Declaration of Independence

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Freedom of Speech

            The topic of discussion for this Constitution Monday is freedom of speech, the right to speak without being censored. This freedom is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, but it often is censored by liberals who do not want to hear what is being said. Conservatives are censored or refused an audience on college campuses, by the media, and even by the National Football League (NFL).

            Colin Kaepernick was celebrated by using his freedom of speech to take a knee at football games during the National Anthem. Those who do not agree with him are often labeled as a “racist.” Kaepernick has the right to express his opinion, but it seems that no one has the right to oppose it.

            Paul Bedard posted a notice that CBS has rejected an ad for the Super Bowl from a company run by a veteran. The ad is definitely “pro-flag, anti-Kaepernick,” but it also thrills anyone who stands for the flag. Tyler Merritt, the CEO of Nine Line Apparel “ripped the rejection of his ad.”

CBS’s purported reason for rejecting a Super Bowl commercial that extols patriotism is totally out of bounds. Let’s call this what it is: a blatant attempt to censor a message that their politically correct executives find offensive. We urge Americans who believe it’s important to show respect for our flag and national anthem to join us in calling out this offensive bias. It’s time to give a penalty flag to CBS.

            The ad from Nine Line Apparel starts with this statement, “Don’t ask if your loyalty is crazy. Ask if it’s crazy enough.” It is narrated by Benghazi survivor U.S. Marine Mark Geist who makes some powerful statements such as the following.

Some people think you’re crazy for being loyal, defending the Constitution, standing for the flag. Then I guess I’m crazy.

For those who kneel, they fail to understand that they can kneel, that they can protest, that they can despise what I stand for, even hate the truth that I speak, but they can only do that because I am crazy enough.

            The ad is full of pictures of heroes, such as military, police, and fire fighters, who run toward danger in order to save lives. It is patriotic and skillfully made. CBS was wrong to reject it! You can see the ad here. I hope that you enjoy it!

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