It’s a Rodeo Clown, People, and Clowns, Too, Have Rights

Michael Ramirez

…The right to criticize our government and the right to do and say dumb things are part of the individual freedoms preserved by our Constitution and endowed by our creator.

Benjamin Franklin once said, “Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”

Similarly, George Washington once wrote, “If freedom of speech is taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”

There was no clamor from progressives to fire anyone when a George W. Bush mask appeared on an impaled head clearly shown in a scene from the “Game of Thrones” on HBO.

There are far more important issues out there: The ObamaCare train wreck, a resurgent al-Qaida, increased global instability, the rise of Islamic extremism, the birth of a nuclear Iran, a jobless recovery, only 47% of the employed having full-time jobs, 47 million Americans in poverty, a $16.7 trillion deficit, the worst recovery in U.S. history, Bill Maher, Al Sharpton and Chris Matthews all getting paid to be on television, people actually watching “The View” …


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