It is always amazing to me how people in Hollywood can think so clear about politics, but the real politicians seem to forget things like the constitution and or that we are a free country. Here is part of President Andrew Shepherd’s speech from the film ‘The American President’
It’s just a film, but still inspiring!
“You want free speech? Let’s see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who’s standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours. You want to claim this land as the land of the free? Then the symbol of your country can’t just be a flag; the symbol also has to be one of its citizens exercising his right to burn that flag in protest. Show me that, defend that, celebrate that in your classrooms. Then, you can stand up and sing about the “land of the free”.
**** I love our current commander in chief! Obama is amazing-I just mean the politicians in general, especially all the right winged nut jobs (extremists only-not all Republicans-although it is hard to imagine anyone wanting to be part of a political party that supports such folks, but I digress) that are so serious about taking away our rights and don’t see America as a free country, unless we comply to the conservative-Christian-hate mongering- that is their way of life******