Then, something very bizarre happened. A few people put posts on my wall, which questioned my authority to delete profanity from my own wall. I deleted those, too – not because they were offensive but because they provided evidence that some of these people suffer from severe intellectual hernia. I guess I prefer that intelligent remarks remain on my wall rather than dumb ones. Not all Christians reject the notion of “survival of the fittest.”
But, the highlight of the morning was one person who posted - on my wall, mind you – a remark saying she “had a lot of respect for me” but that my actions had “radically changed that.” This person was the recipient of a rare “un-friend” maneuver because her comment evidenced an IQ substantially below room temperature. (And I simply don’t try to communicate with people who have IQs below their life expectancy). But, for those with IQs above the 70s, I believe that a bold-letter explanation is in order:
The First Amendment protects private citizens from the government. It is designed to prevent government control of the public forum. It is not designed to prevent citizens from controlling speech on their private property.
People who are too dense to understand this crucial distinction may be able to benefit from this simple analogy: If a dog takes a dump on my front lawn, I have a right to scoop it up. Therefore, if someone writes what I consider to be verbal fecal matter on my wall I have a right to erase it.
If you didn’t understand that crucial distinction you are probably a socialist who voted for Barack Obama. Feel free to return to the Huffington Post or the Daily Kos.
I hope by now the reader understands my point regarding Neal Boortz. He has engaged in nothing like a violation of the First Amendment if, in fact, he has ceased to link to my columns in his “reading assignments” section. If he thinks I write about abortion too much or that some of my opinions constitute verbal fecal matter that is fine. It is his website. He is not obligated to post anyone’s columns there. Nor is he under any obligation to discuss the topic of abortion on his show.
Despite our differences on a few issues Neal Boortz remains - along with Cam Edwards of NRANews.com – one of my two favorite radio talk show hosts in America. And he will remain my lifelong ally in the battle against political correctness – not to mention the Internal Revenue Service.
The problem, it seems, is not that Neal Boortz lacks respect for free speech. It is that some pro-lifers lack respect for private property. Such lack of respect comes at a singularly inopportune time in our nation’s history.