Why is it that so many of our Senators don't understand what "free speech" means?
It's easy to protect speech everyone likes... or thinks is "a bit harsh". But protecting the rights of those who proclaim at the top of their lungs things that you find detestable, un-patriotic and immoral is exactly what freedom is about.
The Senator from Hawaii said it best:
"This objectionable expression is obscene, it is painful, it is unpatriotic," said Senator Daniel Inouye, Democrat of Hawaii and winner of the Medal of Honor for his service in World War II. "But I believe Americans gave their lives in many wars to make certain all Americans have a right to express themselves, even those who harbor hateful thoughts."Could it be they are posturing for re-election? Using a non-issue to whip up support in their conservative base?
Nah, Republicans couldn't be doing that...