In their 1969 hit song “The Boxer,” Simon and Garfunkel tell the tale of a fighter who “carries the reminders of every glove that laid him down or cut him, ’til he cried out in his anger and his shame, ‘I am leaving, I am leaving,’ but the fighter still remains.”
Any boxer, determined to become a champion, knows the price to be paid – facing many challengers, similarly committed, whom he will have to defeat along the way to grab top honors. It is a brutal process one endures to climb the ladder of success.
But what if there were another option? What if there were a way to take the title, not by having to fight these opponents in the ring, but by simply getting them eliminated from competing? As ridiculous as this sounds, this is exactly what is happening – not in the boxing ring but in the political arena where a serious battle concerning free speech and voting rights is playing out.
One would never have thought such a free-speech battle were possible just a few years ago, yet today we are seeing efforts to silence conservative voices. The social media have already been doing this. But, still not content, Democrats now seek to eliminate their opponents in the form of conservative networks criticizing liberal agendas from the cable companies. Just like the absence of co