President Trump Loves to Silence People. How, is Irrelevant
July 23, 2018, 10:51 p.m.
Updated August 18, 2018
President Trump can’t stand criticism. It’s that simple.
Remember Trump’s first few days in office? When Omarosa said Trump has a long memory and is keeping a list? I used to be that way, too, but then I turned twelve.
Trump couldn’t break into the ultra-exclusive NFL Owner’s Group, but he did buy the New Jersey Generals from the U.S.F.L. which was a total failure. When he couldn’t get his feet through the NFL door due to his “bone spurs,” he decided the next best thing was to silence them.
So, we have the most powerful man in the free world all of a sudden offended by African-American athletes taking a knee during the National Anthem. How could this offend any President, nonetheless anyone that has ever read the First Amendment?
I grew up in Miami during the Two-Live Crew days with “booty shake” music, and as luck would have it, my law professor, Bruce Rogow, was the attorney for Two Live Crew and has also represented President Trump.
Ever listen to any of Uncle Luke’s songs, aka Luke Skywalker? Offensive comes to mind, but that is exactly what the First Amendment intends to protect. And trust me, the powers that be, specifically, former Sheriff Nick Navarro tried to silence Campbell and Two-Live Crew. We are talking about hip-hop stars getting arrested for singing dirty lyrics. Think of George Carlin’s skit of “Seven Dirty Words,” but with music that makes you get up and dance. But, don’t you dare take a knee!
Who else has been silenced? Well, porn star Stormy Daniels signed an NDA (Non-Disclosure Agreement); another form of silencing an individual.
Former Playboy model Karen McDougal? Silenced by the National Enquirer; same difference. How many employees have come out and criticized Trump? None. Why? Because if you want to work for Trump, you will sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement.
The media? Trump bypasses the media through his Twitter feed and while the First Amendment doesn’t apply to those “sons of bitches” in the NFL, the President is the first one to hide under the protective umbrella of freedom of speech through his Twitter feed. Hypocritical?
How about CNN? Look at the Time-Warner merger. Fox News? Crickets…
Time to Shut Up Others
Today at the White House Press Briefing, Sarah Sanders said it is inappropriate for former government officials to comment publicly about the Russia probe. No need for me to reply to this statement about Trump and the word “inappropriate,” nor to the fact that Russia has access to the internet. If they can hack an election, they can do a Google search and keep up to date on the Trump presidency. Putin could also call Trump on his unsecured cell phone.
“Silence is a great source of strength.”Lao Tzu