Tuesday, October 15, 2019


I saw a 'journalist' was recently outraged to discover a man using his right to freedom of speech with a T-shirt. The 'journolist' was outraged and his sister was appalled and the press was disgusted and amazed at the chutzpah of some citizen expressing his first amendment rights on an airplane of all things.

Evidently, they saw some guy boarding the 'journolist's' plane wearing one of these.

I don't wonder that the bro-sister were shocked at a mere citizen denigrating them and their right to speak out while at the same time condemning his God given right to speak out. There was this guy who put into words what he found unique about Americans. Here it is:

Extract from Thomas Jefferson to William Stephens Smith

the people can not be all, & always, well informed. the part which is wrong [. . .] will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. if they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty. we have had 13. states independant 11. years. there has been one rebellion. that comes to one rebellion in a century & a half for each state. what country before ever existed a century & half without a rebellion? & what country can preserve it’s liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? let them take arms. the remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon & pacify them. what signify a few lives lost in a century or two? the tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots & tyrants. it is it’s natural manure.

You see the dilemma. To speak now in the manner of Thomas Jefferson is to invite a visit from the new red coats and their evil minions. For some reason, those eagerest to squelch your right and my right to free speech are the journalists who believe that only they may speak truth to power.....and even then only when that power wears a Republican hat.


Brig said...


Anonymous said...

Need to get fire in there somewhere, LOTS of fire.

SCOTTtheBADGER said...

Depends on whose ox is being gored, doesn't it? I rather like the shirt, myself!

capt fast said...

a more disquieting example of government overstepping "the rights not to be infringed" is the "red flag laws" which we are all told is "for our own good". It has once again made it far easier to identify those who Jefferson considered tyrants.
Redress of wrongdoing by politicians and tyrants-together a class of the same ideals-is the courts. what is to be done when the courts are also a part of that class? spread some "natural manure"? I do hope the courts consider that thought when the first and last case against all the "red flag laws" comes about. when legally armed law enforcement expresses regret over having the enforcement of "red flag laws" put upon them, one knows something wicked this way comes.
I dare say, We the People do know what's best for us and those who represent us in the political realm need pay attention.
As we see it, the many choices comes down to Liberty or the assumed safety of a tightly controlled society as one see's in the Chinese peoples republic of today.
as a young person, I had confused the idea of liberty with the many ideas of what freedom is. In my later days, I conclude that any freedoms one has to do or think in any manner cannot be had without gaining liberty first. and so, the first goal of any politician or tyrant is to remove liberty and we the people are sleeping thru the process.

Paul L. Quandt said...

To quote Albert from Pogo: Some of us are not as asleep as you might think.

Paul L. Quandt

capt fast said...

I am in agreement with albert, however those slumbering their way thru life are a far far larger percentage of the voting population.

HMS Defiant said...

I have decided to remain silent. It's not the same as having no opinion. Merely a way to reserve options.

HMS Defiant said...

Can you imagine calling up the police and reporting every single cop as a red flag case who needs to disarmed?