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RE: Denver Police threaten to arrest woman for anti-bush sticker
jjl - 1/26/2005 9:58 PM
Practically, it depends on whether or not there are laws governing the display of particular words in public in that neck of the woods. More generally, it also depends on whether you think it is right to make a robust political statement that is likely to offend others not because of it's political content, but because of the use of taboo words in public.
Personally, I object to children having to hear repugnant lies from odious politicians much more than the occasional 'bad word', which they will in all likelihood be using behind the parental back in any case.
I believe the sticker in question was the evermore popular "Buck Fush" sticker. Not obscene, but the pig didn't like it.
Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.
-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address