As an example, South Carolina's representative James Clyburn.
"The shooting is cause for the country to rethink parameters on free speech, Clyburn said from his office, just blocks from the South Carolina Statehouse. He wants standards put in place to guarantee balanced media coverage with a reinstatement of the Fairness Doctrine, in addition to calling on elected officials and media pundits to use ‘better judgment.’
‘Free speech is as free speech does,’ he said. ‘You cannot yell ‘fire’ in a crowded theater and call it free speech and some of what I hear, and is being called free speech, is worse than that.’"
Obviously, representative Clyburn has missed the larger point of the minor missive of "Gumpian logic" that he is attempting to cite as justification for his position. Perhaps he missed the full quote of Forrest, or perhaps he simply missed the point that it applies to him too.
Representative Clyburn has by an inadvertent means, drawn a clear parallel between what is really afoot in many corners of congress today and the thinking of those who were elected to support the people's better interests.
If 'stupid is as stupid does'? Is there any better example of the applied adage, than that of rep. James Clyburn as he attempts to justify abandoning the constitution for an expeditious re-write of the first amendment? I think not. With the possible exception of one Georgia congressman (Hank Johnson), who actually believes that the addition of 8000 Marines and their families to the island of Guam, will cause the island to capsize.
If Americans want to know what is truly wrong with their government, all they need do is to look at some of the people that have been elected by their neighbors to have a voice in the making of the laws that govern us all. And the really scary part, is not that James Clyburn or Hank Johnson exist as sitting United States congressional representatives. The scary part, is that they are not anomalies. They have company. And until recently? They and their compatriots made up a large portion of the Pelosi led majority that has marched us to the edge of the great abyss of financial and moral collapse as a nation.
As the days and weeks roll by, the circumstances surrounding the tragedy in Tucson will subside, but the efforts of the left to attempt to throttle all opposing opinion and argument won't. They will continue to seek (by any means necessary) to control all speech in America and they will continue to attempt to further limit the freedoms of the America that they do not understand. An America that they in fact hate and find repulsive to their own twisted socialist surrealist ideals.
Make no mistake America, as Benjamin Franklin once wisely counseled, "those who would trade freedom for security deserve neither." And we as a nation are in the midst of seeing the consequences of that warning played out before our eyes.
"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."
Our rights to free speech are under attack along with our other rights as enumerated in the constitution. The shooting in Tucson is but merely the latest vehicle to be driven through the gates of liberty in the liberal left's ongoing attempts to destroy your freedoms. Whether or not they succeed is up to the people. We the people. The same people (and their posterity) spoken of as having the right and authority to rein in and control government. And the means to do that lies squarely in our constitution and bill of rights.
I pray that we as a nation, do not allow those seeking the safety of their illusion of "Nirvanic security" to destroy it, while 'we the people' sit idly by and allow it to happen.