"People just don't think in those terms in our community,"They will now.
I'm iffy on it. If it was just Obama, then I could see someone saying
"take it down". But as it involves both candidates then it's
obviously not a threat but a political statement. It could be racial but
honestly I don't think we can really say that without hearing it from the
people who did this.Either way, illegal? I'd argue not by our
current laws. Should it be? Yes. Cause if it were of your own spouse you
wouldn't feel it is appropriate on any level if someone else did it. There
is a limit to free speech. When things become libel, threatening, or even as
grotesquely insulting as a portrayal of a hanging- I feel that we the people are
perfectly justified in not allowing it.Insulting another
person's human decency is not the free expression of your ideas. There is a
difference between freedom and "free to threaten, libel, etc.". Such
things threaten freedom, they aren't conducive of it!
No, JohnH, this "decoration" is more than just "poor taste".
Doesn't take much cultural awareness to know that any image of a white man
hanging a black man is far too strongly reminiscent of the Jim Crow era, even if
that wasn't the intent. How on earth could this man or his parents have
lived this long in America and still somehow thought that this was OK?
The decoration is in poor taste, but if we ban things that are in poor taste
most TV screens would go blank.
Wow! Our tax dollars hard at work. (Oh, I forget. Most of us don't pay
any taxes at all and Washington wants to tax those who pay the most even
more.)It sort of reminds me of the guy who put a sign on the back of his
truck that said, Abort Obama.There was a complete investigation on that
one, too.Seriously, that's a threat? Homeland Security needs to get
a life. They let a guy slip through with equipment to blow up Times Square and
are in rural Utah investigating a tasteless prank. What's wrong with this
But there's no racism in Utah or America, right?