(Liberty Bell) – While unhinged leftist celebrities and radical Democrats can say and do whatever they want with impunity, regular everyday Americans are not afforded that same luxury.
When it comes to the First Amendment, it seems that America is being divided into the privileged, elite class whose words have no consequences and a second-class who must suffer severe consequences for speaking out in disagreement with the elites.
After NBA star LeBron James spoke out in condemnation of a police officer who shot and killed a teenager who was actively engaged in attempting to stab another teenager, one police officer in Bellevue, Idaho spoke out against the idiocy of an NBA star lecturing law enforcement.
Officer Nate Silvester made a hilarious video in which he mocked James for his stance on a situation in which James has absolutely no experience or knowledge whatsoever to speak on.
While James appeared to call for the death of the officer in the shooting case, Silvester’s words were harmless. Despite the fact that they were just words and just his own opinion, you can’t poke the woke outrage mafia and expect to get away unscathed.
It’s now being reported that Officer Silvester has been fired from his job with the Bellevue Police.
Silvester was initially suspended for one week after posting his viral TikTok video, but friends of his contend that the city made the decision after being pressured politically to do so.
After being suspended for a week over the innocent yet accurate mocking of James, Gannon Ward, a friend of Silvester’s, started a fundraiser to help the officer avoid losing any pay over the incident.
The fundraiser quickly raised over a half a million dollars for Silvester and his family and he has also landed a book deal about his life as a police officer during these crazy, volatile times.
The Gateway Pundit surmises that the Bellevue mayor had been pushing for Silvester’s termination. The mayor wrote on the city’s official Facebook page that the officer had been fired for violating policing policies and claimed it had “nothing to do with the tone or the tenor of his speech that he posts online. He was not terminated for the content of his speech; he was terminated for his failure to follow clearly laid out and well established policy.”
The mayor also claimed that the decision to fire the officer had nothing to do with him and that he and his office were merely informed after the fact. He also added that he supports the decision.
Silvester’s friend Ward, however, says he doesn’t believe the mayor’s claims. Ward told TGP that Silvester knew “his job was in jeopardy” since the TikTok video went viral and had heard that the mayor himself was “coming for his job.”
Ward also pointed out that Bellevue is “literally one of the only blue towns in the entire state of Idaho.”
Despite the fact that Officer Silvester spoke truth in his TikTok video he is not of the privileged elite class who gets to enjoy real free speech. His speech cost him his job and his livelihood. This is 21st century America, folks.
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