Monday, April 09, 2007

A few questions.

Just curious, did you have that memorized, or did you have that part playing inorder to write it?

Are you saying that these people are demonstrating what makes America great? That these people should have the right to do these vulger, hateful protests at soldiers funerals?

I see the point in your previous post, but I do not agree with it's outcome.


Editor said...

---I would hope all Americans would opt for dangerous liberty over comfortable slavery; I don't give a damn that the protesters are rude and offensive. The government has no authority to ever (and I mean that as an absolute) limit a citizen's speech, warts and all. If you want a "pleasant" way of living, try Britain where government agents not only surveil the streets, but have installed loudspeakers to yell at passersby who have the gall to litter, skateboard, or walk home drunk ( . Thank g*d we ditched them back in 1776.

---Freedom means working without a safety net, without a government to tell us that something is vulgar and offensive and thus illegal.
As the great philosopher Bonn Scott once noted: "It ain't easy: livin' free."

McClintic Sphere said...

Nicely put. Of course, I'll get behind the Bonn Scott version before I'll endorse Aaron Sorkin, but still.

To TC: they do have that right. For the government to interfere in religious expression/free speech, they need to prove a hell of a lot more than disrespect.

Doing as you ask, TC, would violate the Constitution in at least four different ways.

The First Amendment:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion(1), or prohibiting the free excercise thereof(2); or abridging the freedom of speech(3), or of the press; or the right of the people peacably to assemble(4), and to petition the Government for a redress of greivances.

Why, TC, why do you hate America?

Editor said...

Mr. Sphere-
Don't be too harsh; we don't yet know that Thomas Crowne hates America. It is, however, safe to assume he hates freedom and his lungs would explode with a single breath of the sweet, sweet air of liberty.