Thursday, May 30, 2013

History Repeats Itself

I read To End All Wars a few years back.  Awesome book, worthy of hardback purchase.  It chronicles the events which led to WWI, WWI itself, and the post WWI era juxtaposed with the rise in socialism and the anti-war movement through the time period.

I do recall the author mentioning that a peace activist was arrested for distributing antiwar leaflets (Eugene V. Debs), preaching against the draft, and speaking out against President Wilson.  Wilson himself took particular interest in Debs.  The prosecution used Wilson's 1917 Espionage Act to convict.  Debs was sentenced to 10 years.

Why do I bring this up?  Oh hey.  Lookit this. 

So remember this: the left is for the 1st Amendment.  Always has been.  Always will be.  They are the guardians.

Unless you are unpopular, have unpopular beliefs, or dare speak out against an "academic" President.  Then your rights are forfeit.

Side note: why do the history books praise Wilson?  Look up his history, his quotes on the Espionage Act.  Clownfraud.

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