So he was arrested for the threat against the president but nothing happened with the threat against the comedy club? That would appear to be selective enforcement at its finest.
Rights have limits, basic fact of life.
"I am not among those who fear the people. They and not the rich, are our dependence for continued freedom." -- Thomas Jefferson, 1816 "[F]acts are before ideas." -- Mikhail Bakunin, 1882
Last edited by Gina; 03-01-13 at 04:58 PM.
People in power are applauded, even idolized, when they do great things for the country .. and they get statues erected and people kissing their hand.
But, when they behave in obvious Benedict Arnold fashion, selling America and its citizens down the river in blatant pandering for votes and power, well .. then they get what they should understandably expect.
The freedom of speech issue is a diversion from the greater situation at hand.
What's of paramount, foundational import is the actual behavior of the politicians American citizens entrusted at the voting booth.
Politicians cannot realistically expect that they can do whatever American-citizen damage they wish and then run and hide behind the skirt of mommy law, as there are a ton of "independents", "anarchists", and other "crazies" who, at some point of feeling utterly betrayed and sold out, actually do indeed lose respect for the very law those Benedict Arnoldian politicians were supposed to be protecting.
So although it is wrong to cry "Fire!" in a crowded theatre when there is no fire, or threaten anyone's life for real, "wrong", in this case, is a rational observation, and by the time the perpetrator has been so egregiously and intollerably wronged, considering the damage inflicted and the emotional reaction that has most understandably set in, it's really very foolish to expect rational behavior from such an individual.
For now, however, we have stories we can tell that, though not illegal, still get the message across .. such as this: http://www.debatepolitics.com/genera...post1061395713 (Justice For All -- A Prophetically Analogous Allegory).
Again, a word to the wise D.C. politican.
When the election is over and we open our eyes, it will sadly be too late to wonder what the hell just happened.