We must fight for our right to free speech

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There is a reason I yelled out, "Don't tase me, bro," at my love Rebecca's graduation Saturday. Full Story
Interested Observer

Kingston, NH

#1 Jun 5, 2008
I assume you are writing this under an assumed name for fear of your imminent arrest for opposing the government.
Godless Society

Wellesley Hills, MA

#2 Jun 5, 2008
The Democratic party is hard line Socialist and wants nothing to do with God.
They will supply all our needs, so there is nothing to voice displeasure about, they know what you need.
They will also join in all the UN sponsored bills and this country will enter into a EU type of mentality. They will force all to accept gay marriage as a normal lifestyle, even though it is in contradiction and threatens our very existance. So how long do you think this nation will last?
Bronson

Framingham, MA

#3 Jun 5, 2008
From what I recall, the reason the guy got tased was not to shut him up, but because he was unruly and disruptive. When you are at a gathering, or public forum, you can speak when it is your turn. This guy acting out, resisted the cops, and got what was coming to him. That has nothing to do with free speech, but common sense, respect, and proper behavior. As for you blurting out your remark at the commencement, I find it funny, not disruptive like the guy who got tased. By the way, just for the record, I am not a Kerry fan.
Boo

Billerica, MA

#6 Jun 5, 2008
Godless Society wrote:
The Democratic party is hard line Socialist and wants nothing to do with God.
They will supply all our needs, so there is nothing to voice displeasure about, they know what you need.
They will also join in all the UN sponsored bills and this country will enter into a EU type of mentality. They will force all to accept gay marriage as a normal lifestyle, even though it is in contradiction and threatens our very existance. So how long do you think this nation will last?
How would gay marriage threaten our very existence?
geezer

Ipswich, MA

#8 Jun 8, 2008
Bronson wrote:
From what I recall, the reason the guy got tased was not to shut him up, but because he was unruly and disruptive. When you are at a gathering, or public forum, you can speak when it is your turn. This guy acting out, resisted the cops, and got what was coming to him. That has nothing to do with free speech, but common sense, respect, and proper behavior. As for you blurting out your remark at the commencement, I find it funny, not disruptive like the guy who got tased. By the way, just for the record, I am not a Kerry fan.
Common sense, respect, and proper behavior !! Wow, what a concept !!Maybe if more people exhibeted a little of that stuff there would be a little less strife. Freedom of speech doesn't mean you can say anything you want anytime you feel like it. Think !! Shout FIRE ! in a crowded movie theater ?? Come on people, no one capable of thinking anymore ?
benji

Rochester, NH

#9 Jun 8, 2008
Boo wrote:
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How would gay marriage threaten our very existence?
How many children do gay couples conceive? Bingo!
OUR LAND

Lowell, MA

#10 Jun 8, 2008
Interested Observer wrote:
I assume you are writing this under an assumed name for fear of your imminent arrest for opposing the government.
For the people by the people. Freedom of speech is a constitutional right. I have the right to protest orange juice if i wanted to. as long as theire are no illegal activities going on no verbal threats. people can say what ever they want. opposing the goverment you must want to live under a dictatorship. You also sound like a communist. If you do not like the freedom the citizens have hear. Their is no law that you can not leave and go to live in another country. THIS IS OUR LAND not the goverments, not the police departments, not the churches.
Ryan

Newburyport, MA

#11 Jun 8, 2008
benji wrote:
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How many children do gay couples conceive? Bingo!
Yes, and we're soooo underpopulated that conceiving children en mass is the only way to continue the species...

Gay marriage will not bring about the destruction of heterosexuality, and therefore will not end the human race. Bingo!
Ryan

Newburyport, MA

#12 Jun 8, 2008
OUR LAND wrote:
<quoted text> For the people by the people. Freedom of speech is a constitutional right. I have the right to protest orange juice if i wanted to. as long as theire are no illegal activities going on no verbal threats. people can say what ever they want. opposing the goverment you must want to live under a dictatorship. You also sound like a communist. If you do not like the freedom the citizens have hear. Their is no law that you can not leave and go to live in another country. THIS IS OUR LAND not the goverments, not the police departments, not the churches.
If you were to use proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation, people wouldn't assume you were 12 and dismiss your argument. Just a thought...
Interested Observer

Kingston, NH

#13 Jun 9, 2008
OUR LAND wrote:
<quoted text> For the people by the people. Freedom of speech is a constitutional right. I have the right to protest orange juice if i wanted to. as long as theire are no illegal activities going on no verbal threats. people can say what ever they want. opposing the goverment you must want to live under a dictatorship. You also sound like a communist. If you do not like the freedom the citizens have hear. Their is no law that you can not leave and go to live in another country. THIS IS OUR LAND not the goverments, not the police departments, not the churches.
My point, sarcastic as it was, which seems to have gone over your head,is that this writer is exxagerating the threat to our freedom of speech. He doesn't have to write it under an assumed name. Get a grip.
ramjet

Rochester, NH

#14 Jun 9, 2008
Ryan wrote:
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Yes, and we're soooo underpopulated that conceiving children en mass is the only way to continue the species...
Gay marriage will not bring about the destruction of heterosexuality, and therefore will not end the human race. Bingo!
Let's face it, rump thumper, gays are defective. The human race is heterosexual and is such so that it can procreate itself. Gays are defective much in the same way blind, deaf or mute people are. There's about as much honor in being gay as in being proud of the fact that you are a mental defective. Being gay is not normal no matter how you slice it.
Biff

United States

#15 Jun 11, 2008
Come on
Ryan

Peabody, MA

#16 Jun 12, 2008
ramjet wrote:
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Let's face it, rump thumper, gays are defective. The human race is heterosexual and is such so that it can procreate itself. Gays are defective much in the same way blind, deaf or mute people are. There's about as much honor in being gay as in being proud of the fact that you are a mental defective. Being gay is not normal no matter how you slice it.
Calling homosexuality a "defect" might be a bit off-target. Though there is no definitive answer for what causes it, there is research that leads many to believe it is natural. Studies have shown that there is a strong link between sexuality and birth order. The more older siblings present (brothers in particular), the higher the probability of a gay child. Hmm - natural defense mechanism against overpopulation? Note that homosexuality ALSO occurs in animals...

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