Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Fire Cheney and Bush

I'd like to teach you a song. It only has four words which make up its title. It has to do with our first amendment, free speech rights. People say that our free speech rights do not include the right to yell "Fire" in a crowded room, because the resulting panic might lead to injuries or deaths. Here is what Oliver Wendell Holmes wrote:
The most stringent protection of free speech would not protect a man falsely shouting fire in a theater and causing a panic. [...] The question in every case is whether the words used are used in such circumstances and are of such a nature as to create a clear and present danger that they will bring about the substantive evils that Congress has a right to prevent.
I'd like to make you aware that our VP and President yelled the equivalent of "Fire", in many crowded rooms, which led to injuries and deaths in Iraq. In 2003, Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction, no links to Al Qaeda, no nuclear bomb program; yet Cheney and Bush spoke loudly and often that he did, which was like yelling "Fire". The resulting panic directly led to tens of thousands of maiming and deaths, and we should "Fire Cheney and Bush". This is what the Supreme Court has said, this is what Congress should do, and this is what the people must demand. If a man who falsely shouts "fire" in a theater should go to jail, then Cheney and Bush need to at least be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors.

Sing this song everywhere, loud and clear, "Fire Cheney and Bush".

1 comment:

TM said...

Barack Obama is now our President - Elect, so soon our 2000-2008 misleaders will be out. It would have been better to have impeached Cheney and W, but now we will have to settle for history to punish them. Just realize that history begins January 20, 2009.