posted on Sep, 28 2009 @ 02:33 PM
While I understand why some people would see this as harmful, or even the work of a psychopath... I respectfully disagree.
My reason was already mentioned in the OP- which is that I believe in 100% free speech. If someone made a poll on FaceBook where people could vote on
whether or not I should be killed, I wouldn't even consider calling the police or anything like that... instead, I would ask them why they think I
should be dead. Why? Because in this world, the majority rules. And if over 50% of the participants think you should be killed, that should speak
volumes for your character; what kind of person must you be, where more people want you dead, than alive?
In a truly free world, individuals are 100% (and I mean the full one hundred percent) to speak their minds. If someone wants to kill our president,
why shouldnt he be able to say so? Obviously, he shouldn't expect to get far, realistically. If someone wants to know if other people think he should
die- it's their right to ask. If someone wants to tell the whole world they hate our president, good for them. At the end of the day, Secret Service
is still being paid to protect the guy, so as long as they do their job everything should be OK. (I do NOT agree with violent actions, but I do agree
with every persons right to converse amongst their peers)
I just don't agree with anyone being prosecuted for words. If you disagree with their words, you have two options: return some words of your own, or
take action. And since the creator of the poll did NOT take any type of action (other than making an online poll) I don't see why any retaliatory
action is even being considered.
My point: it could have been a 12 year old girl, or an 84 year old war veteran who made that poll. Whomever made it obviously wanted to know how other
people felt, and it was their god-given right to converse amongst their peers. Anyone who tries to argue otherwise, I ask, do you think we should cut
off their finger tips as to avoid any further polls?
The whole story seems illogical, to me.