Thursday, December 24, 2015

First Amendment: Freedom FROM Speech?"

Satirist and documentary filmmaker Ami Horowitz did something last week that should horrify us all.

He went to Yale--the incubator for some of the best and brightest.

Yale--the alma mater of five U.S. Presidents and no less than ten U.S. Supreme Court Justices.

Yale--presumably the place from which we will get our next generation of leaders...(yes that Yale. Yale University).

Horowitz visited the campus and recorded the students doing something shocking.

With a hidden video camera, he secretly taped fifty students (in about an hour) jumping at the chance to sign away our First Amendment rights.

You remember the First Amendment: freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of the press, and freedom to assemble?

The filmmaker approached students (did we mention he was secretly recording them?) and said: "What we're calling for is an amendment to repeal the First Amendment, just get rid of it, blow it up."

Response from the students?

"I think this is fantastic. I absolutely agree," squeals one.

"Excellent. Love it," gushes another.

Over and over again, the Yale students eagerly signed the petition, practically begging to do away with our freedoms.

Why, you ask? According to the Washington Free Beacon:
"The video comes on the heels of several high-profile incidents on college campuses in which students and teachers have sought to censor reporters in a bid to foster what they call a safe space."
A safe space is a place where anything "deemed offensive" or politically incorrect is strictly off-limits, against the rules, verboten.

In other words, these Yale students would like to make their campus (along with all of America apparently) a safe space--where never is heard a discouraging word...and the skies are not cloudy all day.

A wise man once said: "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."  -- Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)
"We can rejoice too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know they are good for us--they help us learn to endure. And endurance develops strength of character in us, and character strengthens our confident expectation of salvation." Romans 5:3-4
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