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  •  Alert who? Why? (5+ / 0-)

    While I agree it is offensive, there is this thing called the constitution and it protects free speech, and this is certainly free speech.  So take our your frustration and desire to do something and donate to Obama, or phone bank, or work to gotv, but don't get all riled up because someone is exercising free speech!

    •  You are so fucking wrong. (1+ / 1-)
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      and have no grasp of history if you don't see the hate in this. Empathy is good, try it.

      •  But I do see it... (4+ / 0-)

        But in this case it is protected speech.  I'm not agreeing with it, nor supporting it, or anything of the sort.
        But even racist pigs are allowed to speak freely.

        •  He's Right. (3+ / 0-)

          As long as this person does not advocate violence, this billboard, ugly as it is, is protected speech.

          Of course, if someone puts a full page ad in the local paper, saying that who ever put up the sign on Ford's land is not only racist, he's totally wrong, with a list of facts, that's also free speech.

        •  Free speech also means (0+ / 0-)

          Nutting up and taking responsibility for the words you say.  

          If this asshole wants to have a sign full of trash, that is fine and I'll defend that right to the grave.  But that doesn't mean we can't disagree and since there is no law against taking a picture of his sign and posting it on the internet, we should post hateful crap like this far and wide.  

          We are the majority.  Assholes like the sign-maker are the minority.  They can either join us in the 21st century, or live in a cave.

          •  Freedom of Speech (0+ / 0-)

            Funny how people like the billboard guy never respect anyone else's freedom of speech.
            I wonder how many parents have to explain what an abortion is because some little kid just read it off that guys billboard.

            •  That's a mild anti-abortion billboard for MO (0+ / 0-)

              I've seen some very graphic signs down in the Bootheel.

              "If all you run is negative attack ads you don't have much of a vision for the future, or you're not ready to articulate it."--John McCain, 2000

              by jenesq on Sat Oct 11, 2008 at 09:09:27 PM PDT

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      •  Seatrey is absolutely correct. I believe that (1+ / 0-)
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        this is a window into the soul of some rotten piece of shit posing as a human but he or she still are covered by the constitution when it comes to freedom of speech.

        We may not like it that they have put this board up, but one of the things that we must gaurd with all our power is the free speech which our constitution gives us and in this case it unfortunately covers this incident as well.

        Just hope that the locals will see the person for what they are.

        Peace
        :)

        I am voting for that one on Nov 4th

        by eaglecries on Sat Oct 11, 2008 at 06:07:33 PM PDT

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