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Friday, April 21, 2006

The great shining example of America...

After reading this, I'm completely flabbergasted.

How can you encourage the leader of another country to support human rights and allow for dissent and then turn around and PROSECUTE a dissenter?

Clearly, this "man of faith" has never read Matthew 7:4-5 - How can you say to your brother, 'Let me take the speck out of your eye,' when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother's eye.

I'm not one for religion, but I think that most of what Jesus had to teach is pretty important. And Christ's contempt for hypocrisy ranked pretty high on his list of issues. We should NOT be criminally charging this woman!

Hell, Bush shouldn't have even apologized for the heckler?

After all, this is a country where we are supposed to have a marketplace of ideas. Freedom of speech means dealing with hecklers. And China's atrocious human rights record is deserving of heckling. I think this president has been inside a bubble where he is insulated from criticism for FAR TOO LONG!! "Free speech zones" and cherry-picked audiences have given him an expectation that neither he nor the Chinese president should be forced to "deal" with dissent.

Mr. President, I'd like to remind you that it is the FREEDOM to heckle that makes America great. So don't apologize for a heckler; instead celebrate the wonderful freedom the citizens of this country should be able to enjoy! And if the Chinese president has a problem with that, well that's too bad.

- The Hippy's Wife :)

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