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First Amendment freedom can't survive 'war on women' mobs
The Washington Examiner ^ | April 14, 2014 | Melanie Sturm

Posted on 04/14/2014 11:42:02 AM PDT by Aspenhuskerette

Shouldn’t college students know as much about American civics as they do about pop culture?

Media Research Center TV went to American University last month to find out, discovering few who could name a single U.S. senator or the number of senators from each state. But most knew the Oscar-winning song “Let It Go.”

Equally surprising are polls showing only one-quarter of Americans can identify Joe Biden as the vice president or name more than one of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment (religion, speech, press, assembly, petition). Just under a quarter of Americans could name all five family members in "The Simpsons."

Before suggesting American ignorance is bliss, think again. “Fear always springs from ignorance,” said Ralph Waldo Emerson, which is why fear mongering and placating assurances have enabled a ruling elite to wield enormous power over the people – our Founders’ worst nightmare.

False promises and controversial payoffs enabled the narrow passage of Obamacare, which grants unelected bureaucrats control over 18 percent of the economy, empowering them to impose costly and freedom-infringing regulations.

Perhaps the most liberty-assaulting decree (cunning, too, given its election-year timing) was the unprecedented mandate forcing employers to provide free contraception, including abortion-inducing methods, or face a $100 per day/per employee fine.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: feminism; firstamendment; liberty
A good piece to share with low-info types. From the ending:

Throughout our liberty-loving history, Americans have endorsed Voltaire’s enlightened principle – “I do not agree with what you have to say, but I’ll defend to the death your right to say it.” No more.

In abandoning this principle, we now assassinate the character of non-conformists...Once the mob forms, no dissenter is legitimate, no sunlight can disinfect, no society is free, and no constitutional right is secure.

1 posted on 04/14/2014 11:42:02 AM PDT by Aspenhuskerette
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To: Aspenhuskerette

They are just not so good at these contrived issues.

They tried to make “Occupy [your town here]” take off and everyone realize what a bunch of morons they were...

Now this ‘War On Women” thing.. just not getting any legs

there’s been others too.

They are only good during campaigns with this stuff

2 posted on 04/14/2014 11:54:11 AM PDT by Mr. K (If you like your constitution, you can keep it...Period. PALIN/CRUZ 2016)
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To: Aspenhuskerette

So true. And those who expect to be running the reign of terror need to understand that such reigns tend to burn out quicker the more intense the heat and will eventually consume their own just as they did Maximilien François Marie Isidore Robespierre and his cohorts.

3 posted on 04/14/2014 11:59:01 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Aspenhuskerette; Jane Long; BuckeyeTexan; All

” - - - we must preserve our individual liberties. - - - “

No can do as long as we have the following:

* Cave-in, doormat Republican leaders in Congress such as Boehner, Cantor, McCarthy, Ryan, McConnell and McCain;
* Mandatory loss of freedom of choice to purchase Medical Insurance;
* a US Supreme Court that violates the US Constitution whenever the Democrats want it to do so;
* and a Department of Justice that refuses to enforce all Federal Laws equally.

The Obamanation transformation of the United States of America is now “The Law of the Land,” - - - FOREVER.


4 posted on 04/14/2014 12:12:39 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Aspenhuskerette

Joe Biden: lap dog of the political “bossy” bags.

5 posted on 04/14/2014 2:00:36 PM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Aspenhuskerette

I never heard of that song. Lol

6 posted on 04/14/2014 2:03:43 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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