Allan's Perspective is not recommended for the politically correct, or the overly religious! Some people have opinions, and some have convictions ..., what we offer is Perspective! (Sometimes I feel like I'm just a bobble-head on the highway of life!)

I was addicted to the hokey pokey, but I turned myself around!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Use the second amendment to shoot the first!

Dear Readers: "Let's get things back into perspective!"

You have to wonder about a country that makes a TV show like Jerry Springer popular, but you have to REALLY wonder when those same people elect the President of the United States. (POTUS)

After that slug-fest at the White House press briefing on Tuesday one thing is becoming quite evident!
Brian Karem, the reporter who confronted deputy White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders during a news  briefing, said he did so because he’s had enough of the Trump administration’s bullying of the media.
While the present administration, like all good Republican administrations before it, wants to legislate a gun on every hip, (this replaces the old "a chicken in every pot") while at the same time curtailing the media as much as possible.


Image result for 1984Debate about the first and second amendment have taken over politics in the United States folks. Remember, it's the freedom of the press that stands between order and anarchy, and never in the history of the United States has this assault on the fourth and fifth estate be so blatant and all-pervasive.

Do you remember this:
Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte launched an unprovoked attack against Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs. As depressing a turn of events as this has been, what makes it so much worse is the silence and complicity of Gianforte’s Republican cohorts in the face of the physical assault — both inside and outside of Washington.
One would have to look far and wide to find a single Republican office-holder willing to forthrightly say that attacking a journalist — in a country where freedom of the press is literally the first amendment of the Constitution — is a line no politician should cross.
Now with the reduction of White House press briefings, and the banning of certain groups, we are facing a situation where the press in general could well be silenced to the point that only Trump's point of view gets any traction.

If this doesn't smack of 1984 I don't know what will!