I’m all for freedom of speech, but with that freedom comes responsibility.

I reported someone on Facebook who was advocating the assassination/murder of a twice duly elected president. He said he would do it, and even tried to get other to agree to join in on the ‘fun’.

At first, FB said it didn’t violate their codes of conduct, to which I replied “how is threatening the president and inciting others to murder him NOT a violation? Ok, fine, I’m sending the information to the Secret Service”, and I did.

A few days later, FB admins have done a backflip and reversed their decision, and has removed the post and issued the person who posted it a warning.

I didn’t like President Bush. He wasn’t elected the first time, but was declared president by Supreme Court fiat. He got elected 2004 on the tails of panic and inciting fear about 9/11. I thought then, and now, that he was not qualified, and incompetent, but NEVER did I want him shot or killed.

I was aghast when someone disrespected the office of the president by throwing a shoe at him. He and his administration lied through their teeth about WMDs, yellow cake uranium, costing thousands of lives.

They cut the budget for foreign embassy security, and every time an increase in funding for security was asked for, the GOP quashed it. Look up how many died under the Bush Administration watch. And even with that, I never wanted him killed

Why can’t the TeaPublicans and the rabidly bigoted Conservatives extend the same respect to the office of the President?


About Sandra

Passenger on a blue marble, circling yellow star. Dancer, astronomer, technogeek, coffee lover, pagan, photographer.. not necessarily in this order.
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