Freedom of speech…. or just another example of bad taste and sour grapes
I heard about what happened at the Broadway show Hamilton shortly after it occurred. As usual the liberal media touted the courage of cast member Brandon Dixon, who delivered the statement to Vice President elect Pence during the curtain call. At the time I dismissed the statement as just another example of those who lost the election continuing on their crybaby ways. But the next day after reading numerous articles about the incident and Mr Pence’s reaction I now feel forced to vent my feelings.
In part Brandon Dixon said, “We, sir — we — are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights,” he said. “We truly hope that this show has inspired you to uphold our American values and to work on behalf of all of us.”
Now most of you who have followed this blog know that I am steadfast in my backing of freedom of speech, even to the point of (not) censoring any comments from those who read my words and totally disagree with me. I also feel that Mr Dixon is entitled to voice his opinion but to do so in that venue with the intent to garner publicity and embarrass the future vice President is wrong. Mr Pence did not come there for a lecture but entertainment and when you add the fact that he was accompanied by his family including his children I would think Mr Dixon would have a bit more class then to lecture him in front of them. I can only believe that Mr Dixon wanted to garner some free publicity otherwise he would have asked to speak with Mr Pence in private.
Based on another comment by the shows producer Jefferey Seller, “Our cast could barely go on stage the day after the election. The election was painful and crushing to all of us here.” I think that just maybe there are too many people with no back bone out there. The election reveled millions of Clinton supporters crying and thinking it is the end of life as they know it, well that may be true but for God’s sake suck it up and lets get on with making this nation great again.
I can think of no better way to end this vent of mine
than to use the words of Mr Pence himself
when he said to his children….