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Freedom of speech in the United States

September 7th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Freedom of speech in the United States

Lately, I have been the recipient of several rather hate-filled emails and messages on Yahoo Messenger. I have to assume that these messages and emails were from Obama supporters, quite likely very liberal Obama supporters.

The messages were telling me to STOP writing the things I write concerning the Obama administration and to STOP calling Obama and many of his associates racists. The messages said that by MY words I was taking the U.S.A. back to a dark time in history, a place that we didn’t need to return to.

I thought the reference to a dark time in history while accusing me of being a racist was a bit of a stretch, but, I was trying to see the humor in the hypocrisy.

First Amendment to the United States Constitution

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

So, with that part of the constitution in front of us, let me ask this; WHY is it that I should limit, or stop my anti-Obama commentary on MY blog?

“To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public.” ~Theodore Roosevelt~

I am an American citizen. I am a natural born U.S. citizen, born to a mother and father that were natural born U.S. citizens. Doesn’t that give ME the right to exercise MY free speech under the authority of the U.S. constitution and my unalienable rights under God? So, just WHAT is it about MY free speech that scares you so? Are you afraid that the TRUTH is going to come out?

Freedom of speech in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution and by many state constitutions and state and federal laws. Criticism of the government and advocacy of unpopular ideas that people may find distasteful or against public policy, such as racism, are generally permitted. There are exceptions to the general protection of speech, however, including the Miller test for obscenity, child pornography laws, and regulation of commercial speech such as advertising. Other limitations on free speech often balance rights to free speech and other rights, such as property rights for authors and inventors (copyright), interests in “fair” political campaigns (Campaign finance laws), protection from imminent or potential violence against particular persons (restrictions on Hate speech or fighting words), or the use of untruths to harm others (slander). Distinctions are often made between speech and other acts which may have symbolic significance. Efforts have been made to ban flag desecration, for example, though currently that act remains protected speech. SOURCE

To be brief, NO, I will NOT stop posting my opinions of Obama and his racist/socialist group of thugs that he tries to pass off as an administration.

I publish MY words and MY opinions on MY blog. That is MY right as an American. I don’t go to other blogs and tell them they must stop posting ANYTHING. Those individuals are exercising their rights on their blogs, and if I have an issue with them, I will address it on MY blog.

For 8 years the loons on the left denigrated George W. Bush in the most vile and perverted manner. They called him less than human. They compared him to a chimp. They compared him to Hitler, and in ALL honesty, I never quite got that one. Bush 43 didn’t try to initiate a Bush Youth Corps or try to brainwash the youth of America with HIS agenda. Can you honestly say that about Obama?

I re-started this blog April 11th, 2007. I was posting for quite some time before that but we lost ALL previous information during an attempted upgrade while still on our previous server.

If ANY of these libbers that are crying for me to STOP posting MY opinions had been long time readers, as opposed to being Johnny come lately defenders of The Obamessiah, they would know, I have, on numerous occasions, blasted off on George W. Bush with BOTH barrels.

I totally disagreed with his BS of taking us to Iraq and I never was bashful about saying so, and by doing so, I alienated many so-called Conservatives in the process.

I blasted John McCain too. I felt, and still do, that if he and Northwoods Barbie were the very best the RNC could come up with, the RNC was in serious trouble. And I was VERY vocal in my disapproval.

And that brings up this point; WHY is it? When Libbers are speaking against the GOP and Conservatives, is it called Righteous Indignation and Progressive Leadership, but when Conservatives speak out against the most liberal POTUS in history we’re being RACIST?

You see, unlike 99% of the Dems and libbers that read here, and sadly, quite a few of the so-called Repubs and Conservatives, I am NOT a hypocrite. I call it like I see it, on MY blog, and that is MY right.

I, as blog owner, am entitled to MY free speech on this blog, just as you are on YOUR blog. I can limit the speech of others on THIS blog. As owner, that IS my right. I don’t allow the moonbat libbers and anonymous posters to turn this blog into a cesspool with their asinine comments and all around HATRED of America. I have seen the result of that brand of free speech when a few very fine blogs allowed themselves to be over-run by the loons of the left and a few other assorted moonbat detractors.

Take note of the NAME of this blog. TexasFred. That’s ME, this is MY blog. See the description in the header OF this blog; No Holds Barred: News, Opinion and Commentary, and see the description I attach to myself under my picture in the sidebar; I’m a highly opinionated blogger, if you ask for my opinion I’ll let you know exactly what’s on my mind. I don’t play the PC game, so, be very careful what you ask for. And this blog gives me the freedom to espouse MY opinion, asked for or not.

