Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Eternal Vigilance Still the Price of Liberty."

I am sure you have heard the very bad news about Myanmar (Burma). The UN envoy couldn't get a meeting with a government official of any importance, and is heading home. The killing of monks continues. Freedom of speech and freedom of expression in Burma is being rapidly stomped out.

There is no better way to retain power than silencing the opposition. Death is one way to do that; there are other means, as well. The Democrat Party, traditionally better guardians of freedom of speech than Republicans, appears to be abandoning its long support of civil liberties in favor of tactics that are very troubling. In short, their newest ploy seem to be trying to put right wing talk show hosts out of business, attacking both Rush Limbaugh and Michael Savage, neither of whom have positive things to say about liberals.

While I never cared much for the left wing talk show hosts, I turn the channel. That is the way it is supposed to be done when freedom prevails.

To the Democrats: Avert your ears! The tactics that the Democrats are using are troubling at best. I hope the average American, the average American who sometimes votes for Republicans and sometimes votes for Democrats, will have none of this, well knowing that eternal vilgilance is still the price of Liberty.

4 Comments:

Anonymous John said...

Silencing debate IS undesirable, but both sides play the game. Rosie O'Donnell, Ann Coulter: know-nothing blowhards shouting, hurling insults while making no substantive arguments. (Michael Savage's career is littered with more of the same.) Shouting gets us all nowhere. People: turn the channel!

Oct 3, 2007, 11:39:00 AM  
Blogger Praguetwin said...

Indeed, good advice.

In Burma, they have been silenced for decades. It is only now that they tried to speak out, and were crushed.

Oct 3, 2007, 9:17:00 PM  
Blogger Publia said...

Burma is a terrible problem. They don't have liberty of speech. The only bright spot is that the world is interested in what is happening there, and there is a great deal of agreement that something needs to be done.

Our freedom of speech is always under assault in the USA. This is just the latest, and comes from a surprising group.

Oct 7, 2007, 4:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Publia,

Your opinion is very similar to the opinion expressed by Green Party candidate Dave Kalbfleisch is his blog post from last June:

http://www.ivaw.org/node/979

Oct 16, 2007, 12:43:00 PM  

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