I little political aside - - - -
I realize in the whole scheme of life, this may be considered trivial, but, in a way, it does impact everyone of us. I'm talking about the 21st century Obama-style lack of freedom of speech. I'm talking about the fact that even something as minor as a Miss USA contestant not being allowed to answer a question truthfully without having the media and the politically correct hound dogs come crashing in on her. Just in case you've been asleep:
When asked by judge Perez Hilton, an openly gay gossip blogger, whether she believed in gay marriage, Miss California, Carrie Prejean, said "We live in a land where you can choose same-sex marriage or opposite. And you know what, I think in my country, in my family, I think that I believe that a marriage should be between a man and a woman. No offense to anybody out there, but that's how I was raised."
In a video blog posted Sunday night, Perez Hilton called Prejean "a dumb b----." He later apologized in the blog, offering to take Prejean out for coffee and a "talk." (Yeah, after public backlash at his reaction backfired on him!)
"It did cost me my crown," Prejean said of her response on Billy Bush's show.. "I wouldn't have had it any other way. I said what I feel. I stated an opinion that was true to myself and that's all I can do."
Now, before anyone begins to tell me that those who disagree with her have the right to speak out, let me tell you something - yes, you do have the right to be against what she says. But, that's not enough. You folks will do your best to not just disagree with her, but to obliterate her, to make sure she'll never work again, to make sure she can never show her face again in the public eye.
That's not what freedom of speech is all about.
One of the more interesting comments made were from Keith Lewis, who runs the Miss California competition. He said. "As co-director of the Miss California USA, I am personally saddened and hurt that Miss California believes marriage rights belong only to a man and a woman," Lewis said in a statement. "I believe all religions should be able to ordain what unions they see fit. I do not believe our government should be able to discriminate against anyone and religious beliefs have no politics in the Miss California family."
Um..."religious beliefs have no politics in the Miss California family?" Is that what he said? Then why ask a loaded political question?
It was a set up by the left, folks. But, just as with the Rush Limbaugh set up a few weeks ago, it backfired on them. Middle America - the silent majority - is making some noise lately. We see the direction our country is heading and we're speaking out (the Tea Parties across America last week was a fine example!). Government and media are both losing their control over mainstream America. Thomas Jefferson said that "Every generation needs a new revolution," and I believe that one is about to start.
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