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DC Pro-War Rally

A pro-war rally got less than a thousand participants, days after the 100,000 anti-war rally nearby. That's gotta hurt. There seems to be a real lack of logic on the part of many people, though. This woman, for instance:

"Our troops are over there fighting for our rights, and if she was in one of those countries she would not be able to do that," Vigna said.

Yeah, exactly why it's ok for Cindy Sheehan to be able to say any damned thing she wants to. She can claim to be the reincarnation of Frank Sinatra - it doesn't matter. The fantastic thing about our country is that people are allowed to be stupid or controversial or anything they want.

I don't agree with everything that Cindy Sheehan says, but I spent 12 years in the Army defending her right to say whatever pops into her head. Good for her. And good for Rush Limbaugh the drug user, and good for G Gordon Liddy the convicted felon. Good for Dr Laura, the therapist with no credentials in psychiatry. Good for Mike Moore, who conflates opinions and facts and hopes nobody notices. Good for Jonny Depp for bashing the country that pays his salary.

Good for all of them - they can all be as stupid as they want to, and that is what makes America great. To tell any one of those Americans that they shouldn't say what they are saying is the treasonous thing. That attitude of restricting speech with which you don't agree is Unamerican. If you don't like it, stop listening!

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