Free Speech Must Be Free
Shared By Peter Boykin – Political Candidate / American Political Commentator / Citizen Journalist /
Free Speech Must Be Free
In the tapestry of our American Republic, the First Amendment stands as a fundamental thread, weaving through the very fabric of our freedoms. It grants us the sacred right to speak our minds, to express our thoughts and beliefs without fear of censorship. It is the guardian of our collective voice, a shield against oppression, and a beacon of liberty that guides our nation.
Yet, as we bask in the glow of this constitutional right, we must also scrutinize the state of justice in our great republic. The principle of “innocent until proven guilty” is a cornerstone, a principle that safeguards the rights of individuals against unjust accusations. It is the presumption that one is free from guilt until the burden of proof is met, ensuring a fair and impartial legal process.
However, the modern landscape of justice has become a complex mosaic, where the right to defend oneself is sometimes shrouded in uncertainty. A troubling manifestation of this is the imposition of gag orders that silence individuals accused of crimes. How can justice prevail when those accused, especially those in the public eye like Former President Trump, are restrained from defending themselves?
In what reality is it acceptable for individuals to be denied the right to speak about the accusations levied against them, while the media and the court of public opinion carry on uninhibited? It becomes imperative that the accused can mount a defense, especially when high-profile cases become fodder for public speculation and judgment.
The erosion of impartiality within the court system adds another layer of concern. When judges openly declare their partisanship, injecting personal feelings and opinions into the proceedings, the scales of justice tip perilously. Take, for instance, the case of Trump and the J6 trial, where a judge with a known penchant for handing down severe sentences sits at the helm. When sentences surpass even the prosecution’s requests, it raises serious questions about the fairness of the legal process.
In the face of such challenges, the very foundation of justice appears to be trembling. The fear is that our courts and legal institutions may transform into political pawns, serving the whims of those in power rather than upholding the principles of fairness and equality before the law.
As I throw my hat into the ring for the position of Lt Governor of North Carolina, I carry with me a staunch defense of our constitutional rights. I pledge to use my position to advocate for a fair and impartial legal system in our state. Justice must not be a pawn in the political chessboard; it should be blind, unwavering, and accessible to all. Let us strive to ensure that our republic does not devolve into a mere echo of justice, but rather stands as a beacon of fairness and equity for all its citizens.
PROTECT OUR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS
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