@A1994Your right to free speech is uncontested. The First Amendment
guarantees that the government will not censor your speech, or anyone
else's. Many people are confused, however, and think that free speech
implies the right to a megaphone provided by someone else. They feel that
protests against Glenn Beck, for example, leading to his dismissal from Fox,
were a violation of his First Amendment rights. The protesters were merely
exercising their First Amendment rights. The fact that Fox decided that
Beck's views were no longer appropriate for their program was their right.
The First Amendment does not guarantee that the forum one wants will be provided
for one's views.Likewise, people who feel that protests against
Rush Limbaugh are in violation of his free speech rights are completely wrong.
The First Amendment guarantees that the government will not seek to limit his
right to speak. That doesn't mean that his radio contracts must be
continued until he decides to retire, however.The same is true, on
the left, for MSNBC's firing of Keith Olberman.Relax - your
free speech rights (and your right to believe what you wish) are fully
@veracity really, do you not understand you and I are part of the dominant
culture so pretty much everything that is not one of these small groups is you
organizations. These types of small organizations exist to prevent the complete
annihilation of the cultures and people they represent by the dominant culture
you and I belong too.
@A1994Your description of a monolithic "left wing" is ominous.
Some people might try to censor belief (though without examples, it's had
to say who). I don't think the majority on the left want to censor speech
they don't agree with. Has someone tried to force you to change one of your
The part of the article that I found most amusing was the reported rift caused
by Bidens Big Mouth. I hadn't know of that until I read this. Pretty
funny really, and it explains a lot about what prompted Obama to "come
out" on the gay issue. Up to now, no one on either side has been able to
see the upside of the timing of this. Now I understand. You know, I'll
bet there are days when Obama just can't believe he chose this guy to be
the VP. This must be particularly funny for Dan Quayle to watch.
@VeracityGood point. I think the important thing is to remember is
that, despite what others may say, there IS a right and a wrong. It's
nothing to be apologetic about. I have no problem saying Gay Marriage is wrong
and immoral. And I'm sure the open-minded left wing would not allow me to
hold this belief if they could do something about it. That is the difference
between the left and the right in this country. The left is all about censoring
speech they don't agree with. It is ironic that we call the left liberal
when they are anything but liberal in allowing others to believe what they
don't agree with.
Comment from the real minority.We have a black Miss USA Pageant but
if we were to have a white Miss USA Pageant...we're bigots.We
have a NOW (National Organization for Women) but if we were to have a NOM
(National Organization for Men)...we're bigots.We have a NAACP
but if we had an NAAWP...we're bigots.I could go on and
on...The Gay and Lesbian communities have their organizations but if
we want to hold to the true values of marriage...we're bigots.Now, can you guess who is really treated as Un-American here?
There seems to be quite a separation between being Christian and being
responding to "Vince here": I am sure there are some good parents with
alternative life-styles like you say. Some that are better than maybe I will
ever be? It's a possibility homosexuality may effect my immediate family
at any time. I hope, if that happens, I can deal with it wisely, fairly and
with compassion!I have had gay individuals and couples work in my
offices. I harbor no feelings of frustration, disrespect, or hard feelings
toward them. It helped to open my eyes a little to a world that previously
really did not exist for me. They knew I know about their lifestyle and I
believe they appreciated that I never made it an issue and showed appreciation
and gratitude toward them when they did good things. If anything I went the
extra mile with them. Had one employee that would even use our office
resources after hours to advertise her gay agenda. I figure her life was
complicated enough that I was more tolerant of her when it came to her
stealing from the office. Calling me un-American is downright
There is something so inherently un-American when someone says "defend
families and marriage" that undermines that two men or two women and their
children are less of a family than heterosexual couples, or heterosexual singles
It looked like a good article until you had to add BHO in the Rose Garden. Ugh!
The only thorn. It looks like Mitt did a great job at Liberty University. I hope
he starts to go harder against BHO and the left. We've been patient long
"Instead of a red-meat conservative policy speech, Romney discussed his own
family and offered a defense of Christianity, saying that 'there is no
greater force for good in the nation than Christian conscience in
action.'" I disagree.What is good about
Christianity is not unique to it, and what is unique about Christianity is not
good. Why on earth would would a rational person choose to speak at
the university whose founder and faculty believe that 9/11 was the fault of
feminists, intellectuals, gays and the ACLU?Oh...Mr.
Romney needs the support of the Republican base, who largely distrust his
religion - so he gives a cotton-candy puff-ball speech to an evangelical
audience that thrives on the stuff.I guess this really is the silly
season, and this is to be expected. Too bad.