Saturday, October 14, 2006

Respect Mah Authoritaa! (Or Go To Juvie Hall!)

Poor Julia Wilson (age 14), unsophisticated with regard to the perilous times in which we live, thought--as many of us do--she was able to express political opinion as she sees it, under the protection of Amendment the First to the Constitution of the United States.

According to a story on, linked on Drudge, she posted a photo of the President on her web page 'pon which she wrote, "Kill Bush" (her words, not mine, Mr G-Man).

She was taken out of class by a couple of SS thugs and questioned, and they were, reportedly, "unnecessarily mean."

I understand that they were just trying to scare the crap out of the kid, and they did just that, but does her admittedly crude statement of opinion qualify as a threat to the life of the President? I think that a cursory examination would've shown them that this was just a kid who doesn't like the Iraq war.

Hell, I don't like the Iraq war.

Now, Julia, justifiably angry after having been raked over the coals by our government's best jack-booted thugs, now plans to organizing other students to protest the war. Here's hoping she takes some time to study the nation's founding documents (I doubt the President has) and to learn what her rights are and what's right and what's wrong with the Republic.

It certainly is illegal to threaten the life of the President, and it ought to be (though no more so than to threaten the life of any other person), but it is just as certainly not illegal to express dislike for the President and his policies.

They've killed Freedom! Those bastards!

Warm regards,

Col. Hogan
Stalag California


The Wine Commonsewer said...

Rick's mom (my brother-in-law that looks like he plays with ZZ Top) hated Bush with a passion. Now that she's dead, she still hates him. Anyway, her brother was in the Big House on a life beef for murder and she used to call him every week or so. One week she's bagging on GWB big time and says somebody ought to shoot that bastard. Well. Duh. All phone calls to San Quentin are monitored and within four hours the SS is knocking on the front door. Unlike Julia, though, they didn't haul her off.

Anonymous said...

Maybe "I think Bush is a DICK", would've been a better choice of words?