Saturday, November 01, 2008

You can't Make Me......

Since this country was founded, we as American Citizens are granted unalienable rights that our constitution guarantees us. Personally I feel, one of the most important rights that is mentioned in our constitution is the right to free speech.

“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.”

These are the exact words used by the Framers when they drafted the Constitution hundreds of years ago. Since then there have been people trying to abolish this right by censoring things that the American public has a right to say if they so choose. I have never been a proponent of Censorship, and feel it is unconstitutional at its basic level.

Freedom of speech and expression is one of the most important rights that we have in this country. Our forefathers knew this and acknowledged this in our constitution which protects our rights as citizens in America. Censorship is a complete contradiction to this concept that has helped make America the country it is, flaws and all.

I’ve always been a proponent of Free Speech, especially when it comes to my blog. I not only embrace this right for myself but also my readers. When I hear about other bloggers who are being banned from participating in Social Network Sites, because of their opinions on THEIR OWN Blog, I get a little pissy! These bloggers pages are privately owned and more importantly they are not required to adhere to the social networks level of censorship. In other words, it’s not your turf big brother so bug the fuck off. I think I made that idea perfectly clear with my post last Saturday.

Look bloggers, and blog readers, if we don’t stand up for your rights to free speech, your voice just might someday be silenced…..Believe me there are people out there right now trying to silence, ban and censor things from the American Public, things that as Americans we have the right to say…..Don’t let your voice be silenced.