I’m going to hate myself in the morning. (Or maybe even later today.) I don’t do politics here. But here’s the thing…
Freedom of Speech. I am sick to death of people saying “You’re trying to squash my freedom of speech!” or “Remember a little thing called freedom of speech?”
So, let’s hypothetically say you throw one of those lines at me. Maybe I told you to shut the hell up. Maybe I even deleted your comment here (which I don’t do, btw). “OMG, you’re infringing on my freedom of speech!”
No. I’m not. Because I don’t have the power to. If I delete your comment, you can post it a billion other places and there’s nothing I can do about it.
I can’t torture you. I can’t seize your lands and all your worldly goods. I can’t throw you and your entire family in a prison camp. I can’t hold a public execution and shoot you in the town square. I can’t even call up my buddy in law enforcement and have you do some time in County.
People negatively reacting to an RWA member’s letter is not infringing on her freedom of speech. Cops showing up at her house, dragging her off to jail for writing that letter infringes on her freedom of speech.
If you run your mouth, either back it up or back down.
There is no constitutional right to be agreed with.