Friday, March 06, 2009

The Radical Right Revealed

During this past week we have been witness to what the right wing really think about freedom.

Exhibit A:
"First Amendment speech and press rights may also be subordinated to the overriding need to wage war successfully,"- John Yoo, in a Bush administration memo entitled "Authority for Use of Military Force to Combat Terrorist Activity Within the United States."

Exhibit B:
During Ken Starr's moment in the sun in the Prop. 8 hearing, one of the justices asked if the majority of California voters voted to repeal freedom of speech, she asked, if that vote would be valid? Ken stated unequivocally "yes".

Now on first glimpse, these two examples may not seem similar, but look closely at the motivations. The right wingnuts are stating that majority rules should always be paramount to minority rights. Which begs the question, what are the courts for if not to protect minority rights? As for John Yoo's assertion that the President of the United States of America can block freedom of speech and press rights, use the army to attack anywhere within the boarders of the U.S.? Well, I'm sure the President would only do those things to protect us. The same argument is used by the proponents of Prop 8. They only want to "protect" traditional marriage. See, it's for our own good.

The right wingnuts only want to protect us by taking away rights. Because a society without freedom for all is a society protected.

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