The Duty to Speak Out

There’s this mentality amongst some Americans that we shouldn’t stir things up – we shouldn’t talk about stuff that is uncomfortable, or might hurt our friends’ feelings, or might make us less popular, or whatever. And I just can’t live like that. Trying to live like that can make a person insane. So here are my thoughts this morning:

For too long we in America have let ourselves be pushed around and bullied by Big Business and politicians – by the gun industry, by mega food corporations like Monsanto, and by politicians who are in the back pockets of these hoodlums – and it is time to take our country back. It is time to make this nation, once again, a nation “by the people, of the people, and for the people” – as it was meant to be. YOU and I are “the people.” This is OUR country – and we are responsible for maintaining its well-being. It is, in fact, our duty to use our First Amendment rights of free speech to keep our nation healthy and safe. The politicians are OUR EMPLOYEES – they work for US – we are their bosses. And when our employees – the politicians who work for us – aren’t doing their job it is time to let them go. 

It is time for Americans to buck up, show some courage, and speak out. It is time to confront corporate and political bullies. and to firmly escort them out of their positions of power in our government.

Roseburg. Charleston. Newtown. Virginia Tech. Ford Hood. Aurora. Marysville, Chattanooga, Washington Navy Yard, Killeen TX, Columbine . No more. It needs to stop now.


Comedian Jim Jefferies Uses the First Amendment to Talk about the Second

“In 1996 Australia had the biggest massacre on earth… Now after that they banned the guns. In the 10 years before Port Arthur there were 10 massacres. Since the gun ban in 1996 there hasn’t been a single massacre – I don’t know how or why this happened – maybe it was a coincidence… In Australia we had the biggest massacre on earth and the Australian government went ‘That’s it. No more guns!’ And we all went, ‘Yeah, right there, that seems fair enough.’ In America we had the Sandy Hook Massacre and little tiny children died and the government said, ‘MAYBE we’ll get rid of the BIG guns?’ and 50% of you said, ‘F!@# you, don’t take my guns!’… I’ve had people come up to me in my face and scream at me… ‘You cannot change the 2nd amendment!’ And I’m like, ‘Yes, you can. It’s called an amendment.’ Many of you need a Thesaurus more than you need a constitution.”