At 7:30, I watched my next-door neighbors struggle to get out the door of their trailer and into their motorized wheelchairs. They were headed to the dining room. (They seldom miss a meal. I seldom participate.) It’s fifty degrees outside!! ~~ Almost my first thought: “Life’s fragile, handle with care!!” (“Health” has been very important to me for over thirty-five years.)
With my breakfast coffee, I was reading the latest from the Health Ranger and the following quote is very sobering: …Congress passed a measure, signed into law by President Woodrow Wilson, that made it punishable by up to 20 years in prison to “utter, print, write or publish any disloyal, profane, scurrilous, or abusive language about the government of the United States” — a blatant violation of the First Amendment’s free speech protections.
Could it happen in 2014 or 2015?? The “measure” was during the Spanish Flu of 1917 but (as the Health Ranger reports) “Is the same pattern still being repeated, this time with the Ebola virus?”
Yours truly is an insignificant little old lady living at a residential care facility **BUT** an outspoken advocate for better food, better government, and a return to Christian values. I’ve mentioned in an earlier blog message that my email, and blog, is trolled by agencies… so I would be a candidate for “up to 20 year in prison….”