Protecting our Freedom of Speech
By Kendra Miller
This week President Trump signed an executive order requiring colleges to protect First Amendment rights of free speech or risk losing over $35 billion annually in research and education grants. The action was taken in response to complaints from conservatives who felt their voices and ideas were being suppressed on college campuses.
That freedom of speech has to be ordered anywhere in this country is sad and shows how unaccepting certain segments of our democracy have become. One of the reasons why people want to come to the U.S. is because they can say whatever they want, whenever they want without fear of reprisal.
Sadly, that does not seem to be the case in America anymore. Every word must be weighed against the what the liberals feel is acceptable or offensive. If they don’t agree with what you have to say, you are a bigot, prejudiced, or any of a number of other unkind labels they wish to apply.
If Christians share what they believe and what the Bible says, they are intolerant, small-minded and deplorable. Little by little our rights and freedoms are being quashed by the Liberal Left in the name of inclusion and tolerance, when in reality they are the ones who fear the truth and anyone voicing an opinion with which they do not agree or approve. Political correctness has run amok and threatens our freedom of speech and we must be careful not to let the Liberal Left highjack that freedom or it will be lost forever.
As writer William Faulkner said, “Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world…would do this, it would change the earth.”
Kendra Miller is a writer and book editor based in Maryland. She has a passion for seeing women reach their full potential and is involved in the mentoring ministry at her church.