Freedom Of Expression Prevails… Secret Service Rejects Nugent Allegations
By: Andrea Ryan
Nothing to see here, Liberals…move along. So says the Secret Service after being instructed to investigate the comments made by Ted Nugent at the recent NRA conference in St. Louis. In his vent against Obama and the dangerous tyranny he is unleashing on America, Nugent said he will “either be dead or in jail by this time next year” if Obama gets reelected. Never mind the 1st Amendment, Liberals exploded and demanded Nugent be investigated for using “threatening rhetoric toward the president”.
But, while the Secret Service was investigating Nugent’s nebulous words of frustration, climate alarmist, Steve Zwick, was calling for fellow radicals to track global warming skeptics and “burn their houses down”.
According to Infowars,
Writing for Forbes Magazine, climate change alarmist Steve Zwick calls for skeptics of man-made global warming to be tracked, hunted down and have their homes burned to the ground, yet another shocking illustration of how eco-fascism is rife within the environmentalist lobby.
Comparing climate change skeptics to residents in Tennessee who refused to pay a $75 fee, resulting in firemen sitting back and watching their houses burn down, Zwick rants that anyone who actively questions global warming propaganda should face the same treatment.
“We know who the active denialists are – not the people who buy the lies, mind you, but the people who create the lies. Let’s start keeping track of them now, and when the famines come, let’s make them pay. Let’s let their houses burn. Let’s swap their safe land for submerged islands. Let’s force them to bear the cost of rising food prices,” writes Zwick, adding, “They broke the climate. Why should the rest of us have to pay for it?”
But, there were no screaming tirades from the Liberals to investigate this violent and overt threat of terrorism against a population of American citizens. That’s because the Liberals would have the freedom of the First Amendment shrivel in its protection of Conservative expressions and have it apply only to them.
This is a successful tactic already implemented outside the United States. For a glimpse into a world without the fundamental right to freely express ourselves Mark Steyn has written extensively exposing the horrors of other Western countries’ militant crackdown under the guise of “hate speech”. Gagging Us Softly is one example, revealing Canada’s “micro-regulation” of speech and the oppressive persecution of the writer for “Flagrant Islamophobia”. Steyn’s closing paragraph is below:
As John Milton wrote in his Areopagitica of 1644, “Give me the liberty to know, to utter, and to argue freely according to conscience, above all liberties.”
Or as an ordinary Canadian citizen said to me, after I testified in defense of free speech to the Ontario parliament at Queen’s Park, “Give me the right to free speech, and I will use it to claim all my other rights.”
Conversely, if you let them take your right to free speech, how are you going to stop them from taking all the others?