No free speech in this town hall meeting

Discussion in 'Politics' started by james_bond_3rd, Jul 7, 2008.

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    This is better than what Bush did 4 years ago. Way better.
  2. This was advertised as a "public town hall meeting." Anyone could line up and get in, no invitation needed. The old lady was carrying a "McCain=Bush" sign. She was asked to leave the sign, or leave the line waiting to get in. She refused both, and was cited for trespassing - even though she was only in the line on the sidewalk.
  3. She's lucky she wasn't beaten or tortured the way the republic is headed.

    Happy days, oh happy days, in the good 'ole USA, where you're free to say what they want you to, and carry complimentary signs.

    Ain't freedom of speech a beut?
  4. The Clinton's used it pretty frequently and sicked the IRS on dissenters as well.

    Say "You Suck!" and Get Arrested by the Clinton's SS Troop

    Yeah, it really happened back in 1996. But let's recap on today's news when Senator Hillary Clinton was in Chicago speaking at a crowd where several profesional liberal hecklers tried to interrupt her speech by shouting her down. See the video and my own transcript below of that video.

    HILLARY: You know, I have to say that I appreciate the passion --

    PROTESTORS: Troops out now!

    HILLARY -- and the intensity that you feel about Iraq.

    PROTESTORS: Troops out now!

    HILLARY: I share it, and you're here expressing your opinion, but let's make sure that people have a chance to be part of a dialogue, and I do not believe that they want to hear from you at this moment.

    Oh, such a demand from her! She says that people don't want to hear those hecklers at the moment. But remember this one that took place on April 28th, 2003, in the Southington, Connecticut, where Hillary spoke at the Democrats' annual Jefferson Jackson Bailey dinner?

    HILLARY (screaming): I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration, somehow you're not patriotic, and we should stand up and say, "We are Americans, and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration!"

    Of course, as James Taranto said, " one has actually called Democrats unpatriotic for simply disagreeing with the president."

    But if you ever, ever diss the Clintons while in their presence you'll get arrested. On July 1996, in the public record, Patricia Mendoza was arrested in Chicago for shouting "You suck, and those boys died!" (in reference to the bombing of the Khobar Towers in June 1996) at Bill Clinton in July, 1996. Probably a premonition of things to come (ie "You suck"). But the Clinton's SS troops claimed it was a death threat. Yeah, right. Can't even express a dislike in front of the president's face. This was reported by (Carl Limbacher, "Letterman Secret Service `Threat' Not a First for Hillary," January 13, 2000) and the Daily Republican.

    After their arrest, the Mendozas spent 14 hours in a Cook County lock-up. Though the Secret Service eventually dropped all charges, the couple, who ran a small electronics business, was soon audited by the Clinton IRS.

    But the funny thing is how the Secret Service responded about the arrest:

    Ralph Grayson, special agent in charge of the Secret Service's Chicago office, said his agency has an "ongoing investigation" into the matter.The Secret Service said Mrs. Mendoza made a "threatening statement" to the president.

    If they said that Mrs. Mendoza made a "threatening statement" does that mean what she said was true since a statement means it is a fact? Which ones? The "You suck" or the "those boys died"?

    And now, Senator Hillary Clinton is telling those liberal anti-freedom hecklers that nobody want to hear them? Don't you dare diss Senator Hillary Clinton, even if it means if you end up losing your freedom of speech to her. People are not allowed to disagree with her publicly. Now, whoever allowed these anti-war people in are probably fired by now. These things are not suppose to happen at a Clinton event. No dissent. No disagreements allowed. People with opposing views at a public speaking engagement ever get into these things. Normally you would get arrested but since this was supposed to be a Hillary Clinton friendly crowd, she was forced to let this one go, I suppose.

    Is she practicing her loving der Schlick's stealthy tactics in the attempt to silence critics, even from her own brood?
  5. It's strange none of the protectors of free speech stood up for the Mendoza's when the Clinton's had the dissenters arrested and subsequently audited.

  6. Liberals have their own version of the First Amendment. They are free to terrorize conservative speakers, disrupt meetings, burn university newspapers, impose speech codes, and declare entire issues off limits to debate. They think it is a good idea to shut down conservative talk radio, like the good ole days when people were dependent on a small group of liberals to decide what was news and what they should think.

    Liberals or their protected groups, ie blacks, are perfectly entitled to react violently to any speech or display that annoys them. The response is to restrict the free speech of the victims, never to punish the wrongdoers.