Monday, November 22, 2010
President Obama confirms
What opponents of 'hate crime' and 'hate speech' legislation have been saying. Like those who once warned that accepting homosexuality would end marriage and open the door to any sex act between two or more carbon based life forms are now seeing their fears realized, those who have seen hate crime and hate speech legislation as the first baby steps toward totalitarian oppression of liberties and freedoms just got a boost in the arm. Of course this could be a very negative way of interpreting what President Obama said. But then, we can wonder what the reaction would have been had President Bush said the exact same thing, word for word, about students who question religion, Christianity, or traditional values. Given the reactions that did happen when far less was done under previous administrations, my guess is there's a rat to be smelled in this, and folks better put the breaks on ASAP. After all, losing freedoms isn't like getting a bad haircut. If we decide we don't like it, it just doesn't grow back.