In the past year, we have seen many attacks on our most treasured human rights. Among these basic human rights is freedom of speech. The ability of good people to gather and speak out against the destruction of innocent human life other ethical issues is being undermined. You may remember that Janet Napolitano, Director of Homeland Security declared the “extreme left” as dangerous. In a word, Napolitano, “warns against the possibility of violence by unnamed “right-wing extremists” concerned about illegal immigration, increasing federal power, restrictions on firearms, abortion and the loss of U.S. sovereignty and singles out returning war veterans as particular threats.” Pretty scary, ha!
Last night, while I was checking out my many news links, I ran across two YouTube videos of people demonstrating at the US Capital in Washington, DC against Senator Nancy Pelosi. The first was from the inside. It showed people ripping up copies of the health care bill legislation and an elderly priest being arrested. The second took place outside the Capitol as Pelosi gave her “victory” speech. A number of people were outside with plackets and bull horns, again criticizing the Senator. I watched in horror and dismay as police once again came, nocked the bull horns out of peoples hands and arrested them.
We the people have a right to peacefully demonstrate for or against something our government is proposing. The fact is, we pay the bills and we pay our politicians salaries. Has the phrase “Free Speech” become past tense in the USA?
Video inside the Capital by Palosi’s office.
Video of arrests outside the Capital.