialist left to muzzle the mouths of their political opposition by spreading fear throughout the land of exercising their 1st amendment right of free speech. This time they have chosen one of their own liberal mouthpieces to lay upon the sacrificial alter of political correctness, Juan Williams for the crime of speaking his true fears concerning Muslim’s who seek to murder American citizens. Juan admitted on NPR that he admits it makes him nervous while on an airliner to see members of this faith on the plain with him wearing Muslim garb. What normal and sane individual would not think back to
September 11th 2001 when they notice a person dressed as a Muslim on the airplane with them? But Juan’s crime was voicing his true feelings. Why? Because it is politically incorrect to say anything that may offend certain members of a protected class of people which happens to be any minority group or off the wall radical religious group which is Anti-Christian in nature. Understand this was not only designed to punish Juan Williams but to instill fear into the hearts and minds of anyone who wishes to speak out against those protected under the umbrella of political correctness. It is designed to muzzle the mouths of those who refuse to have their own self thinking minds muted out of fear of losing their source of making a living. Well certainly if a liberal minded mouthpiece of the radical left can lose his job surely we could lose ours. The very first Amendment to the constitutions states
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
Exactly what part of this constitutional amendment is so confusing that people believe they have the authority to take someone’s livelihood away from them for speaking their mind even if it offends another person? I have the right to like or dislike another person based on any reason or preference I should choose. I also have a constitutional right to speak out against the actions of my government or individuals and even religious groups that I do not agree with as long as I am peaceful while doing so. It is painfully clear to me that our government and various governmental networks are allowing free people to lose their rights when they speak out against something the government supports. It seems to me that our constitutional rights apply to everyone and everything but We the People and our freedom to exercise those rights. Our mouths are being muzzled for the purpose of keeping us quiet while they manage to separate us from the protections of our constitution. When that happens we become mere slaves to the wishes of our government. Will we go down in the history of this great nation as the people who allowed the constitution to become meaningless or will we go down in history as people who had a backbone and refused to be separated from our rights as free Americans?