We've just survived a week of tensions over the issue of free speech. Freedom of expression, if you will. Burning the Koran. Building a mosque too close to Ground Zero. Everyone be calm - and tolerant we were told over and over. Everyone from the President to General Petreaus pleaded with a man never before heard of to please not burn the Korans - which was his right to do and would have gone mostly unnoticed if everyone hadn't over reacted. Muslims around the world were having a great time burning American flags.
Is it becoming a way of life with us? Look at the TSA and their invasive searches. Heaven forbid you don't want the body scan. The pat down is even more invasive. It's over reaction.
Yep. A way of life. What else can you say when a 17 year old British teen who had a snoot full wrote Obama a letter in which he called him a p***k, is banned from the United States for life. The asterisks appeared in the news stories, they are not mine. I'm assuming the word is prick.
The FBI was enraged and told the local police to inform the young man the insult was unacceptable. There will be no criminal action taken by the local police. Why should there? If everyone in this country was banned for calling the President by some profanity or another there would be a whole lot fewer of us. Not that I condone the lack of respect, but it's a 17 year old college kid who readily admitted to it, not understanding the big deal.
Remember during the campaign when Jesse Jackson wanted to remove part of his anatomy? There was no outcry over that!
The article does say the letter was full of abusive and threatening language. What's missing here? Were the threats serious enough to ban him and if so why is the incident being made of a anatomical reference? Or did the FBI plain over react?
Banned for life. According to Homeland Security, wouldn't you know, there are about 60 reasons a person can be barred. I shudder to think what the other 59 might be.