This….this simple quote by Voltaire, is one of the primary reasons I am a Conservative: “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” It is a simple quote, defining the individuals right to speak freely, and the willingness of so many to preserve this right. This is why I am a strong supporter of the Constitution, which includes our Bill of rights, the FIRST amendment being the Freedom of Speech! I have noticed a recent flippant disregard for the Constitution, but let me remind you, it protects your ability to speak freely. With the recent tragedy in Paris, I have to say I am so thankful to live in a country that defends our right to free speech. Let us never for a moment take this right for granted. Let us fight to defend it. And let us undoubtedtly support those who we have elected that stand by the constitution, without it -we would not be free.
I mentioned on my Facebook Page that, it’s kinda strange how the ideology has changed among Liberals and the Freedom of Speech. Their parties platform for years preached freedom to liberate ones self through speech, they were adamant protectors of the 1st amendment. But then the Tolerance movement hit…i.e: “free to speak as long as you don’t offend.” Which ironically nullifies the concept of the freedom of speech.
This, again is why I am a conservative. I will not be caught up in the hype, or trends. I will stand by the Constitution, it has sustained and preserved freedom longer than any other nation on earth. I will then support those who also defend it!
I saw Conan O’Brien’s speech addressing yesterday’s tragic events, it rang true, because it is:
“Tolerance is too often an excuse to not stand up to the tyrannical” -Conservative Momma