Calling All Angels ~ Freedom of Speech must not be a price paid for the Tucson Tragedy
Update: Sarah Palin has released a Facebook video addressing the attack and the reaction to it by the media. As usual, she has articulated what the majority of Americans are feeling (as evidenced by the CBS polling).
I have been waiting and praying and hoping the leadership of the country would not allow this tragedy to devolve into calls for ‘toned down’ free speech. If speech has to be measured by the standards of the MSM in the past few days, it most certainly will not be ‘free’.
The person who committed these crimes, which invoked terror in the community and the country, does not appear to be motivated by anyone or anything other than a severe illness.
If he had proclaimed a motive like those espoused by Charles Manson or the Son of Sam, a Beatles song and a dog being their ‘motives’, it still would not justify the limitation of free speech in this country.
Gabrielle Giffords read the First Amendment on the floor of the House days before the tragedy and the words of the founders will survive any assault, not matter how brutal or senseless.
Because it was senseless, the MSM and politicians, including the Sheriff of Tucson, should feel ashamed of the way they are responding to the attacks.
In the seconds and minutes, hours and days following the attacks, the people of Tucson, and Arizona and America are coming together in acts of heroism, and in prayer.
That is what our leaders should be doing as well.
God Bless the victims, their families and friends, and God Bless the country.
As Speaker Boehner said this morning, we will come through this, we always do and we always will.