Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A Relentless Assault on the First Amendment David Risselada

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.
Its official, the first amendment to the constitution is under a full blown assault by the radical left.  Under the context that some speech may be deemed offensive, liberals have been trying to impose restrictions on our rights to free speech from our college campuses to our political debates. This is particularly true when it comes to Islam. Nearly every terrorist attack we have recently witnessed, from the Charlie Hebdo massacre and the Benghazi assault, to the shooting this past weekend in Texas have been blamed on “offensive speech.” The liberal media is frantically trying to frame the narrative to convince the eternally gullible that it is the first amendment and Americans insensitivity that is responsible for these atrocious acts. It is the same backwards ideology that they use to justify the mass rioting and looting we see in Baltimore. Muslims are an oppressed minority who are being treated disrespectfully; therefore, their actions are justified. If that’s the case, then what will happen when the majority has finally decided we have had enough?
This is a battle long in the making, and it started in 2009 when the U.N. called for a resolution banning criticism of Islam. Pamela Geller points out in her article that this resolution was called for right about the time President Obama started stacking his administration with Islamists. Furthermore, in December of 2011 President Obama pushed the U.N. to implement this ban. Though the wording of this resolution specifically banned any criticism, or stereotyping of religious people in general, the fact that it was an initiative of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation speaks volumes. According to Jim Hoft, author of the Gateway Pundit article, the Islamic organization has been pushing resolutions condemning the criticism of Islam since 1999. Islamic organizations in America also supported such resolutions.
While the wordings of these resolutions claim to protect all religions from criticism and stereotyping, the truth is far different. The U.N. and the United States have remained virtually silent as there is an all out genocide being waged against Middle East Christians. Day in and day out we are bombarded with grotesque images of beheadings, and people being burned alive. Radical Islamists routinely murder people for being gay, they stone their women for not wearing burqas and they will slaughter an entire village for not being Muslim. Through these atrocities, our leaders would have us believe that raising our voices in defense of these people is criticism of Islam, and it should not be tolerated.  They would have us believe that these animals are committing these horrendous acts in response to a perceived injustice, and that we should be tolerant and understanding of their perspective. Just this week it was discovered that Muslims had crucified three brothers in Libya. The reason they were crucified is because Muslims believe that dying in the manner Christ died is a great insult; and yet, we are supposed to feel guilt that we insulted them for having a cartoon contest? That’s insane.
Islamist’s do nothing to pay us the respect they demand, nor do the liberals that support them. In fact, they do nothing but mock our religious beliefs while they seek to destroy our cultural values. Christianity in America is under full assault and no one in government is coming to its defense. While liberals are demanding limits to free speech over the incident in Texas, they remained completely silent as the National Endowment of the Arts displayed a piece known as“Piss Christ.” This was considered a piece of art, and the liberals hid behind the first amendment when it was revealed that some found it offensive. In fact, our entire society is inundated with offensive, grotesque art from pornography, to extremely graphic movies and video games that liberals claim to be protected by the first amendment.
What’s even more disheartening is the fact that many people seem to be buying into this narrative. Many American’s seem to have given in, and out of sense of frustration, seem willing to surrender their rights in order to placate those who would just as soon see them dead.  These are the same Americans that demanded we go overseas and fight the enemy so we don’t have to fight them here. These are the same politicians who sent our troops, people who swore an oath to uphold and defend the constitution against all enemies, to fight a war they had no intention of winning. These troops are now home and they are missing limbs and sanity. They are jobless and confused, committing suicide at a rate of twenty two a day; and now we trash their sacrifices as we are expected to cower in fear to an enemy that will kill you no matter what you do.  Based on the events of this past weekend, it’s safe to say that Americans are sick of cowering in fear. We are tired of being told we are not decent people. We have welcomed these Muslims in our country, let them build their mosques because we believe in our first amendment, and that it should apply to all Americans; only, we were taken advantage of and lied to. We are tired of tolerating the intolerable and I for one will not be surrendering any of my rights for any man that will only spit on me once I do. GOD BLESS AMERICA!


  1. Do you think if religion wasn't an issue that the radical groups would stop murdering people? It should be noted that the radical groups routinely slaughter muslims because they aren't the right "type" of muslims.

    1. No, I totally agree. That doesnt mean we need to give up our first amendment though. Its bothersome to me that the topic is revolving around free speech rather than those who would murder because they see things different than you. I can only be one of two ways nasty jack.....Thanks for commenting, I appreciate the dialogue.

    2. Sorry, I meant it can only be one of two ways.