I can’t make it ANY more easily understood. If YOU don’t like what I have to say, don’t read here. I don’t go to your blog and attack you, nor do I send you emails and Yahoo messages calling you names and demanding that you STOP blogging. YOU are as entitled to YOUR opinion, just as I am to mine, even if I don’t like or agree with YOUR opinion. I will keep MY remarks about YOUR opinion on MY blog.

When YOU start paying MY bills, buying MY groceries, paying for my hosting and URL, picture server and the like, when YOU become my keeper, when YOU assume full responsibility for ALL of my actions, at that time YOU may, MAY be allowed some minor input regarding the content of MY blog and my writings.

But I seriously doubt it! :twisted:

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23 Responses to “Freedom of speech in the United States”

  1. comment number 1 by: rwehousewife

    Fred! A bunch of liberals got their panties in a wad because of what you said? Good going! Keep it up!

  2. comment number 2 by: rgroland

    Keep up the good work Fred!! You have the koolaid drinkers worried!!

  3. comment number 3 by: Kate

    Heh. Fred, when you start letting the moonbats run YOUR show, I’ll truly know, we are total goners. You are a true treasure, and it’s a shame THEY can’t figure it out. But then, they’d actually have to have a brain and the ability to reason. :D

  4. comment number 4 by: TexasFred

    That’s how I look at it, if I’m pissing off the left, I must be doing something RIGHT!! :P

  5. comment number 5 by: hardheadedtexan

    Fred you are a true Patriot.

    The liberals are losing, and they hate losing as much as, if not more than, they hate the freedoms guaranteed by our country’s laws and ideals.

    If being a Rayycist means:
    Loving the ground on which we stand and loving the ideals upon which this country’s government and society were founded, I guess I am a Racist too. They want us to believe that American Patriots = Racist.

  6. comment number 6 by: Silver Fox

    Liberals are very thin-skinned, many come from the ivory towers of academica where they have encountered little opposition to their views and when they step out into the real world they are shocked and confused and feel a need to strike out in whatever way they can. This usually takes the form of trying to intimidate or shout down the opposition. Just the way things are Fred.

  7. comment number 7 by: TexasFred

    I am more than casually aware regarding the *elites* from the ivory towers of academia…

    This post was directly aimed at one…

  8. comment number 8 by: extex_cop

    I’m very new to this blog ( just wish I had known about it sooner ) and knew right from the start it was a ‘No Holds Barred’. Glad you do it that way…I probably would not have stayed if it were any other way.

    I too have been attacked in various ways online for my opinions and my stand about the Obama Administration. If you don’t like what is being written…don’t read it…in fact don’t even click on this blog. The problem with most Lefties is the truth hurts…and they can’t stand that. Just like the old saying ” You can dish it out, but you can’t take it.”…so go piss on someone elses parade and leave Fred alone.

    I have had my windows on my car broken out because of my right-wing bumper stickers. I guess they think it’s OK to attack Conservatives….but let one of us say or do something against them and it’s a ‘Hate Crime”….we are terrorist…well you know something…George Washington was a terrorist too…as well as all the others that signed ‘The Declaration of Independence’ and wrote our Constitution. I myself would sign one today to free ourselves from the outright corruption in this Administration…but you know something….there’s nothing wrong with the one we have now…if only everyone would follow it. GOD Bless America….God bless TF.

  9. comment number 9 by: Robert

    The hypocrisy is mind blowing…Libturds spent 8 years bashing Bush for doing HALF of the bullshit Obama has done and not a peep…

    You want to know the real reason your blog is so successful and folks like Glenn Beck and a few others are as well? It’s called CONSISTENCY…We ALL defended Bush on several fronts, but we were as adamant against his policies that we didn’t agree with.

    Libturds follow blindly an ideology based on a perception that it will benefit all because “Their party” is in charge. Libturds like Olberdouche and pretty much any commentator on the MSM other than Lou Dobbs, are strictly in the tank for an administration that is pushing our nation off a cliff at a rapid rate.

    Keep it up Fred, when you get idiots telling you to stop, you know you are doing good work!

  10. comment number 10 by: Katie

    Well said Fred. The right to speak your mind is a fundamental right guaranteed in the Constitution and upheld by the SCOTUS. Speech cannot nor will it ever be stopped. The Left vilified Bush daily, but cannot stand their God Obama criticized.

    They will just have to live with it.

    Keep on speaking out loudly. I don’t think the left has fully heard you yet.

  11. comment number 11 by: ozarkguru

    Wow, I get almost the same identical posted comments. Is the DNC and the Obama machine paying people to do this – to harass bloggers posting stories about the Obama and the Obama administration.

