Kaye Grogan
November 29, 2005
Freedom of speech and expression . . . most abused rights
By Kaye Grogan

Freedom of speech is perhaps one of the most abused freedoms we have. From profanity to nudity these moral destroyers are acceptable and protected, and yet the freedoms associated with religion are met with disdain, and attempts to suppress those of faith is gaining momentum.

When I hear how pornography is protected under the "freedom of expression" I have to laugh. Since the people back in the days before the Constitution was drafted kept their clothes on, I doubt very seriously that they had pornographic images in mind, so it's a big stretch to say this smut is covered under the "Bill of Rights."

Freedom of speech and freedom of expression does not give a person the right to do things that are detrimental to society as a whole. When people have a problem conducting themselves in a proper manner they have to be reigned in. Bank robbers could be viewed as utilizing their freedom of expression, because they are expressing their desire to take money that doesn't belong to them. Rapists could be viewed as just fulfilling their desires. So, you see there has to be a restriction on freedom of expression.

While freedom of speech gives us the right to verbally express how we feel, it does not give us the right to curse and abuse other people. Some things require self-control and respect. But unfortunately there will always be those who will pontificate that they have a right to do whatever they please.

There are many anti-religious and pro-abortion groups who are sweating the confirmation of Judge Samuel A. Alito to the U.S. Supreme Court, because they are fearful that he is a champion for the religious right and mutilated babies. This is a prime example of how these groups are under the impression that they are the bomb when it comes to controlling free speech. Boy, this is pathetic!

For years, conservatives have had to stand by watching an out-of-control high court make erroneous rulings that have capitulated Americans into a cesspool of filth. And now that the tide may be changing it's time to push the panic button for many. They fear the inroads they have paved to change society for years, is in jeopardy of turning around to the other side. Boy, what a day of rejoicing that will be!

While all indications point toward Judge Alito being a champion for unborn babies, I have qualms about his statement that the Constitution does not provide protection for the unborn. Pray tell what does provide protection against the slaughtering of innocent babies? It must be you know what for pro-abortion advocates to spend the biggest part of their lives getting up every morning trying to decide what their next strategy will be to keep the murdering of little innocent babies legalized. What a bloody life!

Let's see now does the killing of babies fall under the freedom of expression clause? I guess this crutch is as good as any cramped under the umbrella of evil.

As the contentious battles between good and evil continue on a daily basis, the so-called 85 percent of the population who claim to be Christians need to use their freedom of speech while they still have a voice. Right now they are lying dormant (mostly unresponsive just warming pews) while their religious freedoms are evaporating faster than smoke from a teapot.

In Amendment 1 of the Bill of Rights where it reads: or the right of the people peacefully to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances indicates that this is the only form of freedom of expression outlined in the 10 amendments. Amendment 10 reads: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people. Time and time again, the people in every state (with the exception of Massachusetts and Oregon) have voted down same-sex marriages and pornography. So, something is more than just a little amiss here. It is completely to the extreme when gavels of liberal judges are finalizing errant rulings, overriding established laws and the will of the people.

Many of the men and women in black need to have their robes stripped from them, and given to successors who will uphold the constitutional laws and rule accordingly.

And that's just my opinion!

© Kaye Grogan


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Kaye Grogan

Kaye Grogan is a freelance writer who lives in Virginia. She writes, produces, and hosts a daily commentary called "Viewpoint" on her local radio station... (more)

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