Free Speech is Earned
by Catherine Bleish
While working on this series of articles I have come to the conclusion that speech is indeed NOT free, rather, your freedom speech is earned when you exert your natural right so say what you believe. While in certain and growing circumstances this might result in the use of force or the threat there of to silence you, it is the brave souls who generation after generation continue to stand up to those who violate the natural rights of others that prove the literal fact that a "right" not exerted is a "right" not obtained.
The "Powers that Be" have done a great job over the years of convincing the populous of these United States that our founders granted us the "right" to freedom of speech. This is indeed a backward view of history. It was the sovereign and free people who gave the government the ability to engage in a limited amount of activities, all of which were explicitly written out in the Constitution. To be clear, they also limited the government's power in order to prevent them from silencing individuals or groups in anyway. Power hungry elites have bastardized history deliberately and slowly over time to a point where people really believe their right to SPEAK or WRITE comes from the government, and not the inert power found within themselves.
The use of Free Speech Zones, Fusion Centers, political profiling, infiltration of activist organizations and other tactics designed to chill opponents of the Federal Government's growing power have worked wonderfully as millions now sit silently as our society falls into shambles. The masses cheer on their political team from in front of the television and do little to help pull themselves out of this fast approaching collapse.
The government approved corporate media does an excellent job of convincing people they are on the left or the right, a Democrat or a Republican, a conservative or a liberal. Those who question the leadership of both sides of this corrupt institution are often disregarded as conspiracy theorists or marginalized as unrealistic. The truth of the matter is that the individuals who have stopped looking at the world through the lenses of left and right and can see the clearly divided class lines of ruling class and the oppressed are the people tirelessly working to preserve our ability to exert our natural right to freedom of speech in addition to our other natural rights without facing force or fear in response.
Maybe its time we took our dialogue from our kitchen tables and living room couches and out into the community. Maybe its time we as free people began to exert our natural sovereign rights to share our views openly and to discuss local solutions to our growing problems. Maybe, just maybe it is time to stop listening to the television with our pre-approved propaganda and start listening to each other.
You may be surprised to learn that the individual you saw on TV being arrested and brought to a cage at the point of a gun for protesting or speaking (something our Constitution was supposed to prevent from happening, by the way) actually has a reason for sacrificing their body in such a way. Maybe they have more in common with you than the suits authorizing their arrest. Maybe its time for you to go out and earn some freedom for yourself before your chance is gone.