Tuesday, January 27, 2004


I'm a bit worried about what will result from the Democratic Presidential Nomination when something like this happens:

"The trouble started when several supporters of fringe presidential candidate Lyndon Larouche began shouting accusations at Dean.

Franken emerged from the crowd and charged one male protester, grabbing him with a bear hug from behind and slamming him onto the floor. "

Franken then was quoted:
"I'm neutral in this race but I'm for freedom of speech, which means people should be able to assemble and speak without being shouted down."

Who does he think he is? Let me get this straight: denial of freedom of speech is bad. If someone is talking too loud, they aren't speaking fairly because others might want to say something, but not be heard. The solution: body-slam these instigators to the ground!

I love these new interpretations of the Constitution. So, let me get all their arguments together: a right to the pursuit of happiness means the government owes an income to every citizen though welfare & social security. The right to be alive means the government owes you your medical costs. Note that these two will inevitably make our government default, and are technically obligations of materials & goods, not a freedom from some oppression (the nature of the Bill of Rights).

And now the right to free speech is the right to speak but not when someone else doesn't like what you are saying. Then it's a right to be body-slammed. I suppose those darned protestors in Seattle & Genoa had it coming when they dared speak, while everyone knew it was the cops turn.

This is crazy.

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