Thinking Out Loud:Tolerating Everything but Free Speech

December 3, 2015

By Sal Giarratani

Sadly, America is no longer the same America that our Founding Fathers thought they created back in 1776 . All of them must be rolling over in the graves looking at the politically correct regiment knocking down what they said or tearing down statues in their honor. The progressives are acting more like Mussolini-like brown shirts in their quest to cleanse America of its past sins.

Our Constitution has been under attack for some time now and the Bill of Rights might as well have been written on a roll of toilet paper if you listen to liberal politicians, activists and media types.

Only “Black Lives Matter” can say or do anything and get away with it as free speech. Everyone else better be careful because if liberals had their way, we all would be headed to re-education camps for being intolerant and not diverse enough in our opinions.

A young coed at Revere High School got into a heap of trouble by Tweeting out her opinion that Revere was being overrun with illegal immigrants and it was having an effect on voter turnout. She got punished for using her freedom of speech, a Constitutional right we all are supposed to have but I guess when you say something that might offend someone else, I guess the Bill of Rights is null and void.

I hope this young girl’s parents take the City of Revere to court for what they did to this young woman expressing her opinion. She is being called a racist and her life has been turned into hell. The City of Revere should be ready to write a big amount on the check they will be sending out for how they so badly acted.

America is a good country and the only way it can remain that way is never to forget why we fought the War for Independence against Britain. We fought a revolution to ensure that we were a government of law and not of men or women.

US Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, a noted liberal jurist, once remarked about free speech by saying the answer to what some might say was bad free speech is more free speech. He understood the principle that you can’t just send folks to diversity training because you disagree with them.

This is America, at least it was when I just looked out my window. We don’t need Mussolini liberals telling us what to say or not to say.

Is it any wonder that Donald Trump stays on top in the presidential polls. He speaks for an America that Thomas Jefferson would have recognized.

America today more and more seems like a nation off its anchor; lost in a sea of confusion. We better stay clear of the rocks.

When we remember where we came from and how we got here, America will be America again.

Sal Giarratani is a columnist for the Charlestown Patriot Bride and the North End Regional Review

  • Gary Robinson

    This is SOOOO on point…I can’t believe I’m the first person to comment and this article is from yesterday.
    Could someone please direct me to the website for “white lives matter too” and maybe we can start getting things in this country back on track!!

  • nojusticenopeace

    The funniest line of this diatribe is “Mussolini liberal” – I feel like that could be the title of a book that Fox News hocks. Anyhoo, it is clear to me from reading this commentary that the author has zero understanding of history (but sure seems to love playing the role of an expert historian). Sadly it’s not 1776 anymore? It seems like this person has also forgotten “where we came from and how we got here” (hint, hint: slavery and oppression). As a side note, I am guessing Thomas Jefferson would have laughed his @$$ off at Donald Trump….

  • Gary Robinson

    If your intellect were at the level of this author you would have understood that he wasn’t trying to say he wishes things were still like they were in 1776. Instead his POINT was that our founding fathers are rolling in their graves (respectively) because so much has gone askew from what their original intentions were.
    You’re obviously a black liberal who expects to just have everything handed to him!!

  • Tom Daly

    Excuse me, but shouldn’t the movement be “ALL Lives Matter?” Why is it just limited to African-Americans? Whatever happened to the concept that ALL men are created equal, and that we’re all entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Speaking of liberty, why is the majority of the population of America’s prisons by African-Americans? Seems to me there’s a lot of racism in America’s judicial system. It would seem logical to stop wasting money on the war on drugs that can’t possibly be won. If a person’s pursuit of happiness includes getting all messed up on drugs, why shouldn’t they be allowed to do so? It would decrease the surplus population by increasing the fatality level and keep the drug users out of prisons, costing the taxpayer little more than the cost of a cremation, instead of the cost of the time they’d be sentenced to serve in jail. Yeah, the U.S. government is all f***ed up, and it’s time we took a good look at it and overhauled the judicial system, and while we’re at it, let’s limit the authority local police have. Their motto has always been “To protect and serve,” however reading between the lines, what they really do is “To serve to intimidate the citizens and fill the quotas for traffic violations,” merely to justify their existence. Take the bullets out of their guns and replace them with disabling tranquilizers, just like they do when they encounter a rogue bear. Are people worth less than wildlife? Give me a break!

  • Eloise

    I don’t know why this young girl is being taken to task over making a very truthful comment on the mayor results and why! How about those who have broken the law by not being here legally! Notice they are the only ones being upheld and treated special. Sue Revere’s pants off, Mrs. Kelly you are being too nice towards them but I see you have class and “are taking the high road”! I’m speaking of the cheerleaders mother.

  • drensber

    This otherwise ultra-conservative opinion piece has a headline that features a very liberal interpretation of the word “thinking”.

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