Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Free Speech 2: The Blowhard Strikes Back

Yesterday I posted Free Speech in which I discussed the idea that people like the blowhard Rush Limbaugh and others put forward that some how the expressing a problem with the current policy is treason. In that post I went to Merriam-Webster dictionary.com and copy the definition of treason and discuss how the expression of oneself in this country is not treason, but is an exersize in free speech.

Today the blowhard is discussing how those who disagree with him are not patriotic. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines Patriot as 'one who loves his or her country and supports its authority and interests.'

So let's look at that for just a moment. If one does not believe a policy is in the best interest of the country and speaks out against it are they still a patriot. I doubt, as the right-wing blowhards would have you believe, that people who are currently protesting the war in Iraq do not love this country or support its authority, they just don't believe that the policy is correct.

Now in addition to this, Mr Limbaugh feels that everything is just wonderful in Iraq and it is just not being covered because the 'liberal media' doesn't want to cover this. I really find the ability of Rush Blowhard to hide his head in his own posterior, but to pontificate about a subject without any facts to be humorous, at least for the short periods of time that I can take Mr. 'Idiocy on loan from G-D.'

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