February 26, 2009

Can I tell you something?
Got to tell you one thing.
If you expect the freedom that you say is yours.

Prove that you deserve it.
Help us to preserve it,
Or being free will just be words and nothing more.

     “Can I Tell You Something” – Kansas

Do you have an irrational fear of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)? Please understand, ANY fear of the ACLU is irrational.

There is a long-running push to smear the ACLU as some sort of communist organization. Why is this? Do we have TOO MUCH freedom of speech? Is that a problem?

Do you idiots even understand the purpose of the ACLU? Or know what “civil liberties” means?

Your civil liberties are your rights as a citizen. They protect you FROM the government.

Good Lord man, pull yourself together. At it’s most basic this means you can speak freely. You can stand on a chair in the middle of a park and call the president a lying, thieving lunatic, and you won’t get arrested for it.

Do you object to having this right? Is this overly complicated?

Oh, I get it. Freedom of speech is okay when the speaker AGREES with you, but it is a bad idea when someone says something “objectionable”. Sometimes morons go out there and say hurtful things about people you like.

Well, I hate to break this to you, but if we take away the rights of morons* to speak in public then you take away the rights of everybody.

Buck up, laugh at the morons. Better yet, go protest THEIR activities.

Get with the program. Support civil rights and support the ACLU.
It is the AMERICAN thing to do.

*And by “morons” I am specifically talking to you, Westboro Baptist Church.

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