In Defense of Pat Buchanan and the First Amendment
There is a cancer sucking the life out of America and, although we all know what it is, we on the right allow it to continue to grow. Andrew Breitbart recently referred to it as an “impossible standard” and “Saul Alinsky bull***t.” He isn’t far off in either case.
Patrick J. Buchanan has been a patriot and a servant to this nation for decades, serving under Presidents Nixon, Ford and Reagan. He was an original host of CNN’s acclaimed show Crossfire, is the co-founder of The American Conservative, and has published in countless journals and publications. Buchanan has written ten books, six of which are New York Times bestsellers. He ran for president three times and proved to be a viable candidate each time.
Pat has been an MSNBC contributor since 2002 and has never changed his views or stance on anything; never was there a problem until now. Since the publication of Buchanan’s last book Suicide of a Superpower: Will America Survive to 2025?, there have been countless calls from the left to silence Buchanan by removing him from his spot at MSNBC, and, as of Thursday afternoon, the Anti-Deformation League and other groups like Media Matters accomplished just that. You want to know why they silenced Pat Buchanan? Because they are afraid he is right. Liberal groups seek to end the argument by silencing their opposition. The left branded him a racist and forced him into silence; the left succeeded in silencing a man who has correctly foretold all of America’s woes.
The progressive website ThinkProgress.org has posted an article detailing the reasons that they believe Pat Buchanan was fired. They list ten of Pat Buchanan’s “most outrageous statements.” The funny thing about them is that, although they are uncomfortable, they are true.
The first statement discusses closing the borders to avoid the collapse of white America; the second examines minority test scores. The left asserts that Buchanan is a racist for the view that white people in America will become a minority by 2050 if the U.S. does not close its borders. They then go on to state that Buchanan is a racist for recognizing the lower test scores of minority children. If you examine the test scores, minorities due tend to score lower. Why is making that observation racist? The rest of the list is distortions of the truth and misquotes that allow ThinkProgress to further tarnish the name of an American patriot.
America is shifting to a nation of censorship and political correctness; the first amendment is becoming irrelevant. This is not the end, but the beginning. Popular talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger made a remark about her disapproval of homosexuals and was promptly attacked by the homosexual community, who eventually started a website that lead to Dr. Laura ending her show. These people love the Constitution and all the rights provided to them, so long as the document only extends freedom to them.
Liberals have learned that the best way to win the debate is to silence the opposition. In the coming months, we will see many others come under assault. The latest target is conservative columnist Andrew Breitbart, whose recent accusations include being a bigot, homophobe and racist. The left will go after Breitbart and try to silence him as well, but it will ultimately fail because Breitbart works for himself.
Pat Buchanan will never be silenced totally because he is a fighter. We need more people like him. It is in his honor that I write this peace and encourage everyone to fight the the left in America. We, for the time being, have the right to speak our minds and we must exercise it, as it might one day be gone.
Pat Buchanan summed it up best in his column this week. He said, “I know these blacklisters. They operate behind closed doors, with phone calls, mailed threats and off-the-record meetings. They work in the dark because, as Al Smith said, nothing un-American can live in the sunlight.”
Mark Mayberry :: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga :: Chattanooga, Tennessee :: @MarkMayberry85