Monday, March 8, 2010

People I Have Nothing In Common With...

I am (of course) a huge proponent for freedom of speech. It is a great right afforded to those of us who are lucky enough to live in the united states (and I do believe we are lucky). I will not posture that I have enough education (specifically legal education pertaining to the Bill of Rights) to make an argument about where the thin line between free speech and hate speech exists...but I would like to share a link and a few images that come across as hate speech to me.

This one makes me laugh, for a few reasons:
1) The answer is NO.
2) It's on a billboard on 35W in Minnesota
3) That picture is ridic
4) A private group of business owners collectively purchased the billboard. They don't have to disclose who they are.
5) The answer is STILL NO.

I don't consider this hateful. I just am scared that people who think that exist, own businesses, have money to spread their objectives/agendas, etc. What really scares me is that I don't think I have the time/patience/money/will power to change their opinions. They are out there trying to get people on their side, should I be doing the same?

This on the other hand. This doesn't make me laugh. This outrages me. No explanation needed.

For more "HateBoards" click the
link (source).
Point is...just trying to remind you guys what we're up against.