Nemo me impune lacessit

No one provokes me with impunity

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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Jyllands-Posten Cartoons

Here's the original page from the Jyllands-Posten paper with the "cartoons"....




Here's a follow up by one of the original cartoonists



Here's Kurt Westgaard's follow-up to his exploding head cartoon.



One reader thinks I'm crazy for posting these today, but I firmly  believe in freedom of speech.  That means that you have to allow even people you DONT agree with the freedom to promulgate their ideas...because that's what Freedom of Speech means.  EVERYONE gets to say what they think, you DONT have the right to be offended in this country.  If you don't like what someone says on TV, change the channel or turn if off...if you're out in the street, walk on by...but you can't shut them out of the debate, because in that direction lies...tyranny and oppression. 

Today, the Pakistanni government has shut off access to Youtube and Facebook to "protect" it's people from any cartoons...that's really sad.  I guess they're not grown up enough in Pakistan to allow their people to see what the rest of the world thinks of their infatile angry reactions.

1 comment:

MissTammy said...

Thanks for believing in freedom of speech. Between the jihadis and the Obama Administration, we all need to stick together!