Shut Up! How Tyranny Works

When President Obama attempted to silence Major Garrett, Chief White House Correspondent with CBS News, earlier this week by carefully not answering his question, he demonstrated how to use political correctness to shame and silence those it wishes to crush and destroy. Whom does this tyrannical president wish to crush? Mostly, those who wish to think for themselves.

 writes over at the Federalist, “How To Escape The Age Of Mass Delusion.” It is worth your time to read and think.

Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail April 16, 1963

I have seen Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” referenced many times through the years, and I’ve seen quotes pulled from it often. I finally decided to read it. I’m glad that I did. I think anyone interested in taking a stand against immoral laws should start with this letter.

Quotes from Martin Luther King Jr.’s Letter from Birmingham Jail, 16 April, 1963

We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed.

Lamentably, it is an historical fact that privileged groups seldom give up their privileges voluntarily. Individuals may see the moral light and voluntarily give up their unjust posture; but, as Reinhold Niebuhr has reminded us, groups tend to be more immoral than individuals.

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Historical Ignorance – The War of 1861

Thanks to the trampling of history happening in South Carolina with the lightless heat over the Confederate Battle Flag, I have read and thought more about the War of 1861/War of Northern Aggression/War Between the States, often mislabeled the American “Civil War,” than ever before in my life.

Historical Ignorance, Walter Williams

The victors of war write its history in order to cast themselves in the most favorable light. That explains the considerable historical ignorance about our war of 1861 and panic over the Confederate flag. To create better understanding, we have to start a bit before the 1787 Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia.