An attack of Freedom of Speech? Speakers of discourse are now the anti-establishment gang? Or is it truly a problem with the female gender speaking out according to a local blog editor and his publication? Or has one been placed on the naughty list of the minister of propaganda? Or even labeled as enemy of the people? What does the term anti-establishment mean? We can say, that it is marked by opposition or hostility to conventional social, political, or economic values or principles… well, ok.. But what happens when one changes the principles of a primary government establishment? The primary governing establishment would be what was originally designed by our forefathers. This in essence is ruled by our Constitution and Bill of Rights. When these principles become so convoluted to the extent of being oppressive to the extent of examples such as excess taxes, an anti-establishment view would be in order and acceptable. In America, it is part of our checks and balance system. It is a system developed to maintain focus and prevent diversion from our Constitutional principles. Therefore, a system of government, which would be governed by the people for the people. And those in government whom are representatives of the people, who do not follow these principles, can be removed at a whim.
Our forefathers were also sensitive to any government leader reaching the point of royalty. George Washington refused to be called by any type of glamorous titles. He insisted that he only be addressed by the simple title of “Mr. President”, In respect to our forefathers views with respect to authority, the disrespect toward the people by governing representatives was considered more egregious. It is therefore the duty of each American to keep watch on our representatives. We were warned by our forefathers that if we leave this job whole heartedly to their authority the freedoms that we hold can and will become non-existent. The City of Riverside not long ago allowed 5 minutes for public speaking, it is now 3 minutes. Countries such as Cuba which never had a democratic form of government continue to suffer. One could therefore be jailed or even killed for simply thinking or speaking under Cuba’s current and past dictator’s such as Castro and Batista.
But when the connection is there, of the discourse and conspiracy of politicians and a publication we must therefore look at the individuals. Councilman Mike Gardner, Councilman Steve Adams and Councilman Chris Mac Arthur who financially support this site at one time or another, is a site which has a track record of innuendos and derogatory comments towards woman. One Councilman’s Aid, such as that of Chris Mac Arthur, have called woman ‘idiots’, ‘ bitches’ and even taken photographs for record purposes. Is this thought prevalent and reflective of some at city hall or even some on the dais? Who’s in charge? Them or ‘we the people’? Or have we become Cuba? To carefully pick and choose what we can say and how we can say it? Or will the only acceptable form of ‘free speech’ become a series of platitudes and praises for our leadership? Therefore relieving ourselves of any local and government retribution? Or do we continue to further misinterpret the Constitution of the United States and the Bill of Rights for the benefit of a preferential few? As all American’s currently and secretly feel, we won’t stand for it, our bible is the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and it should be respected, and not be denigrated..
There are many times when, even though there is freedom of the press and freedom of speech, it is hard to get a hearing for certain noble causes. I often think that we, all of us, should think very much more carefully than we do about what we mean by freedom of speech, by freedom of the press, by freedom of assembly. I sometimes am much worried by the tendency that exists among certain groups in our country today to consider that these are rights are only for people who think as they do, that they are not rights for the people who disagree with them. I believe that you must apply to all groups the same rights, to all forms of thought, to all forms of expression, the same liberties. Otherwise, you practically deny the fact that you trust the people to choose for themselves, in a majority, what is wise and what is right. And when you do that, you deny the possibility of having a democracy. –Eleanor Roosevelt
Some on the dais have even abused the privilege to represent their constituents by their attitudes of entitlements of insurmountable expenses to the taxpayer. Others have even violated their oath and fiduciary duty to the proper over site of financials, to the extent of negligence. Others have had preferential treatment within our city government, when it came to criminal, vehicle and code violations.
But now we have a publication which questions what is said as not proper and disrespectful. And one must follow the rules. It is this same publication editor who had interrupted and violated the same rules of public speaking, had to be admonished by the mayor back in a City Council Meeting November 6, 2012.
Since many who speak at city council are woman. Does this publication of truth believe that our constitution and the freedoms under the Bill of rights apply to all Americans?.. the premise is, whenever our current form of government diverts from our Constitution and Bill of Rights, that favors the elements of scrutiny and suspicion. What is so divisive of that? It is part of our history of checks and balances. Public records don not lie, they are the documents of our elected representatives office activities. It is also the duty of all Americans to understand them and question them.
We welcome all forms of free speech in terms of publications. Even publications which claims to print what no one else will. Even when they depict woman as bloodied backstabbers and sensual silhouettes. Even when commenters depict woman as ornaments to appeal to the eyes of men, where they should be placed back in the kitchen where they belong, and don’t they know men are in charge? A suttle inference that woman should stay out of the political arena? And even the right for someone as a Councilman to say ‘Good Job’ to this publication and support the publications train of thought, but the truth of the matter is that it only reflects upon the individual and their representative focus…
Public speaking was meant to be warm and cold, divisive and confrontational, loud and quiet, acceptable and unacceptable, to praise and be critical. The premise is, that all points of view contribute to a new formation of thought. Newly sculpted thought in our leadership can create change in our government, and therefore benefit the citizens they represent.. Both sides of the spectrum of thought must be allowed no matter how divisive it appears, it is a necessary adjunct to the attainment and perseverance of freedom of speech…
Many in the Jehovah Witness Community were disturbed by this submission, a blog financially supported by Councilman Steve Adams, Mayoral Candidate and current Councilman Mike Gardner and Councilman Chris Mac Arthur:
UPDATE: 03/25/2012: FIRST IT’S CANCELED, NOW WE HAVE A SPECIAL FINANCE MEETING SCHEDULED FOR MONDAY 26, 2012 FOR 1 PM AT CITY HALL. THE AGENDA ITEMS: FOR THE CREATION OF A CITIZENS AUDIT COMMITTEE AND TO ADOPT A RESOLUTION TO INCREASE STORM DRAIN RATES FROM $2.83 TO $10.00. IF YOU ASK ME THAT’S A HUGE INCREASE IN THESE ECONOMIC TIMES.
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