Tuesday, February 28, 2017

The right to FREEDOM OF SPEECH: protected with limitations in our Nation of Laws - YJ Draiman

The right to FREEDOM OF SPEECH: protected with limitations in our Nation of Laws - YJ Draiman

One of the most cherished constitutional freedoms on which this great nation was founded upon is the right to "freedom of speech".  However, at the same time We are a nation of Laws. Thus, while You have a constitutional right to express your opinion, you do not have the right to promote hate, incite riots and advocate violence. In fact, the U.S. Supreme Court clearly, and specifically addressed the restriction on "Freedom Of Speech" when it ruled a person DOES NOT HAVE THE RIGHT "To incite actions that would harm others (e.g., "{S}hout[ing] 'fire' in a crowded theater.") Schenck v. United States, 249 U.S. 47 (1919)

The freedom of speech and expression has its limitations; and unless we wish to push the United States into an abyss of anarchy, said "limitations" must be recognized and aggressively enforced.

We are a nation built by people who came from, and continue to come from all walks of life to this country.  As such, we must respect the freedoms of each other and be united in observing the laws of our country.  While I do not have to agree with you or even like you, I must NOT infringe upon your rights to exercise and be protected by the same freedoms as me. 

The Media in many cases distorts the facts and many times produces outright fabrications in order to promote its' own insidious agenda. Many people treat the Media as if its the Holy Bible, and thus, allow themselves to become incited by the news and in many cases carry out acts of hate and violence. 

The Media knows it has the capability of inciting hate and violence. Thus, the Media has a responsibility to report news accurately, whether it agrees with the facts or not.  To do otherwise is without question to promote hate and violence, divisiveness and animosity which is detrimental to the very constitutional rights the Media so loudly claims protects it. 

Visitors to our country are welcome, but they must abide by our laws, no exceptions. This enforcement of law applies to all immigrants who come to our country.  They must abide by the laws of our country, and while waiting for citizenship if they break the law they must be deported, which is also the law. 

Many of us have parents and/or grandparents  who were immigrants to our country; they obeyed the laws, and if qualified they got their Green Card, filed the required yearly report truthfully and after 5 years were qualified for citizenship. They studied English and the required information to pass the test in English to be sworn as law abiding American citizens. The successful immigrant-to-citizen process which has helped to build and move this country forward, and offers the same opportunity to future immigrants should NOT be abrogated in any manner.
Immigrants should not be allowed to come to our country and impose their native country laws which are in direct conflict with the founding principles of this Country.  While you have the right to the same protection as citizens, you are also bound by the same laws which protect others from you.

YJ Draiman

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