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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Are You Old Enough...

...to remember a saying that went like this, "I may not agree with what you say but I'll defend to the death your right to say it?" For some psychotic reason, you never hear that anymore. What a shame.

Have you ever tried to espouse your opinion with a member of the media, a fan of Obama's or a 2 year old? If you disagree to ANY extent, you simply CANNOT do so without being called racist, sexist or criminally selfish. (Of course, you don't get that from 2 year old's but you certainly will get it from a member of the media or a fan of Obama.)

People who don't protect your right to disagree will be up a HUGE shitcreek when they are the ones who hold unpopular opinions. Who will defend them? Rights are not taken away in one fell swoop, they are taken away one step at a time.

STEP ONE TO LOSING YOUR RIGHT TO FREEDOM OF THOUGHT...take that freedom away from someone else.

Like cigarette smokers, it's easy to find a common enemy and make them the newest evil in town. Once that precedence has been set, be very careful of your own actions, they, like Happy Meals, will be next.

Popular opinions have a way of fading away, only to be replaced by polar opposite opinions. Slavery, abortion and beer drinking are examples of this fact. Be very careful who you squelch today...tomorrow you may very well be the one squelched.


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