Farewell to arms

Farewell to arms

There are 3 comments on the Home News Tribune story from Mar 17, 2006, titled Farewell to arms. In it, Home News Tribune reports that:

Artists initially were loath to speak out against the war in Iraq. They saw what happened to the Dixie Chicks after lead singer Natalie Maines criticized President Bush while on stage in London.

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judith parker

United States

#1 Mar 19, 2006
There should not be any thing wrong with speaking your mind in this "free"country,should there? Isn't that what we stand for and are spending and destroying lives supposedly helping people in other countries to fight for????I hate country music but I'll buy everything the Dixie Chicks record to support their courage and conviction. There are currently artists commenting on the New Orleans fiasco and the current administration costing american lives right here in this country.Are ignorant people going to criticize and boycott them too?Thanks for being good citizens, I applaud the Dixie Chicks.
metoo

Baltimore, MD

#2 Mar 19, 2006
no there shouldnt but it it repeatedly shown to be just that. and in the right circumstances, you would be beaten or worse for speaking your mind.
judith parker wrote:
There should not be any thing wrong with speaking your mind in this "free"country,should there? Isn't that what we stand for and are spending and destroying lives supposedly helping people in other countries to fight for????I hate country music but I'll buy everything the Dixie Chicks record to support their courage and conviction. There are currently artists commenting on the New Orleans fiasco and the current administration costing american lives right here in this country.Are ignorant people going to criticize and boycott them too?Thanks for being good citizens, I applaud the Dixie Chicks.
escape from the dark ages

Brentwood, CA

#3 Mar 20, 2006
Many are feeling the brunt of this Administrations anger and hate. Why anyone is surprised is beyond me. They said right up front that your either with us or against us.

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