In 1649, when Maryland, founded by Roman Catholics, was still a colony, they passed a law titled, “A Law of Maryland Concerning Religion.” It was the first hate speech law passed in the New World. Anyone who “insulted” the Virgin Mary, the apostles, or the evangelists could be whipped, jailed, or fined. And if you denied the Trinity or the divinity of Christ, you could be punished by execution or the seizure of your lands. No Jews or Unitarians were permitted, and they were not very excited about seeing Baptists.
The pro-Catholic law was repealed in 1654 when Protestants took control of the colony and made it illegal for Roman Catholics to practice their religion openly. What goes around comes around.
All tyrants of all ages have tried to restrict freedom of speech.
Modern politicians in the U.S. and Europe are desirous of again becoming the gatekeepers of free speech.
Chancellor Angela Merkel told the German Parliament that the government must decide what can be considered free speech to keep society free! However, her government will decide what hate speech is! Merkel has been ridiculed and called “stupid” for her silly and dangerous declaration; however, her problem (one of many) is not a thinking problem but one of tyranny. She, like many leftist leaders, does not trust people to make up their own minds because they will often oppose the leaders—the totalitarians.
Shockingly, everyone must think alike in this Orwellian day. Moreover, if there is disagreement, it means someone may be offended. Thinking people realize that not everyone will agree or must agree. In fact, people have a right, especially in America, to believe outrageous things but don’t have a right to do outrageous things that can hurt others.
You have a right to be offended, but I have a right not to care. You have a right to deride, disagree, and defy me as long as you don’t harm me. Wimps and those who can’t defend their obnoxious positions use hate speech as a club to retaliate against the truth.
Progressives tell us that freedom of expression can only exist if it’s limited by a government that gets to define what extreme speech is! I don’t agree, but there seems to be an unspoken agreement among the media not even to discuss specific issues; however, I believe there is nothing to fear from asking questions and openly discussing any subject.
In this surreal world, we are told we must believe certain things since, after all, everyone says they are true. Strange that we must believe something that is banned from discussing, debating, and maybe disbelieving—or even debunking!
In our tame, twisted, and tortured culture, it is not acceptable to question the presence, prominence, and power of Jews. It has been said many times that Jews control the media; however, that does not mean they are in control, nor does it mean they are nefarious.
Let’s discuss it.
For decades the charge is made that Jews dominate Hollywood as if that alone is devious, dangerous, or deleterious. There is no question about the accusation, as proved by two famous Jews: Ben Stein and J. J. Goldberg. It is a given: Jews do dominate the entertainment industry. It is obvious the Jews control Hollywood since Universal, Columbia, Warner Brothers, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Fox, and Paramount were all founded by Jews.
Is this dominance because they are more talented or work harder or are more determined, or is it more sinister?
Let’s discuss it.
The Jerusalem Post reported that 20% of the respondents to a survey among Europeans from 16 nations believe “a secret network of Jews influences global political and economic affairs.” They also believe that “Jews exploit Holocaust victimhood for their own needs.”
The discussion intensifies when orthodox Jews and their involvement with pedophilia is mentioned, but that may be a “third rail” that must be avoided.
It must be emphasized that Jews have made an incredible contribution to discoveries that impact everyone every day.
Let’s have a public discussion on why Jews are so accomplished. Is it their education, their religion, or is it in their DNA? It is right, reasonable, and responsible to discuss this matter civilly.
The New York Times reported that Jews “make up 0.2 percent of the world population, but 54 percent of the world chess champions, 27 percent of the Nobel physics laureates and 31 percent of the medicine laureates.” Moreover, Nobel Prizes have been awarded to over 900 people, and 20% of them were to Jews. Sounds impressive to me.
It is very interesting that twelve Muslims have received the Nobel Prize, but Jews have received almost 200. Furthermore, there are only 6.5 million Jews in the world and over 1.8 billion Muslims!
I would like to moderate such a discussion.
(Dr. Don Boys is a former member of the Indiana House of Representatives who ran a large Christian school in Indianapolis and wrote columns for USA Today for 8 years. Boys authored 18 books, the most recent being Muslim Invasion: The Fuse is Burning! The eBook is available here with the printed edition (and other titles) at www.cstnews.com. Follow him on Facebook at Don Boys, Ph.D.; and visit his blog. Send a request to DBoysphd@aol.com for a free subscription to his articles, and click here to support his work with a donation.)
Fact, Fraud or Faith?
by Don Boys, Ph.D.
Only an uninformed fanatic says that evolution or creation can be proved scientifically. Christians believe in creationism because we believe in the veracity of the Bible but we also have scientific evidence to support our position. In every debate I’ve had with evolutionary scientists, the arrogant, asinine accusation is made, “Well, evolution is scientific while creationism is religion.” Evolution is about as scientific as a voodoo rooster plucking ceremony in Haiti. Almost.