Recently the FBI raided the office and home of President Trump’s personal lawyer. Undoubtedly, they took confidential communications and work papers. This is a fundamental violation of his constitutional rights. I have not heard the ACLU, or any Democrat, utter a word of protest. Imagine the outcry if it were Hillary Clinton’s lawyer.
In a biography of Voltaire, English author Evelyn Hall used the phrase “I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it”. This is often used to show the importance of freedom of speech. It, and the other protections in the Constitution are the hallmark of our democracy. We need to uphold those rights, especially to those we feel are least deserving.
Far too many on the Left have a new philosophy. They believe that their views are the only acceptable views. The only reason someone would disagree with them is because they are a bad person. Allowing them to express themselves is spreading hate.
We are even seeing violence as a political tool to stifle others’ rights. While this is a tactic of the extreme fringe, too many have remained silent. To her credit, Nancy Pelosi strongly denounced them. Congressman Keith Ellison appears to endorse violence. He was photographed holding a book on Anfifa. He tweeted that he found a book that would “strike fear in the heart of @realDonaldTrump”.
Guarding our precious freedoms should not be a partisan issue. A strong democracy is far more important than who currently occupies the White House.