Friday, October 31, 2008

Thus spake Sarahthustra

From here: "If the media convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations, then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."

Except that the First Amendment is supportive of free speech. When the press asks questions, it means that they are enjoying the benefits offered by the First Amendment. When Gov. Palin asks questions of Barack Obama on his associations, she is exercising First Amendment rights... The future of the country is bright when the press can call out on negative campaigning and Gov. Palin can call out on 'made up' associations... I am not too sure if she has a fair idea of the implications of what she says when she seems to shoot from the hip impromptu... For an individual who has lived most of his life in a 'third world' country, pronouncements that are part of the First Amendment are synonymous with liberty...

The First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

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