So Palin has accepted Letterman’s apology but somehow wrangled our troops into the mix. I am fine with our guys and have nothing but respect for what they’ve done. I can even get on board this present battle if you argue it’s about stemming the spread of extremist Islam
So Palin has accepted Letterman’s apology but somehow wrangled our troops into the mix. I am fine with our guys and have nothing but respect for what they’ve done. I can even get on board this present battle if you argue it’s about stemming the spread of extremist Islam (sorry, but I’m a woman and I don’t want them in control of anything). However, what have American soldiers done to retain free speech in America?
Here’s what she said…
“Letterman certainly has the right to ‘joke’ about whatever he wants to, and thankfully we have the right to express our reaction. This is all thanks to our U.S. Military women and men putting their lives on the line for us to secure America’s Right to Free Speech – in this case, may that right be used to promote equality and respect.”
Far as I can see, American soldiers have put their lives on the line to…
1- get independence from Britain
2- keep the country united
3- take care of some shit in WWI that I don’t get
4- stop Hitler from being mean to the world
5- stop the spread of extremist Muslims
Where does free speech come into this? Did kicking out the British help our free speech? Nope. You can slag off the Queen in 2009 Britain and they obviously didn’t kick the British out. Did stopping Hitler provide us with free speech? Hitler wasn’t about to take over America by any stretch of the imagination. It was nice of us to go over there at the last minute but it didn’t do much for America.
So, though I am sick to death of Palin-bashing and have a lot of respect for her son and all the soldiers in Iraq, I think saying they provide us with free speech is a bit rich. The only people that don’t have free speech are some Middle Easterners, North Koreans, Chinese, um, Malaysians?, Cubans, mostly losers that can’t handle their own shit. Modern cultures don’t have to struggle that hard to have free speech. It’s easy. Can I still say that?