Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Free Speech (Except for you)

Stories making the rounds now about school officials in Las Vegas cutting the mic on a valedictorian's speech because she mentioned -- *shudder* -- GOD!

I like this sentence from one of the early AP stories though: "The Clark County School District and free speech advocates are defending school officials' decision to cut short a high school valedictorian's commencement speech, saying the speech would have amounted to school-sponsored proselytizing."

"Free-speech advocates" -- in this case, the American Civil Liberties Union -- actually endorsing censorship.

You just can't make this stuff up.

The ACLU, apparently, has a problem supporting free speech when it involves topics it doesn't like.

If only she'd used the platform to insult the president, or rattle off a string of profanities. Now THAT would have been okay.

2 comments:

Dan said...

It's a whacky world. What is and what is not politically correct? Why should politics matter? The First Amendment is the First Amendment. Say it like it is. Speak from the heart. In God we trust, right?

JBlog said...

It seems that humanity's propensity for this type of behavior is boundless.

I guess I find it especially irritating when people on the left do it because they're always lecturing us on how much smarter, more sensitive and more tolerant they are than the rest of us.