posted on Jan, 19 2012 @ 01:22 AM
Originally posted by grey580
reply to post by Gseven
Well. You can't yell fire in a crowded theater.
You can't say bomb in on a plane.
There is speech that's protected and then there is speech that isn't.
IMO wishing someones kids to be fatherless is the most un christian thing someone can say.
That's just low and disgusting.
True, but false alarms that hurt the public safety and drain response resources are one thing. Unchristian behavior is quite another. If Michelle
Obama felt his statement was a lethal threat, then that's up to them, but I didn't take it as such. People say stupid things every day out of
frustration and anger, and NOBODY comes to that kind of opinion of someone who is a great, lovable, kind and caring individual. That statement was
obviously provoked, and we don't know the whole story. It's still freedom of speech, and people have a right to be anal sphincters in their private
life, if they choose to be.
I'm not defending it, mind you, but there's two sides to this coin. When we go down that slippery slope of
holding people accountable to the deplorable gossip they say to another in private, then where will that lead us? Censorship will be taken to a whole
new level. And whom here is innocent? We ALL will be crucified!! Worse yet, we'll be living in a society where we'll be policing each other for
our very opinions, whether they be good or bad...certain types of thoughts and opinions will no longer have the freedom to cross our lips. Then the
ugly mutation of that will be when we say things we ultimately mean to be good, but others interpret as bad, and then things will get really crazy.
My feeling is, so what? He has his opinion, he was stupid about it....life goes on. Live and let live, and move along. I saw we look in the mirror
first before we throw stones at another. Humans are very good at gossip!