Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Yeah, that sounds about right to me...

A letter-writer in today's San Antonio Express-News:

The two rights liberals hate and fear most are the right of free speech — unless they're the ones speaking — and the right to keep and bear arms. The Supreme Court stood up for the citizens for once.
Try as I may, I can't really argue with that. How else to explain all the lefty caterwauling after Heller v. D.C and Citizens United v. FEC? And how else does one explain this statement from John Mellencamp?
“I don’t think people fought and gave their lives so that some guy can sit in his bedroom and be mean. I don’t think that’s what freedom of speech is...Freedom of speech is really about assembly — for us to collectively have an idea. We want to get our point of view out so we can assemble and I can appoint you to be the spokesman. That’s freedom of speech — to be able to collectively speak for a sector of people.
I wonder why the reporter didn't ask him what group appointed him to say that? And what is it with liberals and their collective-right fetish?