    The latest post even claimed Van Jones was a “good man.” I don’t know what kind of man he was — other than a self avowed communist based on the groups to which he belonged.

    One before that said “Planned Parent provides a range of excellent health care services. . . . PP is dedicated to providing health care . . . stop the disgusting nonsense of suggesting that there is an industry promoting abortions.” All the words of the left.

    I guess hate mail is a new form of attribution for those of us on the right side of issues, and I am proud to be a Charter member along with TexasFred of the hate mail fan club!

    Right minded and blogging at ARRA News Service, America’s Best Choice and others!
    The Ozark Guru

  12. comment number 12 by: TexasFred

    Actually, email and Yahoo are the leftards only venue to attack credible bloggers on platforms like WordPress. We can stop their garbage from coming through, we can make them disappear, and they think we do so to limit THEIR free speech…

    I do it because I don’t want the libtards smelling up the place…

    Personally, I don’t give a DAMN what the libtards say about me or my writings, as long as they say it on their own blogs, but therein lies the problem…

    Most of these libtards can’t write a blog, they don’t have the intelligence nor the inclination. All they can do is attack in emails, but I have a tool for that too… And when every other word is “f*ck all of you NeoCons” and the like, well, that gets old rather quickly…

    The TRUTH frightens liberals, they say we are being racist by demanding that people like Van Jones step down, we are committing SMEAR CAMPAIGNS, and that is just too funny, we use Jones own words, in context, and WE are smearing him…

    What in the hell would it be like if we lied?? :?

  13. comment number 13 by: capitalisa

    Fred, you make me proud to be a Texan. I’m so glad you write this blog, I know it’s time consuming, but it is part of the fight for this country. I am a little jealous that you get the “bashing” emails. I haven’t received any yet, so I’ll just work harder :)

  14. comment number 14 by: Silver Fox

    Yep you are right Fred, I had a visit from a lefty troll today—these pe0le have no manners and don’t know how to behave in someones house. I don’t condone personal attacks on bloggers right or left—I reserve my attacks for those political leaders who have earned them. Bloggers are simply expressing their personal views which they have a constitutional right to do and those that come to visit our blogs are welcome, but must always be civil and never, never attack the host.

  15. comment number 15 by: minuteman26

    Fred – Just keep on keepin on. For all the lefties out there aka Marxists; just remember there are a lot more of us than there are of you bastards. Keep on pushing and you’ll wish you were never born. Thats a promise.

  16. comment number 16 by: hardheadedtexan

    Liberals spend their whole damned day trying to shove their IGNORANCE in a Conservatives face.

  17. comment number 17 by: HoosierArmyMom

    I have yet to see a left wing lunatic present any facts to support their claims. It is mostly attacks and name calling like in the case of being called a racist when you disagree with policy and being called “angry mobs” for peacefully protesting said policy. When you bring up Code Pinks actions and destructive demonstrations on Marine Recruitment stations… well, they are just protesting an immoral war. Of course they can’t tell you what constitutes an immoral war. It seems almost 3000 innocent people dying in one day isn’t enough to justify using our troops to defend us.

    I too Fred, have had some of the nastiest trolls ever, some who have ties going back to the 60′s SDS and WU traitors. You just keep on doing what you do. The liberals are afraid of the truth and facts being put out there since it interfers with the brainwashing the MSM is doing for their cause, which is to destroy the greatest country ever concieved and the greatest hope for the world.

  18. comment number 18 by: TexasFred

    Silly me… :P

  19. comment number 19 by: Mr Pink Eyes

    The liberals think that they are so much smarter than everybody else that nobody should ever question them. They actually get offended when they find people who do not agree with them but instead of debating those that disagree with them they try to silence them. They don’t give a damn about the constitution when it is ignored to stop people who disagree with them.

  20. comment number 20 by: Patrick Sperry

    So the dickwad is still trolling and sending you emails. What a dumb ass moonbat he is.

    Keep the good fight going, as long as you are pissing in their oatmeal then you are doing what you should be!

  21. comment number 21 by: mrchuck

    Fred, you tell the truth always, good or bad.
    SO, KEEP ON CALLING A SPADE A SPADE.
    Sincerely, mc

  22. comment number 22 by: johnhum

    Fred, one sees this same thing happening time and again at the various universities (one of the hotbeds of the left) when a conservetive speaker is invited to speak. The lefty loons will creat such a commotion (not just noise, but often times violent acts) that the speaker cannot make their speech. Many of the left simply do not believe in the freedom of speech clause when it comes to conservetive speech.


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