George Soros is a total bastard in my opinion, but if you feel that he should be put on treason for funding moveon, you need to remove the veil.
Every time they open their mouths someone from the GOP or someone who cares about a victory of the century at a high cost gets ten votes.
Not that high GOP support is ALWAYS a good thing but you see my point here. Should we put the folks at loose change on trial for treason? Or maybe Michael Moore? Not at all. Mainly since the above rule applies to them as well.
If it were 1944 and someone took out an ad calling Eisenhauer or Patton a cowardly traitor, what would have happened?
IMHO, freedom of speech does NOT extend to helping our enemies perceive that they have support for their cause in our country. I can’t believe that our Constitution would guarantee such rights. Does it? I’m no Constitutional scholar or anything like that, but they might want to rewrite the thing if so(and make taxation in any way unconstitutional, while they’re at it).
Because Patton and Eisenhower always played spokesperson for the government. I wonder what would have happened if people called, say Kennedy or LBJ a coward or traitor… wait…
If I want to stand up and declare that our government sucks balls and General Petreaus is a jackass suck up whose job depended on saying Bush was doing a good job I am well within my rights to do so. Being in the military should NEVER make one above criticism. In fact, it should illicit much MORE scrutiny than if one DIDN’T have the lives of our young ones in their hands.
You do realize the framers developed the constitution with the idea that the military would be subservient to civilians right? They were pretty PO’d at the way GB had used the military as a bully in their backyard.
I realize that we each have the right to say what we wish and that government cannot be used as an instrument to silence us. But…this freedom has limits. You can’t call 911 and announce that a guy with a gun is roaming the hallways of your local school unless one actually is. You can’t call the cops on your neighbor and accuse him of being a pedophile w/o justification. You can’t stand up at a neighborhood party and call one of your neighbors a rapist.
In a similar fashion, you can’t accuse a fellow citizen of being a traitor, of ‘betraying us’ unless you can substantiate that claim. Did Moveon do that? Were they able to prove their accusations true? Such accusations are slanderous and we have laws about that.
Being that the General is a very public figure, involved in a war, such an act emboldens our enemy — just like assholes announcing that the war is lost. Traitors, one and all.
I personally think Soros should be barred from entering our country.
Swift Boat. Why aren’t they on trial?
It’s an interpretation. A 527. Perfectly legal.
I can make a commercial stating George Bush hates poor children, and wants them dead, if that is my interpretation of his plan to veto the upcoming child welfare bill [this is just an example, not my actual thoughts on the veto].
How the hell does declaring a war lost embolden our enemies? If they wanted to invade us, I could see that being true, but saying Iraq is lost or not is hardly going to effect the insurgents who truly believe they are fighting for their home. I though you said Muslims were all fanatics HH? Fanatics surely wouldn’t be effected by any kind of news from their enemy, positive or negative, they’d just keep fighting as hard regardless.