There’s no commitment to the First Amendment like the one exhibited by the American Civil Liberties Union, those fearless guardians of the American Way.
Take, for instance, the ruckus they’ve raised over some college Republicans who were kicked out of President Obama’s speech at the University of Central Missouri in July because they posed a “security risk.”
The idea that college Republicans might wish to make their views known to the president turns out to be something other than protected speech. College Republicans have no rights, it seems.
Apparently it’s OK, though, to pose a security risk to other people, like former Vice President Dick Cheney, whom the ACLU and others say it’s perfectly OK to physically accost in Denver.
In 2006, a man affiliated with the Occupy (bowel) movement attended a Cheney appearance in Colorado, where a Secret Service agent overheard say on a cell phone that he planned to ask the vice president “how many kids he’s killed today.”
Steven Howards reportedly approached Cheney told him his “policies in Iraq are disgusting” and touched the vice president’s shoulder in the process. Howards thought he was misused when the Secret Service hustled him off and “free speech” advocates were horrified.
Cheap Seats likes to remember the days when civil-rights activists looked out for the rights of everyone to question their government, not just left wing dirtbags.
Remember those days? Yeah, Cheap Seats doesn’t either.