Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Liberals plan suppression of free speech

In their classic "Free speech for me but not for thee" stance, a liberal activist group seeking the ouster of President Bush will attempt to suppress the President's speech tonight.

::::::::Liberal activists -- among them graying leftovers from the Vietnam-era antiwar movement -- plan to gather near the Capitol tonight, banging pots and pans to drown out President Bush's State of the Union address. ::::::::

The only safe bet to make is that their plan is likely to be highly ineffective. One has to wonder what message they're trying to get across, except that they don't want the President to be heard. A strange stance to take for people who claim their viewpoints are being systematically suppressed. I have no issue with people protesting - so long as they obey the laws - but I have no sympathy for a group of people who think their viewpoint deserves widespread coverage while working to drown out an opposing view. If you can't argue the opposition's points, that's your problem. It's not an excuse to suppress them.