Wednesday, July 01, 2015


A distinctive feature of an autocratic or totalitarian regime is making it a crime for a private citizen to criticize official policy. Specifically, that's the crime of sedition.

To criticize a royal edict, to criticize the policies or Stalin or Chairman Mao, is seditious. It is unlawful to criticize the law. 

A distinctive feature of American Constitutional democracy is the freedom to criticize the state. Freedom to criticize the law. Freedom to criticize officials or official policies. 

Freedom of speech and freedom of the press are intentionally and diametrically opposed to the crime of sedition. Under our system of gov't, there can be no crime of sedition, in the sense of speech that's critical of ruling regime. 

Until recently, "sedition" had become a rather quaint term in American discourse. However, by criminalizing dissent as "hate speech," the homosexual lobby is making America revert to a political era when it was illegal to criticize the gov't. 

How many voters are aware of this development? How many voters appreciate the consequences of this trend? Do they think it should be against the law to criticize the law? 

1 comment:

  1. The Bill of Rights is a list of the God given rights the Government is obligated to protect. They are not rights granted by the government. Rights granted by the government are rights that can be taken away. If the Federal Government fails to protect these rights or even acts in opposition to these rights it loses the moral authority endowed by God. Government is supposed to encourage good and discourage evil. If it loses it way and no longer recognizes the difference between good and evil, we are indeed in serious trouble. Scripture tells us men will call evil good and good evil in the last days. Today when someone talks about a car being really good, they say "That's BAD, man." We are upside down. The end is near.