Monday, August 19, 2013
Free Speech Under Attack: A Message to Oath Keeper's Stewart Rhodes
In this episode of The Truth Is Viral, host Bob Powell reaches out to Oath Keeper's founder Stewart Rhodes and Sheriff Richard Mack, hoping to impress upon them the importance of supporting Gilberton Pa. Police Chief Mark Kessler as he fights against a merciless Liberal horde that is calling for his head, figuratively and literally as well.
By now it has been well established that Chief Kessler did not commit any crime, nor did he even violate the Gilberton Borough policy concerning the weapons that he used to make his incendiary videos. Even though he is supported by an overwhelming majority of the citizens of Gilberton, outsiders have been pressuring the town council to make the Chief's 30 day suspension permanent.
Anti-gun nuts from all over the country have signed a petition calling for the Chief's dismissal. The petition was brought to the recent Borough meeting by anti-gunner Michael Morrill of the radical Progressive group Keystone Progress. Initialed, allegedly, by supporters all over the country - the "petition" has very few verifiable signatures - Progressive pantywaists want Kessler fired; for no reason other than the fact that they didn't like what the Chief had to say in response to death threats made against him and his family.
As long as his speech and his actions are legal, Col. Rhodes and Sheriff Mack need to stand up for Chief Kessler's right to express himself. Today the Progressives are targeting a small town law enforcement officer who dared stand up against a pack of bullies; tomorrow they will be coming after meatier fare, like Col. Rhodes.
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." Some dead white philosopher said that once. His name was Voltaire, and his ideas helped form the basis of this Republic; in this case, the First Amendment. Are we to abandon those lofty ideals now because we are offended at the manner in which someone spoke?
If we do, then we should be ashamed of ourselves.
1st Amendment Under Attack:
A Message to Stewart Rhodes (FULL 30 Minute Show)