To all American Men and women who support the Constitution and First Amendment.
What happens in California frequently spreads to the rest of America. Last Tuesday, May 23rd, when I was called to speak at the Sacramento City Council meeting, a group of 10-15 likely paid activists, nearly all under 30, got up and blocked the speaker’s podium with banners.
The video is here.
These same activists had been harassing me for the past four meetings, interrupting when I was talking, challenging me to fight outside, and threatening violence. Of course, if you fight them, you’ll be banned from City Council Meetings for disrupting the peace, so that’s a no-win situation. They constantly yell out and slander me with chants of ‘Nazi,’ ‘White Supremacist,’ ‘Racist,’ and the rest of the left’s Cultural Marxist Lexicon. The Mayor and City Council are smart and know they cannot stop my speaking, so they coordinate with their ‘community organizers,’ often paid with our tax dollars, to do their dirty work for them. The young people who do come up there are some of the biggest racists in Sacramento, who claim they support black and brown people’s rights while at the same time viciously attacking any White person who disagrees with them. No one should be coming to City Council meetings who cannot reasonably listen to other people’s opinions. No one in America has the right to police other people’s speech, as that is a right given to us by our Creator, not by any vote, any politician, and certainly not by young people who often use drugs, uphold debauched sexual practices, and who have the historical comprehension of a flea. The Constitution was created for a virtuous and wise people, in other words, not for these young, corrupt, and foolish types, and this may be why they attack anyone telling the truth so savagely because they understand in a true Republic with virtuous and wise citizens, they wouldn’t fit in very well.
They even attacked some of the young men who attended with us.
It’s appalling that the Mayor and City Council allow and encourage this mobocracy to continue at City Hall.
Citizens of Sacramento, California, and America, will you let these tyrants attack the First Amendment Rights of all Americans like this? If they can take my First Amendment rights, and you may disagree with me, and that’s fine, the day is soon coming when they come for your First Amendment Rights as well. United we stand, divided we fall. A house divided against itself cannot stand.
If you attend the meeting to speak, please refrain from violence. The activists from the other side are vulgar, profane, ahistorical, easily angered, have little self-control, and sadly, are primarily young, meaning they likely never had loving families in their youths and have been cruelly indoctrinated by the devious and devilish media and school system. Since hurt people hurt people, we must treat them gently and with care, but we must firmly insist on our rights given to us by God as well. Just because they have been mistreated and deceived does not justify their abuse of others. We do not stand for Nazism or any authoritarian control at all. We stand for the rights of all wise and virtuous men on earth, Jewish, Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Buddhist, and all races. We believe all men were endowed with inalienable rights, and among these rights is the right to speak their opinion on what is wrong in our society and who is responsible. We stand for virtue and wisdom. I strongly denounce all vulgarity, profanity, racial slurs, and violence. I support no authoritarian and tyrannical form of government.
For those who cannot come, please call into the meeting. Here is the phone number. The meeting begins at 5:00 in the evening on Tuesday. Speaking normally doesn’t start until 7-9 at night PDT. Please call in; you will have two minutes to speak. Prayerfully there will be hundreds of callers to speak out against a mobocracy.
You will have 2 minutes to speak. It would be good to address the First Amendment and free speech and the flurry of primarily young people, deceived, who will be coming to lecture Sacramento on how ‘hate’ should not be allowed. They do not understand that truth sounds like hate to those who hate truth. Please join me in informing the Mayor, the City Council, and some deluded youth and older deceived types that no one gets to regulate the Free Speech rights of their fellow men, which were given by God, not man.
The following are the ideas that men from history, including modern men with dubious wisdom and virtue. But all are agreed, free expression is a must for a healthy nation.
And following them are ideas on Courage, for courage is the first virtue; without courage, none of the other virtues are possible.
Courage is having the attitude of confronting anything recognized to be dangerous, difficult, or painful rather than withdrawing from it. And facing this issue is difficult and dangerous. Many people at City Hall are openly profane, violent, aggressive, and have little self-control. To calmly and firmly face them and demand your rights in the face of their bullying and intimidation requires self-control and courage. Courage is further required because the Mayor and City Council, the television, radio, and newspapers, are all owned by the same people actively trying to suppress our free speech rights. So, whatever happens, if you speak up for free speech, the media will likely attack you as a ‘Nazi,’ a ‘Bigot,’ a ‘Fascist,’ a ‘racist,’ a ‘White Supremacist,’ and a ‘hater.’ It’s very hard to stand up against such fierce and malicious hatred, lies, and aggression. It’s even harder to do so calmly without responding with violence. Yet, that’s what love and truth can accomplish.
