Equal Rights? Fine, as long as they agree with me!
Original post made by Paly Parent, Palo Alto High School, on Mar 22, 2013
If the John Doe family want to build a community center for the people in town it is only an acceptable gift if they agree with everything I agree with.
If John Doe and his family are NRA members, or if they give to their religious charities, or if they give to the wrong political party, or they support they wrong football/baseball/basketball team, then their gift to the community is tainted and we should not accept it.
It seems also that the Weekly does not like us having opinions that are deeply divisive so they stop us talking openly about it.
It seems as if America is the land of the free with freedom of speech and open democracy are only acceptable when they agree with the pc police.
Last time I checked, we are living in a free country, we are allowed to have whatever political points of view we agree with, we are allowed to vote for whomever we like and we are allowed to put our money behind whatever cause with which we agree.
If NRA membership, religious pursuasion and political alliances are no longer acceptable then I can't see that this country is free thinking any longer.
As long as there is a freedom which doesn't break any law then there is freedom. Once that is taken away we are turning into a Soviet style machine.
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