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Thursday, June 11, 2009

You don't have the right.......

The First Amendment of the United States Constitution states:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

That's right America. You don't have the right to not be offended by what someone says. They have a right to say it, no matter how tasteless, crude or socially unacceptable it may be. But you DO NOT have the right to not be offended.

Yes, I am defending David Letterman's right to say crude and tasteless things about Gov. Sarah Palin's daughter. I've been seeing people post on Twitter all day how about he should be fired & to contact the shows sponsors & let them know how upset you are by his statements. All I have to say to that is, great a freaking life already.

When did we become a nation of namby pamby whiners? I am so sick of these people that feel the need to turn this country into a nanny state. If you're offended, I have a novel idea, TURN THE EFFING CHANNEL.

Does it somehow make you feel better about yourself to want the man fired for a tasteless statement? Does it make you feel better to shove your morality down someone else's throat?

I am by no means condoning or agreeing with the statements he made. But as an American I will defend his right to say them.


Maria Myrback said...

Consider, too, Palin's daughter is now a public figure. As such, all bets are off as far as privacy goes. Plus...she's an idiot.

I agree that people whine FAR too much these days. They need to get over it and get on with their lives. I'm sure with years of therapy they'll all be just fine.

bhaddad said...

I think Letterman is an ass who hasn't been funny since the late 1980's & I agree with your point.
There does seem to be a double standard in what liberal vs conservative public figures can get away with saying.
If he were a conservative, I'd bet he would've already been canned. That's just as wrong.

Terry Smelser said...

Hmmm, kind of interesting how we know that 14 year old Willow is an idiot.

Though I am one of those that railed against Letterman's words, its because of the double standard used in the media today. Had Willow been say... the daughter of some well known Liberal stain, the outrage would have reached epic proportions, Katie and Kieth would have launched into frantic rants of hate, Etc.

If Letterman were a Conservative, the result would have been the same. Doubles standards suck, period. As Ben says, Its just as wrong.

As an American, even assholes like Letterman have the right to say as they will, this includes jokes made about the rape and "Knocking Up" of 14 year old girls. As an American, Assholes like myself have the right to point out ever flaw in his way of thinking.

Still a good post Shannon.