It appears some who exercise their freedom of speech have no understanding of what it really means. Apparently for some, freedom of speech means they can say what they want, when they want, how they want and to whom they want , but no one else can (or even ask a question for that matter). Further, a man who wishes his president dead while carrying a 'peace' sign demonstrates an insurmountable level of hypocrisy. If this is what our learning institutions are presenting as freedom of speech,' I fear it won't be long until certain 'free' speech will become punishable, as demonstrated in Congress by way of the introduction of the 'fairness doctrine.'
Thank you, W.F. You sum it up nicely. Usually when I drive by these unwashed and disgusting people, all you hear is the *F* word and fingers in unkind gestures. Is that the way to persuade someone to join your side?
Please, if you are going to demonstrate for PEACE - have some in your actions and your soul. Spitting at soldiers and spray painting the Capitol steps and cursing and flipping people off is not PEACEFUL. Wishing for a President to be shot or to die is not PEACEFUL. This is fascist in nature and does not spark a dialogue. It just makes people hate you when you insist they agree with you or die - gee, isn't that what Hitler and Stalin did? What the Islamofascists do?
Since the sixties, peace protestors have done something I never would have believed - they have gotten worse and more vile. They lie. They are violent. They are destructive. They have more name calling than substance to their arguments. While I would welcome a debate, this is not debate. It is intimidation. It is disrepectful to all. It is the action of bullies. And, most of all, IT IS NOT PEACEFUL.
Yankeemom has a post up about a Support Rally she attended - well worth the read and lots of great pictures!!