I used to be very, very liberal. This was back in my younger days when I thought I knew it all and didn't understand how the world really worked.
At one point I was even going to major in journalism so I could report "the truth." Because I was young and carefree and didn't know about things like editors and agendas and assignments. It sounds sad now, but for a brief, youthful, shining moment back in the day, I was blissfully sure I could not only change the world, but make it a much better, more honest place by simply reporting "the truth."
I make no apologies for having once been that naive. I was young and dumb and I don't have a problem admitting that. And then I grew up. There is a saying that with age comes wisdom. I like to think I'm an example of that.
I understand that there are people in the world - hell, even among my own family and friends - who look at things much differently than I do. In the upcoming election some of them will vote differently than I will. And I don't have a problem with that. I may not understand why they think the way they do, but I have no problem respecting their right to their differing opinions. It's still a free country, at least last I heard.
Why do I bring all this up? Because now the Dems are set to muzzle anyone nervy enough to have different views from them. Yes, you're reading that correctly: They want to pass a law to shut up people with opposing viewpoints. Another famous saying comes to mind: power corrupts. Our Congress would appear to be proof of that. These people are positively giddy at the prospect of putting a leash on anyone not on board with them and pulling on the collar until it chokes. In America.