Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Making fun of Obama is dangerous speech? No, it is protected speech

Poster Showing President Obama as "Joker"

Obama poster news story

"Depicting the president as demonic and a socialist goes beyond political spoofery," says Hutchinson, "it is mean-spirited and dangerous."

Yes, well it is also protected under free speech, like the Mapplethorpe or the head of the Madonna made out of cow feces (and I am not Catholic by the way). These expressions were hotly debated and advocates of free speech strongly defended them. Likewise, the Obama Joker is free expression, and because it is a political expression it should be treated as the highest form of protected speech. The artist seems to saying that the Joker is a thief who steals from others. Like wise, Obama is a thief stealing from tax payers with his socialist agenda.  But that's just my observation.

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