The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee has launched an online petition to express outrage at conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh for saying he wanted President Obama to “fail.” – http://www.foxnews.com/politics/first100days/2009/01/27/dems-launch-online-petition-rush-limbaugh/
Now, I don’t have any real use for Mr. Limbaugh. I find his critical thinking skills inadequate, I believe his primary motivation is attention and a fat bank balance, and I find his rhetorical skills gallingly under par. I also think this is generally what you’re going to find in most political commentators you encounter if it’s their living, I really don’t care what the political view that they visibly espouse are.
But if you don’t believe in someone’s right to say something you don’t believe in, you don’t believe in free speech. Here’s the catch, when Mr. Limbaugh says something I don’t like, I’m allowed to say, “I don’t like that.”
I think the indignation on both sides illustrate to me more than ever that most people don’t get the point of freedom, nor do they really want to.