Where you stand politically doesn’t matter nearly as much as whether you are thinking clearly and independently about what is taking place in your world. When someone else presumes to tell you what you are allowed to see, hear, read, think or question, that’s a major red flag that you’re being treated as a child in need of supervision. An appropriate response to such actions would look a lot like the one directed toward Facebook by the Issues & Insights editorial staff.
One of the most endearing traits of The Beverly Hillbillies was their simple common sense and unflinching honesty. Robert Weissberg notes that it’s interesting that these very traits are why America’s elites are terrified of hillbillies today. People who have a clear sense of right and wrong are perceived as dangerous because they cannot be easily compromised.
Be warned, this one is going to leave a mark. Judge Andrew Napolitano has an excellent essay about what taking liberty for granted has done to our society. I’ve been guilty of this myself but have since resolved to stand for liberty no matter the cost.