Unlike Europeans, Americans are protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution, which means they have the right to speak freely — unless, of course, they want to keep their jobs.
The following report by Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff recounts what happened to Karen Siegemund, the president of American Freedom Alliance.
A Casualty of the Long March Through the Institutions
by Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff
I am currently finishing up another tour here in the United States, educating patriotic Americans about the state of free speech in Europe and how America’s First Amendment rights are under siege.
Two weeks ago I attended a conference hosted and organized by my dear friend Dr. Karen Siegemund, president of American Freedom Alliance, in Los Angeles. The topic of the conference was prescient in so many ways:
“The Long March Through the Institutions: The Left’s Revolution by Other Means”
The roster of knowledgeable speakers included David Horowitz, Trevor Loudon, Jim Simpson, Maj. Stephen Coughlin, Charlie Kirk, Michael Walsh, Bill Whittle, and many more. In short, Karen assembled an astounding line-up of experts on the subject matter who were able to educate the large crowd.
Little did she know it, but Karen was about to become the latest victim of the Left’s destruction of America’s liberties. Only a few hours after the end of this successful conference, Karen was told her teaching contract would not be renewed. She was fired for being too outspoken about her political views.
As Ann-Marie Murrell wrote at Politichicks:
For the past several years [Karen Siegemund] has been teaching Advanced Math and Ancient Greece at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, a private “dual language international” high school in Los Angeles. As an added bonus, she teaches these subjects in French.
Dr. Karen Siegemund should never have been fired (or “not renewed”) from her job simply because her employers didn’t believe the same way she believed. Karen probably didn’t like their politics either but that didn’t stop her from wanting to teach the children at that school. But that’s the difference between Totalitarians and true Americans. Americans believe in Freedom for all people. The ones stealing our Freedom of Speech only believe in freedom for a select few.
At the end of my presentations here in the United States, I always tell my audience: “Hang on to your hard-won rights! The Constitution is being taken away from you, bit by bit. Your enemies — many of whom are right here in America — make no bones about what they intend. They want to make the USA just like Europe — a subjugated state.”
My American friends: never think that what happens over there in Europe can’t and won’t happen in America. Dr. Karen Siegemund’s case proves that it is happening. I urge you to stand up while you still can.
Karen, we stand behind you! Never give up, never give in!
Read more about Dr. Siegemund’s case at Politichicks.