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Veterans Fought for Free Speech

Society & Culture  (tags: Veterans, Freedom of Speech, Distatseful, but, free, society, law, americans, culture, ethics, freedoms, media, rights, woman )

- 4322 days ago -
We agree with the veterans who recognize they fought for our essential freedoms, not necessarily for the strictures of the Flag Code. They fought for free speech, even if that speech may be distasteful.


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SDCA S (34)
Friday July 20, 2007, 6:32 pm
My best friend was a Vietnam Veteran. He passed away on July 10th 2007. This article made me think of him as when I was very young, something about Jane Fonda had come up and I started ranting about what I thought about her and her actions during the Vienam War. When I got quiet, I was quickly put in my place. He looked at me and told me, that he fought for her right to do what she did! I was stunned, then ashamed...

This woman flying the flag upside down, did she do it our of disrespect or because she feels our nation is in serious trouble and flying the flag in SOS status?

Either way... I guess it doesn't matter. She is an American and has the right to her freedom of speech. No matter how distateful it may be.

Kathleen Hilliker (293)
Saturday July 21, 2007, 12:49 am
Thank you so much for your comment, SDCA. It's true that the Vets...of more than the Vietnam war have all fought for our freedom of speech as well as the freedom to be whatever Americans want to be. The more alike we are, the less of a free country we become. Our differences ARE worth fighting matter what those differences may be.
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