Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Free Speech in America

The poster of the video said: "On orders from Senator John McCain's security detail, Denver police escorted a 61-year-old woman away who was waiting in line to attend a so-called town hall meeting with McCain that was billed as open to the public."

This kind of thing goes on all the time, quite often carried out by overzealous lower-level people acting without any specific orders. But every time we allow them to get away with it, freedom of speech is eroded a bit more.

And thanks to a moron posing as a judge, if you dare to watch this YouTube video, that fact could be revealed to Viacom.

Freedom of speech? Yeah, right


d said...

I recall someone else doing that. Hmm..who was that again? Oh, right - BUSH.

Say it with me: "McSame".

Anonymous said...

Welcome to America where you are free to say anything your want as long as someone doesn't find it offensive. Guess I'll have to go hide in the mountains for saying this!

Arthur Schenck said...

D: This is a tried and tested technique for stifling speech and dissent, and Bush-Cheney also used it frequently. So far, the Democrats haven't done anything comparable, but if they do, it'll be just as wrong.

Anon: I hope you have plenty of room in those mountains because it looks like you'll have lots of company there!