Protecting Free Speech
Last updated 2/1/2021 at 3:11pm
Thank you County Commissioners and Sheriff Mahoney for supporting and drafting the resolution declaring Transylvania County a “Constitutional Rights Protected County.” The importance of this declaration cannot be overstated.
Although the impetus for this resolution may have been the Second Amendment, it is important to note that our First Amendment rights are currently under attack, especially freedom of speech.
Freedom of speech is inherent in any civilized society. When free speech dies, society travels a dark road. In the last century, Stalinist Russia, Maoist China and Nazi Germany demonstrated this horrible truth.
Benjamin Franklin said, “Freedom of speech is a principal pillar of free government; when this support is taken away, the constitution of a free society is dissolved, and tyranny is erected on its ruins.”
Let us not forget who we are, Americans, and uphold the Constitution of the United States.