American Values

American Values
David Schlecht

One of the greatest strengths of our great country is our freedom to say what we want. Freedom of Speech. No matter how much you love or hate your country, you can always feel free to make suggestions and get interviewed on the news. But, one would think that the average news media would put the America haters on much less frequently than the others, but you would be wrong.

What are some of the principles upon which America was founded? What are the first few you come up with?

Here’s my short list:

1. Freedom from an oppressive government. The constitution contains many references that protect a society free from a tyrannical government. We have freedom from undue search and seizure. This includes the right to be viewed as innocent until proven guilty.

We also have a very obvious freedom that is so basic and obvious that it is not even explicitly stated in the constitution. That is the right of Habeas Corpus. This is the law that says we can’t be imprisoned without a day in court to defend ourselves.

2. Our constitution and endless documents from the founding fathers makes it undeniably obvious that this country was also founded on the concept of freedom from religion. Our founding fathers knew that it doesn’t matter what religion it is, but if a religion controls a government then you will always end up with another Taliban. Ever heard of the Dark Ages?

It’s unacceptable for American to oppose the basic principles upon which this country was founded but our freedoms apply to those American haters as well as anyone else so they are free to have and to express their opinions.

But, why would a news outlet have these America haters on the air time after time after time? Is it possible that the news outlet hates what America stands for? Is it time to honestly evaluate your news source?

3 thoughts on “American Values”

  1. I see Liz Cheney (what’s this unqualified dip doing on a microphone anyway?) spewing how it’s wrong to mirandize the time square bombing suspect. Innocent until proven guilty is one of the most basic of American principles. Why are these America haters on Fox news all the time? Come on, just say it. It’s FOX NEWS who hates America.

    1. It’s not just Fox. It’s the whole Right-wing nutosphere. Any right-wing blog or news site or TV channel you go to is just overflowing with hatred and opposition to everything this country stands for. Why can’t the American voters see this?

  2. All this crap about national day of prayer is sickening. How did people who know so little about our country get such big microphones? It’s time shut them all down. Expose them for their stupidity. Oh wait, that won’t work. Their listeners are on the same level.

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