Freedom of Speech is Not a One-Way Street

Screen Shot 2014-05-18 at 7.31.41 PMThe right of free speech is protected by the First Amendment. According to popular liberal thinking, this amendment needs to be adjusted because only certain people really have valid opinions. Most are unable to make any real decisions for themselves and the government should be there to take care of such simple minds.

For example, Harry Reid wants to evoke legislation to change the First Amendment.  According to an article in the Washington Times,  “Mr. Reid and his fellow Democrats think the government should have the ability to decide who spends money in elections and how much money they are allowed to spend.”

This proposed legislation will challenge the 1976 Buckley vs. Valeo ruling that declared spending on elections to be protected by free speech.  The recent ruling by the SCOTUS about how much an individual can contribute to an individual campaign was just passed down a few weeks ago.

All of this uproar is indirectly (or not) aimed at the Koch Brothers, who are spending millions on the causes they wish to back. The fact that both sides of the aisles have accepted money from the Koch Brothers is a just a fact. 

Basically, Mr. Reid and his fellow Democrats think the government should control elections. Isn’t that what they are really saying? If the Koch Brothers were blowing vast sums of money at the Democratic Party, wouldn’t that be okay?

It is time for people to stop accepting “what I say and do as a liberal or foreign religion is okay–but it is not okay for you to do or say what you think, if you are a Christian, Conservative, Libertarian, Independent or Republican.”  The Constitution and the Bill of Rights are applied to all American citizens. In our benevolence, we apply the same laws to non citizens who are in court and country under the laws of the United States.

There are no clauses in these hallowed documents for “if” or “and then”, nor are there rules for thee and rules for me.

So Mr. Reid et al, you cannot and will not be allowed to change the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  Government controls “elections” in dictatorships. We are a Republic, based on God’s laws and democracy. We the People vote and we decide who we will vote for or against. We The People decide where we will give our monies under terms of the law.

We will not stand for controlled elections.

We will not stand for the suppression of free speech.

No matter how many ill advised, tactless or ignorant words come out of a United States Citizen’s mouth, they have every right to state their opinion–just as people who hear things that offend them have every right to dislike it or state their rebuttal. Please do not tempt the good will of We the People; our patience is growing thin.

Candace Hardin Littlejohn

Georgia PolitiChick Candace Hardin Littlejohn lives in Atlanta, Georgia, but grew up in Western North Carolina. She has been greatly influenced in her writing by the culture in the Appalachians. Candace attributes her love of words to her Mother, who taught her to read at four years old. She is the creator and publisher of the literary magazine, Bohemian Renaissance, a magazine designed to launch emerging writers to publication, while providing good literature and art free to the community. Candace is 100% fluent in Spanish and a student of Latin. She loves dogs and spending time with friends and family. Visit Candace's website:

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