Republican Virginia state Delegate Nick Freitas gained national attention after a speech he made on the floor of the House of Delegates defending Second Amendment supporters against vicious attacks.
In the speech, he fought back against the politically correct overreach that’s become all too common, specifically, Democrats in the Virginia Legislature who demonized law-abiding citizens who support “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms” guaranteed by the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.
Freitas, a former Army Green Beret who served two tours in Iraq, put him on the map virtually overnight in the Virginia U.S. Senate race.
Freitas’ action is a prime example of the inevitable, growing backlash against the political correctness that increasingly permeates every facet of our lives.
Freitas called for an honest dialogue of mutual respect in his speech, yet Democrats walked out. Democratic Delegate Joseph Lindsey said Freitas’ speech offended him. Lamont Bagby said “Freitas’ comments were “hateful and divisive.”
Democrats were offended when Freitas pointed to the facts, pushing back against the character assassination of on the left.
Freitas said: “It was not our party (republican party) that supported slavery, that fought women’s suffrage, that rounded up tens of thousands of Asian Americans and put them in concentrations camps, that supported Jim Crow, that supported segregation,that wasn’t our party, that was the Democrat Party.”
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In this age of politically correct overreach attempting to infiltrate every part of society, it is a breath of fresh air to see an elected leader with the courage to start an honest, respectful dialogue built upon undeniable truths.
Delegate Freitas displayed courage we can only hope to have when he served in Iraq as a soldier defending our country. It’s refreshing to see a leader who won’t be bullied by politicians in a state legislature – or the U.S. Senate, where we just might see him next year.
Lauren DeBellis Appell was deputy press secretary for then-Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., in his successful 2000 re-election campaign, as well as assistant communications director for the Senate Republican Policy Committee (2001-2003).