posted on May, 3 2012 @ 03:42 AM
Originally posted by EarthEvolves
In any case, this conversation is not bringing out the best in me, so I am going to leave it.
Understandably so. We have hit a point where we are a rock and a hard place....so to speak. We both speak and debate with vigor on our positions and
I commend you for that.
It is interesting that you *DO* seem to agree with the idea that state speech has a potential danger in it, given that you dislike the idea of
state speech being lent to a mural that you feel demonizes capital.
Given that you are bowing out and leaving the last word to me, I am left with want. The above what you said has me a bit perplexed. I see danger in
a specific manner, but not in what you seem. I never stated I disliked the mural in the first place, nor Government's commissioning of it. Those
are conclusions you made on your own beliefs.
As a final word, I get to express I suppose my deepest though upon this whole situation. If we are to be a truly free society -- in which private and
public citizens are not separated by any class means, than it would serve that those that have risen to the level of public servant are afforded the
same as we; being private citizens.
To limit Government from being able to speak or even forcing it to portray all sides of the speech would lead to an egregious overload of monuments
and murals -- in the name of fair speech. I hope you understand the distinction here. The Statue of Liberty is a beacon of hope to some -- but what
of those who adhere to a more "controlled" point of view? Should the Government be forced to erect or solicit a statue dedicated towards
dictatorship? It would only be fair....
I hope to meet you again in another vigorous discussion.