Is the nation switching from the land of the free and the home of the brave — to the land of the silent, and the home of the reluctant?
FREEDOM OF SPEECH, OR MAYBE NOT
Is the nation switching from the land of the free and the home of the brave — to the land of the silent, and the home of the reluctant? Citizens are wary of speaking their minds, a new poll suggests. Many Americans are opting to stay quiet in an intensified culture of political correctness fostered by activism and often biased media coverage.
“Few Americans think they have true freedom of speech today and think the country is too politically correct,” reports a new Rasmussen Reports survey.
It reveals that just 28 percent of Americans believe that they have think Americans “have true freedom of speech today.”
A hefty majority — 66 percent — believe that they must “be careful not to say something politically incorrect to avoid getting in trouble.”
Meanwhile, here’s what the First Amendment says: “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.”
Not all speech is covered by the First Amendment, according to The Newseum Institute, which lists such exceptions as defamation, plagiarism of copyrighted material and other exceptions. The organization maintains a very clear guide to First Amendment rights and freedom of speech on campus, online and in other circumstances.
PITN: You have to ask yourself, what’s next? Our friend in Christ, Lyn Leahz, who speaks the truth through the Word of God, recently had her YouTube page demonetized. This means ads were pulled from her videos in protest of what she was speaking about. The revenue from her ads funds her ministry and YouTube knows that. She has over 150,000 followers on her page and it seems there are those who are trying to shut down the Christian community, along with the political conservative community. It seems in this day and time, the serpent is raising its wicked head! As Christians, we should never be afraid to speak out about the truth. Don’t let anyone bully you, in any way. Know that you have the “Armor of God” protecting you.