In the United States, citizens are essentially sovereign countries in and of
themselves. US citizens claim the right to self-determination and
self-government. This is our definition of liberty. The only way to conquer
the US is for its citizens to give up these rights voluntarily and individually.
To submit voluntarily to be ruled and cared for as a subject. Can
someone in the US have an unpopular opinion? Yes, absolutely. God bless
Re: Glen in the Bronx Bronx, NY" ..... knowing it incites the vandals
and can likely lead to the deaths of more innocents."In the
first place they are terrorists and not vandals. When a child throws a temper
tantrum do you pander to him or do you ignore his behavior and let him throw his
fit?Trying to appease a terrorist is something only a liberal would
Obama personifies everything he claims to despiseHis policy is a
failure - quick, blame Romney for noticingIrrational people are
violent - quick, apologize and attempt to silence free speech
Re: jdm tooele, UT"Rifleman: free speech is a 1st amendment right, not
2nd."Yes, you are correct. A typing error. I really do know
the difference, honest.What the folks in the Middle East don't
understand is that our government can't control free speech. They can ask
Google to take down this clip, but why try to appease fanatics who would then be
rewarded for killing American citizens?
His (President Obama) way is to silence the opposition instead of listening to
them and discussing points of contention.No.That would
be the technique the republican party uses to unify messaging.republicans are silenced if they vary from the daily talking points memo.Hence, the daily clarifications issued from the rnc or the romney
campaign.If romney says what he thinks, a clarification is certain
to follow.Hence, the well-oiled weather vane...flip-floping that has
become a trademark of the romney campaign.
The White House had the perfect opportunity to tell the world how important free
speech is and how vital it is that ALL people have the right to say ANYTHING
that they please. Instead, the White House caved in to pressure from terrorists
who demanded that their right to speak trump the right of anyone else. They
want their voice to be heard and any opposing voices to be silenced.This is just one more reason to fire Obama. His way is to silence the
opposition instead of listening to them and discussing points of contention. He
will not stand up for the freedoms that are required in a free society.
Yes, Google should stand firm. Being offended by something is subjective. It
cannot be proven. If they are offended and it gets banned, when I get offended,
will it get banned? Is one person's offended more powerful than another
person's offended? Does my being offended become more powerful if I am
bad-mannered? Is that fair to the person who is well-mannered?The
problem with the media and the internet, etc, is now we are learning what each
other is really thinking and that is making us mad at one another. It is
possible that sooner or later someone will start lobbing nukes over the cultural
hill to those bad-mannered people on the other side to teach them a lesson.That is why we need peacemakers like it says in the Bible, who have
crossed over these cultural hills and seen the people on the other side and seen
that they were decent people like the people back home.
Just as an FYI to the Rifleman, the government cannot silence free speech, a
private actor (e.g. YouTube) is free to censor what it puts up on its website.
Even this newspaper moderates what comments it will put its website. YouTube
is, in my opinion, being irresponsible for leaving that clip up, knowing it
incites the vandals and can likely lead to the deaths of more innocents.
Rifleman: free speech is a 1st amendment right, not 2nd. Also, the White House
made a request that Google remove the video, they did not require them to by
law. That would be a violation of the 1st amendment.
What part of our 2nd Amendment right to free speech doesn't Obama
understand? Shouldn't those who are protesting at the LDS Temple in
Brigham City also be allowed to protest against Muslims.The liberals
can't have it both ways.