“I may not agree with you, but I will defend to the death your right to make an ass of yourself.”
By Alden Benton
Much has been made of the antics of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick and his refusal to stand for the national anthem before a game.
Kaepernick is a Progressive idiot and hypocrite. To this end, I would like to share two cartoons, one from Gary Varvel and one from Henry Payne, that shows Kaepernick for the entitled, self-absorbed, disingenuous, narcissistic, and wealthy racist putz that he is.
Kaepernick is reported to be worth over $100 million. If an individual can earn that much money in an “oppressive” society, he is not being oppressed.
That is my opinion of Kaepernick.
Despite the efforts of the Progressive movement and their propaganda machine (the mainstream media), I have the right to express my opinion in many ways whether anyone else agrees or not.
And so does Colin Kaepernick.
The discussion about Kaepernick’s actions and motives is the wrong discussion. The important discussion should be about preserving the right to hold, and speak, unpopular opinions and/or beliefs.
I am constantly reading about intolerance towards individuals who do not fall in line with the language of political correctness. This is the Progressive mantra. Shout you down. Call you names. Marginalize you as irrelevant. If none of that silences you, sue you. If all else fails, use violence.
Ordered liberty depends upon the rule of law and the freedom of citizens to live their lives in a moral and legal manner as they see fit. Ordered liberty also depends upon a level of knowledge and civility. Within that civility, also resides true tolerance: the ability to agree to disagree.
The ability to agree to disagree has been steadily under attack with the rise of the radical Progressives, led by their dear leader B. Hussein Obama. Their attacks on civility are attacks on our everyday freedoms of speech, religion, and association, as well as the other rights guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.
Our system of government is designed to have limited power and responsibilities clearly enumerated in the Constitution and its amendments.
The radical Progressives, through the lies and half-truths of the media and the legislative usurpation by the federal courts, are trying to dismantle the Constitution and re-shape our society in their Marxist totalitarian vision.
The attack on civility is part of that plan. It is not part of the Constitutional mandate of government.
According to the 60s rock icon Frank Zappa, “Political correctness is the language of cowardice.” It is not anyone’s job to enforce our degree of political correctness or incorrectness, let alone the government’s. That is the function of ordered liberty and a civil society.
It is our collective job to resist these efforts and fight back.
I will go continue fighting the tyranny of an out of control government until my last breath. I will remain politically incorrect and, by the grace of God, I will prevail, as will those who believe as I do.
In the meantime, Kaepernick will continue to whine about racial oppression as he earns millions collecting splinters in his delicate rump from warming the sideline bench.
“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”
~ Harry S. Truman
Special Message to the Congress on the Internal Security of the United States, August 8, 1950
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