Sunday, October 12, 2008
From an undecided voter, Pt.2
The McCain supporters are already starting the refrain: we are not responsible for what "some" people say/do. Hate speech is hate speech, and actions not discouraged, are actions encouraged. Radio personalities who encourage fringe groups and believers to act out their hate speech, and then try to hide behind the First Amendment have to accept responsibility for their words, and so should the McCain supporters. We criticized Islamic clergy in this country for not speaking out against the violence by some fringe believers. Why should McCain and Palin not be held to the same standard?