America is in the midst of a crisis. It’s a crisis of uncivil behavior.
Whether you feel undermined by shifting demographics in the United States of America or unhappy with the man who currently occupies the Oval Office, each of us is entitled to an opinion.
The First Amendment specifically protects our right to express these opinions freely. The language† is unambiguous, and our democratic republic can never be considered secure where this right is threatened.
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.
copied from official US government site archives.gov (emphasis mine)
When any individual or group employs harassment and violence against another in an attempt to silence peaceful expression of free speech, the aggressor is the greatest threat to American values and freedom. Continue reading