Another attempt to limit speech through intimidation
Original post made by Perspective, Midtown, on Oct 18, 2008
Those of you who laugh at those of us concerned about the ever growing onslaught against freedom of speech..read this.
A "civil attorney" is suing McCain-Palin for hate speech.
Over statements in a rally that were "heard" only by the "reporter" who reported them ( anybody know how to spell Jason of the NYT lying fame?).. and not one other person questioned by the FBI heard them.
Over "McCain's campaign "intentionally, recklessly and irresponsibly portrayed presidential candidate Barack Obama as un-American, a terrorist by association, and "not like us," a non-white individual."
Huh? Let's pretend this is all true, which is silly, but let's do it for the sake of making the argument. So, now it is clear..there are actually people in this country, ATTORNEYS who supposedly know our constitution, who want to stop freedom of speech. Even if you believed this is an appropriate action, where was she with the burning effigies of Bush and calling him Hitler? Where does she stand on the SF move to name a sewage plant after Bush?
Oh, I guess that's not hate speech. Just drawing conclusions about associations ( let's throw out thousands of years of our mothers telling us "you are the company you keep"), and drawing purposefully ridiculous conclusions from word parsing out of context what was meant by "not like us"..meaning not conservative ( is that a hateful thing to say?).
And to think my father and brother each spent 27 years in the military, ready to defend the freedom of this woman, and anyone else, to bring ridiculous lawsuits in an attempt to overthrow the first amendment of the constitution they were ready to die defending.