You’re Allowed to be Here (IF You Do as I Say)

One of the side news stories recently has been about Melissa McSpicer, sorry I mean Sean Spicer. He was recently ambushed with provocative questions by a woman with a cell phone and replied that she lived in “such a great country that allows you to be here.”

For the record the woman who is not white is, in fact, a citizen of the United States. And also for the record, maybe McSpicy didn’t mean for that to sound like a threat. The sad fact though is it is. Even if McSpicy thought he was taking the high road, he used the word “allow.” As citizens of the United States we sell ourselves as a safe haven, a place where our earliest settlers found a place away from religious persecution. And now we seem to have set a bar where only certain people are “allowed” entrance.

That’s one part, the other part is the gasbag sitting on his throne in the White House tweeted (Someone take his cellphone away!) that the media was being “rude” to his hard working employees. Guess what, if your skin is so thin that you can’t take criticism about one of your staff members then you shouldn’t be a public official. The point of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press is to call out public figures when they do something that should be called out.

Speak your mind, it’s the best weapon you have against hate.

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