“The greatest kindness one can render to any man consists in leading him from error to truth.”
When one makes a Revolution, one cannot mark time; one must always go forward – or go back. He who now talks about the ‘freedom of the press’ goes backward, and halts our headlong course towards Socialism.
Mao was in favor of free speech for views he liked. So was Stalin. If you’re really in favor of free speech, then you’re in favor of freedom of speech for precisely the views you despise. Otherwise, you’re not in favor of free speech.
Noam Chomsky paraphrased
Everyone is in favor of free speech. Hardly a day passes without its being extolled, but some people’s idea of it is that they are free to say what they like, but if anyone else says anything back, that is an outrage.
Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of a free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins. Republics and limited monarchies derive their strength and vigor from a popular examination into the action of the magistrates.
Freedom of speech is the great bulwark of liberty; they prosper and die together: And it is the terror of traitors and oppressors, and a barrier against them. It produces excellent writers, and encourages men of fine genius.
For if Men are to be precluded from offering their Sentiments on a matter, which may involve the most serious and alarming consequences, that can invite the consideration of Mankind, reason is of no use to us; the freedom of Speech may be taken away, and dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep, to the Slaughter.
The relative freedom which we enjoy depends of public opinion. The law is no protection. Governments make laws, but whether they are carried out, and how the police behave, depends on the general temper in the country. If large numbers of people are interested in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if the law forbids it; if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them.
The peculiar evil of silencing the expression of an opinion is, that it is robbing the human race; posterity as well as the existing generation; those who dissent from the opinion, still more than those who hold it. If the opinion is right, they are deprived of the opportunity of exchanging error for truth: if wrong, they lose, what is almost as great a benefit, the clearer perception and livelier impression of truth, produced by its collision with error.
Effective self-government cannot succeed unless the people are immersed in a steady, robust, unimpeded, and uncensored flow of opinion and reporting which are continuously subjected to critique, rebuttal, and reexamination.
The dissemination of the individual’s opinions on matters of public interest is for us, in the historic words of the Declaration of Independence, an ‘unalienable right’ that ‘governments are instituted among men to secure.’ History shows us that the Founders were not always convinced that unlimited discussion of public issues would be ‘for the benefit of all of us’ but that they firmly adhered to the proposition that the ‘true liberty of the press’ permitted ‘every man to publish his opinion’.
“This is slavery, not to speak one’s thought.”― Euripides, The Phoenician Women
The smart way to keep people passive and obedient is to strictly limit the spectrum of acceptable opinion, but allow very lively debate within that spectrum–even encourage the more critical and dissident views. That gives people the sense that there’s free thinking going on, while all the time the presuppositions of the system are being reinforced by the limits put on the range of the debate.
Noam Chomsky — ‘If we don’t believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don’t believe in it at all.’
Quotes on Courage
“Because the tyranny of opinion is such as to make eccentricity a reproach, it is desirable, in order to break through that tyranny, that people should be eccentric. Eccentricity has always abounded when and where strength of character has abounded; and the amount of eccentricity in a society has generally been proportional to the amount of genius, mental vigor, and moral courage it contained.”
John Stuart Mill
“Courage is doing what you are afraid to do. There can be no courage unless you are scared.”
“No man can be brave who considers pain the greatest evil of life.”
“Courage in danger is half the battle.”
“Courage is not a virtue or value among other personal values like love or fidelity. It is the foundation that underlies and gives reality to all other virtues and personal values. Without courage our love pales into mere dependency. Without courage our fidelity becomes conformism.”
“O friends, be men, and let your hearts be strong,And let no warrior in the heat of fight what may bring him shame in others’ eyes; For more of those who shrink from shame are safeThan fall in battle, while with those who fleeIs neither glory nor reprieve from death.”
“He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The righteous are bold as a lion; the wicked flee when no man pursues
“Man is loved mainly because of two virtues: courage first, loyalty second.”
“Courage consists not in hazarding without fear, but being resolutely minded in a just cause.”
“God will not have his work made manifest by cowards.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Courage charms us, because it indicates that a man loves an idea better than all things in the world, that he is thinking neither of his bed, nor his dinner, nor his money, but will venture all to put in act the invisible thought of his mind.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The conscience of every man recognizes courage as the foundation of manliness, and manliness as the perfection of human character.”
“Fortitude is the guard and support of the other virtues.”
“A man without courage is to me the most despicable thing under the sun, a travesty on the whole scheme of creation.”