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On Free Speech

The current administration continues to assail the press and critics utilizing their free speech rights… The President’s minions disingenuously claim that he is merely “fighting back.

Only those who approve

Trump does not believe in civil discourse…. If he does not agree with something, or it challenges his actions, he feels it is illegitimate and should not exist.  This is tyranny.

Remember

George Washington warned his fellow citizens about the dangers of losing free speech…

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

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On the Press

President-Elect Trump continues his war on the free pressclearly what he seeks is capitulation and endorsement from America’s media.  No doubt, he envies Putin’s veneration from the docile Russian press.

Only those who approve

Only those who approve

Not only does power corrupt, it causes us to forget our most basic principles…  Jefferson said to Washington in 1792:

The virtuous will not fear a free press

The virtuous will not fear a free press

“No government ought to be without censors, and where the press is free, no one ever will. If virtuous, it need not fear the fair operation of attack and defense. Nature has given to man no other means of sifting out the truth whether in religion, law or politics. I think it as honorable to the government neither to know nor notice its sycophants or censors, as it would be undignified and criminal to pamper the former and persecute the latter.”

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The Wrong History

Have we become a society where only memories of sport are revered by the people? 

"Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks."

“Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks.”

“Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind.”  Thomas Jefferson, 1785 

A worthy endeavor?

A worthy endeavor?

Character should be measured through the application of our intellect, not how fast we run, or how far we throw a ball. 

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