The Rutherford Institute :: Dangerous Speech: Would the Founders Be Considered Domestic Extremists Today?

Where is hope when the police are allowed to handcuff a kindergarten student for doodling on her desk or arrest a student for a dress code violation but not the bankers who commit financial crimes that literally rob people of their homes and life savings through predatory loans and foreclosure abuse?

fascismWhat does hope mean in a country in which there is little tolerance for the free speech of people who protest and infinite tolerance for the acts of economic and ecological mass destruction perpetrated by the wealthy elite and those they employ to do their bidding—bankers, hedge fund managers, collection agencies, politicians, lobbyists, and media producers?

==The Violence of Organized Forgetting: Thinking Beyond America’s Disimagination Machine (City Lights Open Media) (Giroux, Henry A.)

Not only has free speech become a four-letter word—profane, obscene, uncouth, not to be uttered in so-called public places—but in more and more cases, the government deems free speech to be downright dangerous and in some instances illegal.The U.S. government has become particularly intolerant of speech that challenges the government’s power, reveals the government’s corruption, exposes the government’s lies, and encourages the citizenry to push back against the government’s many injustices.

Dangerous Speech Would the Founders Be Considered Domestic Extremists Today