The Violence of Thought

Remember when people used to say, “It’s a free country?” The phrase was used primarily in response to someone with a differing opinion as a way to end debate without insult or trauma. “You think the way you want, and I will think the way I want.” It’s been years since I have heard anyone proudly predicate that we live in a free country. Today, the phrase has effectively fallen out of fashion. In any case, with every passing day, America as a free country no longer seems to be true. We live in a different world than the one I grew up in -- don’t get me wrong, that’s predominantly a good thing. I would never argue against progress. Yet, the premise that America is still free and the correlation that as citizens we are also free to think and believe what we want is debatable in this era of progressive intolerance and thuggery. Tolerance is now defined as allowing others the opportunity to think and believe what they are told to think...(Read Full Article)