There’s been a lot of concern expressed about whether the Second Amendment could survive four more years if Hillary Clinton is elected president.

I share that concern as a gun owner and a champion of the Constitution.

But I very much doubt that is the only constitutional protection of our liberties that will be trampled upon should the American people make such a profoundly bad decision to put her in the White House.

I believe the First Amendment will be, for all intents and purposes, shredded, obliterated, forgotten.

One thing I know personally about Hillary Clinton after 24 years of covering her is this: She hates dissent. She reviles it with a passion. To her, anyone with whom she disagrees is an enemy. She will go to any length to punish them – and I do mean any length. She will come after them by any means necessary. She will use all the power you give her to destroy her political adversaries or anyone else who stands in her way of achieving her objectives. Like most socialists, Hillary believes the ends justify the means.

I know as one of the walking wounded.

But it’s not just dissent she will use her power to crush. It’s the whole First Amendment.

Let’s review it here for the low-information voters: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

You will notice that the first prohibition mentioned is against Congress making any law to establish a religion or prohibiting the free exercise of religion. Hillary is already on board America’s policy freight train to do just that – with new “anti-discrimination laws” that put sexual behavior and “lifestyles” ahead of religious conviction in the public square.

People who believe the Bible is the Word of God will find themselves under serious persecution in a Hillary Clinton administration.

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Maybe you say, “Farah, if Hillary’s elected, she’s not going to have that kind of power.”

To which I say, “I know she won’t have such power legitimately, but she won’t need it. Look what Barack Obama has done with his illegitimate attacks on the Constitution. Where was the opposition? Where were the checks and balances?”

Furthermore, even now there are cultural forces at work that are pushing our nation in this direction.

You probably missed this, but on Aug. 8, the most powerful legal group in the nation, the American Bar Association, approved resolution 109, which is designed to curtail freedom of speech for every lawyer who is a member. But it’s meant to do much more than that. It’s designed to curtail everyone’s speech. Among its provisions is a new standard for professional conduct, prohibiting any “that the lawyer knows or reasonably should know is harassment or discrimination on the basis of race, sex, religion, national origin, ethnicity, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status or socioeconomic status in conduct related to the practice of law.”

And that is defined as “harmful verbal or physical conduct that manifests bias or prejudice towards others. Harassment includes sexual harassment and derogatory or demeaning verbal or physical conduct.”

Should state courts adopt the change, lawyers found to violate it could be sanctioned and possibly disbarred. Because professional rules are legally binding on lawyers, the prospect that states may regulate “verbal conduct” implicates First Amendment concerns.

We know where freedom of speech has been going in this country thanks to the so-called “progressives,” like Hillary, approving speech codes, all the while labeling those that disagree as “racists, bigots, homophobes and Islamophobes.”

The major cultural institutions have already caved. They’ve surrendered and capitulated to the speech fascists. Once you control the media, the schools, the universities, the legal system and the foundations, as the so-called “progressives” do, the plain Constitution fails to be much of a limit on power, as we have seen.

In other words, Hillary will have plenty of help – and very little resistance – to turning this country into a repressive shell of its former self.

Keep that in mind when you cast your vote.

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