Here come the thought police...

A Wisconsin Teacher was arrested fora Blog Comment in which he praised columbine and yes, the police came a knockin' and the DA didn't just dismiss the case as absurd. Oy! What is this country coming to?


the ice chewer said...

Anything you BLOG can and will be used against you in a court of law.

Anonymous said...

It is an indispensable part of the democratic social contract that the expression of, and agitation for, ALL political viewpoints must be allowed -- even those that some people don't see as legitimate -- because the minute police start suppressing any viewpoint, whether "the law" actually authorizes that action or not, the government is at war with the people (as that phrase was used by John Locke).

It is also an indispensable part of the social contract that every victim of bullying shall have the police and courts available to defend him (in exchange for his giving up the right to use force himself). The Columbine shooters, and millions of other kids, are not only routinely denied this protection, but the law then compels them to keep going back to the place where the bullying occurs.

As far as I'm concerned, that is good and sufficient cause for everything they did. Indeed, if I could have gotten hold of a gun when I was their age, it would have happened earlier. And been right.