Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Miami Marlins Muzzle Manager

Well once again we see free speech in America is a disappearing phenomenon.  Miami Marlins baseball manager Ozzie Guillen remarked that he "loves Fidel Castro."  For exercising his First Amendment rights, Guillen has been suspended for five games.

Making such a statement in Miami, with a heavy Cuban population of refugees from Castro's Commie Cuba, was a dumb thing to do.  I can't imagine how anyone with a functioning brain could claim to love Castro.  However, that's not the point.

Guillen has the right to love whomever he wants.  His affections take no skin from my nose or yours.  Hell, I love Nathan Bedford Forrest, Robert E. Lee, Stonewall Jackson and Jeb Stuart.  There are others in this country who would be appalled at my affection for these historical figures.  However, it's none of their damn business.

I really despise the growing intolerance in this country for unpopular opinions.  Either we all  have free speech or none of us do, fires in crowded theaters notwithstanding.

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