Monday, September 24, 2007

Freedom of Speech?

Whether you are reading this blog, the paper, watching Fox News, CNN or reading the Washington Post...

Whether you are listening to Talk Radio, a sermon, or the speech of a president- any president...

Remember that Freedom of Speech must come with responsibility.

As the listener of the speaker, you must also use responsibility.

You have a responsibility to consider the facts, all of them.

Consider the source.

Consider the motive.

And consider this-

That freedom is not guaranteed, only protected.

That freedom, like life, can be taken in an instant.

And that it is the lives of those protecting our freedoms that we must consider.

What will you choose to do with your freedoms?

How will you remember those who stand ready at this very moment to protect them?

How will you thank those brave ones?

Consider their freedoms.

Consider the overwhelming responsibility they shoulder each and ever day...

For you.

For me.

For our children.

For the people who love them.

For the people who hate them.

These brave ones stand ready to protect them all.

I ask you this-

Where is their Freedom of Speech?

8 comments:

Kelli said...

The fact the Columbia refuses to have "soldiers on campus" in the form of ROTC, yet invites a known and admitted terrorist to have an 'ope and honest debate' sickens me.

That's all I'll say.

ValleyGirl said...

Great post. Very thought-provoking.

Linda said...

AFter just having read about what it's like to live in an oppressed society (Iran) I concur wholeheartedly.

Roxanne said...

Indeed.

Grafted Branch @ Restoring the Years said...

I'm feeling a little sick about it all tonight, so I'm not perfectly sure where you're going with this, but I will say that the President of Columbia has convinced me that his brand of higher education makes people rude and worse...dangerously ignorant!

I feel a post coming on.

Susanne said...

Yes!!!

Susanne said...

oops pushed publish too soon.

Anyway, Yes! What a thought provoking post.

thediaperdiaries said...

Amen. Not a "Comment of the Week", but Amen!