Friday, January 13, 2012

What were they thinking?

One of the rights guaranteed us in the Bill of Rights is the right to free speech. Here is what hey wrote:
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.
What do you think the founding fathers had in mind?
  1. Citizens should be able to criticize their government and express their opinions and beliefs without fear of government reprisal?
  2. Children should all be forced to hear F-bombs wherever they go?
Ironically we live in a time when the government tells religious institutions they cannot speak about matters the government deems as "political speech" (even if the topic is one of morality and religious values) without losing their status as religious institutions (and thus lose all of their other first amendment protections), while it tells us we cannot create a venue which does not expose our children to explicit language.

Is this what most Americans want? I don't think so. As I was thinking about this topic I came across this article at LifeSiteNews "New numbers show G-rated movies earn 3 to 5 times more than R-rated." One has to wonder, when big media is lobbying for no restrictions on vulgar and sexually explicit language for children's programming, are they doing it because they think their viewers/listeners want it or because they want to push their agenda on our children? What were they thinking?


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