Thursday, March 19, 2015

People Like This Are Exactly Why We Need A First Amendment

For starters, she's so stupid that she thinks Bill Maher is a right-winger:
In the US, however, no such laws exist.  Right-wing hatemongers like Sean Hannity, Bill O’Reilly, Glenn Beck, Bill Maher, and Sarah Palin (to name just a few) are allowed to freely incite hatred and violence, oppose human rights, and undermine progress with impunity.  When people like this are allowed to sway public opinion against the common good, it can have disastrous consequences.  Just ask the millions of people killed due to wars pushed by right-wingers, even though propaganda for war is illegal under international human rights law (the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights mandates that all countries outlaw propaganda for war).
Freely incite hatred and violence?  Really?  Read her entire piece and see who you think is inciting hatred (as well as who you think is bat-crap insane).

She would limit free speech to those who think like she does.  That's no freedom at all.

I'm thankful every day for the First Amendment.  And I hope that author gets the mental health help she needs.


PeggyU said...

I hope she goes back to Australia. Not that Australia deserves her either, but she just doesn't "get" the concept of freedom, and I don't think it's likely she ever will.

maxutils said...

Bill Maher has been exceptionally critical of the Presidenr's handling of the middle east and been frustrated by the President's inability to refer to terrorist acts as being related to Islam. That's why students at UCB waned to cancel his graduation speech ( an effort which , thankfully, failed). If she is confining her remarks to the wars in the middle east, she is not THAT far off about Maher, though he definitely opposed Iraq 2.

Darren said...

I know all that, but it doesn't make Maher a "right-wing" hatemonger. It makes him an idiot leftie who's correct on an issue once in awhile.