America is the greatest country in the world. Why Because we have FREEDOM, particularly FREEDOM OF SPEECH. As Americans, we are allowed to say whatever we want. Of late there has been much talk (including another iPetition) attempting to silence those Americans who are anti-war and anti-Bush, culminating in boycotts against pro-peace celebrities. To myself and countless others, these actions reek of censorship, malice and McCarthy-era contempt. If you do not agree with what someone says, celebrity or not, that is your right. But to personally target someone\'s means of existence is spiteful, cruel and Anti-American. It is also hypocritical.
Former President Clinton is viciously attacked on a daily basis. Conservative pundits rail against him on the radio, bumper stickers adorn cars, all savagely trashing him. Yet, when someone makes even a minor barb at Bush, he or she is branded a traitor and immediately reprimanded. This is hypocrisy, pure and simple. Conservatives need to understand that they are allowed to say whatever they want (including bashing Clinton); however, they must understand that EVERYONE ELSE is allowed to say whatever they want as well, including those \"dreaded\" and \"unpatriotic\" celebrities.
Please sign this petition stating that you are in favor of free speech for EVERYONE. Your signature will send a message that hatred and intolerance have no place in our great country.
Additionally, while this is not a requirement, I urge you to boycott the boycotters. Please do not support those people who continue to selfishly and cruelly target celebrities and others brave enough to speak their minds. Give them a taste of their own medicine. Do not patronize these people until they admit that all Americans have the right to say whatever they want.
Thank you, and God bless America.
I am just a concerned American, worried about the direction we are going in.
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