Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Freedoms

We have, in the American Constitution, various guaranteed freedoms. Two of which are freedom of speech and freedom of association. At least that's how the Supreme Court has decided.

Of course, in the real world, we have people like this: Congressman (R) Virgil Goode.

There are a lot of people clamoring for apologies or his dismissal. As far as I understand, he hasn't broken any laws, so calls for his dismissal are inappropriate. As far as wanting an apology, why? Will an apology make his beliefs change?

As far as I'm concerned, if you want change, elect someone else in 2 years.

Until then, he is free to say almost anything (there are SOME limits) and associate with anyone (again - some limits) that he wishes.

Even if what he says is idiotic and the people he hangs out with are near sighted, bigoted, micro-cephalic neanderthals who have just recently discovered apposable thumbs, and then promptly stuck these new thumbs where the sun don't shine.

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