Monday, August 1, 2011

What do you think about Sarah Palin's take on free speech limits in the US?

From this article:…

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin clarified remarks posted on Twitter this week in response to a Supreme Court ruling in favor of a church that demonstrates at military funerals, saying she was making a point about a double standard on free speech, not that the group shouldn’t have the right to protest.

Her quote was interpreted by many news outlets, including The Daily Caller, to mean that she disagreed with the Supreme Court’s ruling, although in a new statement exclusive to TheDC, Palin said she agreed with the ruling in favor of the church.

Obviously my comment meant that when we’re told we can’t say ‘God bless you’ in graduation speeches or pray before a local football game but these wackos can invoke God’s name in their hate speech while picketing our military funerals, it shows ridiculous inconsistency,” Palin told TheDC. “I wasn’t calling for any limit on free speech, and it’s a shame some folks tried to twist my comment in that way. I was simply pointing out the irony of an often selective interpretation of free speech rights.”

Answer on What do you think about Sarah Palin's take on free speech limits in the US?

Palin’s original statement, posted the day of the ruling, read: “Common sense & decency absent as wacko ‘church’ allowed hate msgs spewed@ soldiers’ funerals but we can’t invoke God’s name in public square.”

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And she's right, is she not? Try a prayer before a sporting event or a government function (legislature, for instance), the libs will get all up your azz with that misinterpreted 'church and state' BS, will they not? But inflicting this pain on top of the grief of the families of fallen soldiers is fine with them, that's 'free speech', which it is. But where's the decency?

So no matter what her comments are, they are 'interpreted' by leftist media to put whatever she says out of context and in as bad a light as possible. That's new? Notice nowhere did she say anything about constitutional rights, only commented on the vileness of this group of wackos doing their thing at fallen soldiers funerals.

Not to worry, there's a large group of bikers that have taken the challenge of 'counter protest' against the 'church members'. Future events could be quite entertaining.