It’s time for re­sis­tance against on­go­ing as­sault on free­dom of speech in na­tion

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The present tem­pest of di­vi­sive pol­i­tics, in­sti­gated by the Demo­cratic Party’s ex­or­cism of the sym­bols and memo­ri­als to its in­sur­rec­tion in 1860 — the Con­fed­er­ate states — and its 100-year in­sur­gency led by the Ku Klux Klan and other white supremacy groups, is a ploy and di­ver­sion­ary tac­tic to dis­tract at­ten­tion away from its true pur­pose.

The re­moval of the icons is a po­lit­i­cal ac­tion tool, and the in­cited tur­moil is a means to an end.

Amer­ica is not en­gaged in a “cul­ture war” or a “bat­tle for the soul of this na­tion.” It is en­tirely po­lit­i­cal.

The term “po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness” is ide­o­log­i­cal jar­gon to dis­guise and con­ceal its true na­ture: cen­sor­ship and “group­think” con­form­ity. Em­ploy­ing the ini­tial pre­tense of dis­cour­ag­ing speech that is sup­pos­edly “of­fen­sive,” it ex­panded to in­clude vague and sub­jec­tive “hate” speech, fur­ther com­pro­mis­ing the right of free speech.

Po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness is a sys­tem­atic process of con­di­tion­ing Amer­i­cans to be­come sub­mis­sive to the re­pres­sion of free speech, now bla­tantly ev­i­dent on many col­lege cam­puses.

The Democrats have used the same po­lit­i­cal ac­tion process to sub­vert the Sec­ond Amend­ment, by which each com- prom­ise fur­ther weak­ens the sup­port­ive ba­sis of law­ful firearms own­er­ship un­til it is too weak to re­sist at­tempts at a com­plete ban.

Po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness is not an end in it­self. The Demo­cratic Party is en­gaged in an in­sid­i­ous cam­paign to achieve a po­lit­i­cal end — so­cial­ism — de­cep­tively call­ing it sec­u­lar “so­cial jus­tice.” Free­dom of speech is an im­ped­i­ment to im­pos­ing the au­thor­i­tar­ian rule of so­cial­ism.

Fred­er­ick Dou­glass ob­served that one need only “find out just what any peo­ple will qui­etly sub­mit to, and you have the ex­act mea­sure of the in­jus­tice and wrong which will be im­posed on them.” The Demo­cratic Party is as­sess­ing just how much cen­sor­ship the Amer­i­can peo­ple are will­ing to ac­cept pas­sively.

Take to heart the fore­warn­ing of Ge­orge Suther­land, at one time an as­so­ciate jus­tice on the U.S. Supreme Court, who wrote, “For the sad­dest epi­taph which can be carved in mem­ory of a van­ished free­dom is that it was lost be­cause its pos­ses­sors failed to stretch forth a sav­ing hand while there was still time.”

It is time for re­sis­tance against the Demo­cratic Party’s as­sault on free­dom of speech.

Ver­non Gray, Cal­i­for­nia

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