I wish I could say I was shocked when I heard about Code Pink’s “vigil” outside Walter Reed Hospital. I wish I could say I was OUTRAGED by the cold hearted EVIL that would make the Enemy bust his buttons with pride. I wish that I couldn’t find the words through the cloud of RAGE in my mind to write this post.
Unfortunately, I have come to expect such anti-american activities from these people who would just as soon slit the throats of our soldiers than get out of their way.
These people have every right to express their feelings about the current Administration, the War on Terror, the Battlefield in Iraq, and any number of other things. If only they would recognize that it’s the men and women INSIDE Walter Reed that have insured their right to make complete fools of themselves. The men and women inside who are fighting their own private war with wounds both physical and psychological are there because they understood the value of Free Speech. Many of them witnessed Free Speech when Iraqis freely voted for the first time in generations. Unfortunately, they are now witnessing “Free Speech” by the Code Pink crowd.
I FIRMLY believe that Code Pink’s “expression” should be protected. My “expression” is also protected. As long as my “expression” doesn’t result in slapped faces and torn up signs I can say and do anything I like. Unfortunately my “expression” would probably result in slapped faces and torn up signs because I am DEEPLY offended at their “expression”. Just as they feel that incarceration is sometimes necessary to get their point across…I’m thinking that an assault charge may be necessary to get my point across.
What they are doing is protected but it’s also dangerous.
This isn’t about Free Speech though…this is about common decency…something that Code Pink has no clue about.
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