There seems to be a fundamental, underlying argument here that alot of people aren't quit hitting. Do I think that the actions by most of the protestors (and esp Moore's oscar bit) are inappropriate and in bad taste? Yes of course. However much they may be in bad taste, they are still guarenteed the right to say these things by our Constitution. I just get pissed whenever people use the words "traitor", "treason" and "unAmerican" too easily IMO.Originally posted by msclbldrguy
there's nothing wrong with idealists...but one can reach a point where their heads are so far up in the clouds they are of no earthly good. i know for myself, i dont have any problems with anyone who disagrees with the President etc...just because a person disagrees with policy doesnt make them un-American or whatever but I do have a problem with someone criticizing from foreign soil and that little performance by that Oscar guy...especially when we are now experiencing casualties and pows...and saying one is ashamed to be an American is inexcusable. Its at that piont that I say if they are that put out with the government that provides free speech then they can certainly leave and go live in Iraq or hanoi or wherever they will feel more comfortable.
And BTW screw all of you who think that being a liberal is somehow related to being unAmerican, unpatriotic, or whatever other bull**** you spew from your fingers. I agree that the example of Fonda above is terrible (old story, heard it many times before), but I certainly won't sit here and let everyone make this into a ****ing conservative right wing forum to bash liberals, which is basically what it's turned into IMO.