“If the freedom of speech be taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”
Living in a representative republic means that each person has the right to take a stand for what they think is right, whether that means marching outside the halls of government, wearing clothing with provocative statements, or simply holding up a sign.
That’s what the First Amendment is supposed to be about.
Yet through a series of carefully crafted legislative steps and politically expedient court rulings, government officials have managed to disembowel this fundamental freedom, rendering it with little more meaning than the right to file a lawsuit against government officials.
In the process, government officials have succeeded in insulating themselves from their constituents, making it increasingly difficult for average Americans to make themselves seen or heard by those who most need to hear what “we the…
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Political candidates have a long history of making promises they don’t keep. It’s an American tradition as old as apple pie and white picket fences, and every four years presidential candidates turn up the BS and Americans willingly deceive themselves and buy into more empty promises.
Donald Trump is perhaps the most hated president in modern history, and the most polarizing, and while those who understand how the political system works never believed for a minute that he would be able to deliver on his campaign promises, the alternative and independent press still supported him. Almost two years into his presidency, we now know that he is more or less just like all the rest, marching to the tune of deep state elements and corporate powers that haunt the American political system.
For the record, here is a list of Trump’s accomplishments, or non-accomplishments, as they relate to a number…
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