Quote of the day regarding free speech. “Tell it like it is.”

Pres. Harry S. Truman. 33rd US President


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By Paul Goldfinger,  Editor. Tropicanaforum.com


“Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear.”

[Special Message to the Congress on the Internal Security of the United States, August 8, 1950]”

Harry S. Truman (Democrat)
The reason why we are focusing on freedom of speech so much is because that value is at the heart of our nation’s democracy. These days freedom of expression is being threatened all around. And without that freedom, all else will crumble in our democracy.


Perhaps you have heard of college campuses where students have drowned out and blocked the ability to speak of guests with unpopular messages such as the conservative journalist Ben Shapiro.  Then there is Pres. Trump who was blocked from Twitter, a venue where he would communicate with millions of followers.


And there are opinion writers (eg Candace Owens, Dennis Prager,) who have been removed from YouTube (a branch of Google) only because their opinions clashed with those who run that site.

A friend was working on an online clothing  business using the Facebook business section.  All of a sudden, without explanation, Facebook dropped him, ruining his nascent business.


And there are so many Americans who have experienced similar censorship.


And now, right here in Tropicana, we have a resident, Eileen Goldfinger, who was banned from the Co-Op Facebook page for daring to suggest that readers might like to read opinions at the Tropicanaforum.com.


The Co-Op Board and their messenger Clarice Campbell brought this about, and they need to be condemned for it.


This outrage continues to this day.  Eileen’s father and her husband served in the military. She did nothing wrong.  It is a disgrace that the Co-Op Board has done this, and I will not let them forget it.


BILLY JOE ROYAL.   I like this song for its free speech message:


“If you are serious

“Tell it like it is

“Don’t be ashamed

“Let your conscience be your guide….”



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