Assault on free speech

In “The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech”, Kirsten Powers, a liberal Democrat notes: “There is a general war Democrats are conducting on free speech and the First Amendment.” She points out that it included attacks at Trump campaign events directed by the DNC and Obama’s White House.

It includes liberal universities as they try to rid their facilities of conservatives and conservative thought. They try to eliminate so-called “hate speech” which is, more often than not, merely conservative thoughts that are the antithesis to the liberal/progressive gospel.

A study conducted by sociologist Daniel Klein and his associates found that in 1,500 colleges and universities nationwide, the ratio of Democratic voting faculty members to Republican voting faculty in history departments was 33.5 to 1. In journalism and communications departments, the ratio was 20 to 1.

To present an example of how far this attempt to kill free speech can go, John Hedke, in “The College Fox”, cited the following. In June of 2015, Obama’s former Department of Homeland Security chief, Janet Napolitano, who became the president of the University of California, issued an order to her faculty.

The order warned them to not utter any of the following statements which she deemed to be “unacceptable microaggressions:”

“When I look at you, I don’t see color.”

“America is a land of opportunity.”

“There is only one race, the human race.”

“I believe the most qualified person should get the job.”

“Everyone can succeed in this country if they try hard enough.”

One must assume if a professor is found guilty of uttering any of these statements, serious repercussions would follow.

All of the above serve as prime examples of what a totalitarian future looks like if this nation is ever completely taken over by radical liberal/progressives. Ideas and thoughts that go contrary to the prevailing liberal/progressive dogma will be labeled “hate speech,” and thus, must be suppressed.

Hillary Clinton, as a presidential candidate, gave us a glimpse of how and where enemies of the liberal doctrines are seen by her and her ilk … “a basketful of deplorables: Racists, sexists, homophobes, Islamaphobes and xenophobes.”

Charles Ackerman

South Williamsport

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