Prince Harry really needs to learn that less is more when it comes to speaking out, as his latest comments both demonstrate a stunning level of ignorance, unintelligence and a complete lack of understanding of the country that he now calls home. Simply, he doesn’t get the First Amendment of the United States—you know, the one that guarantees the right to free speech, freedom of the press, freedom of association, the right to petition government and other fundamental rights.
These simple and profound freedoms attract people from all over the world, who risk life and limb just for a chance to experience a life of nearly endless possibilities that exist in the United States.
Nope, to the dimwitted prince, the idea of liberty is simply “bonkers.”
These comments came to light as part of the Dax Shepard “Armchair Expert Podcast,” one that I’m sure Prince Harry and his publicity starved wife, is beginning to regret.
Harry said, “I’ve got so much I want to say about the First Amendment as I sort of understand it, but it is bonkers.”
“I don’t want to start going down the First Amendment route because that’s a huge subject and one which I don’t understand because I’ve only been here a short time, but you can find a loophole in anything.
“You can capitalize or exploit what’s not said rather than uphold what is said.”
His statements beg the question, how stupid is Prince Harry?
I’m not saying that to be mean, it’s a genuine question about his level of intelligence and should force any business associating with him to seriously question his competency.
For those that don’t live in the good ol’ US of A, the First Amendment is considered one of the most sacred and crucial freedoms that this country possess.
It states, “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.”
It ensures that American’s have the right to practice whatever religion they want, whether that’s Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Wicca or any other faith, regardless of how weird or strange.
It also protects the government from compelling speech. In America, someone can believe that the earth is flat, unicorns are real or that alien remains are held at area 51. There is no limit to the potentially crazy things that people can espouse to.
Though this is coming under fire due to the growing woke culture, but it should also mean that people should be able to have differing opinions on the issue of transgenderism or the use of critical race theory. These are hot button issues that should be openly discussed in a public space, but anymore those that say something against the mob are often silenced.
And it appears like Prince Harry doesn’t believe in the freedoms and liberties enshrined in the U.S. Constitution and Declaration of Independence, with its famous line “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” and that “all men are created equal” and instead supports past monarchs who represented his country.
You know, like King Henry VIII, who had a rather nasty habit of cutting off the heads of men and women who he had a disagreement with. Or King John, who’s powers were reined in by the critically important and influencial Magna Carta document, which the errant prince should also know about as it was created and signed in his birth country 800 years ago.
Perhaps Prince Harry, or Prince Henry as he was legally named, lives under such control in his own house with his wife Meghan Markle that he no longer understands what freedom is. That’s a possibility, but not an excuse.
Either way, it was an utterly idiotic statement to make, and one that will continue to haunt their branding efforts going forward.
The concept of freedom shouldn’t be hard. It means that people have the right thing to say something that offends another person. Whether that there is no God or that the sky isn’t blue but in fact green.
Based on all their previous statements, Harry and Meghan want to control every aspect of their image in the media. That is possible, there are places where media censorship is common, a particular religion is mandated, and the government must approve every opinion.
So, Prince Harry, if you want government control and to prevent the media from saying mean things about you and Meghan, I hear Pyongyang is nice this time of year. Please give Kim Jung Un my regards.
Picture from Good Housekeeping.