We take some time to talk about Chris Kyle. His book, the movie, what the media is getting wrong and how Jesse Ventura is kinda nuts.
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Todays show is titled “Chris Kyle, Dragon Slayer”. We are going to talk about what the popular media is saying about Mr. Kyle, what they have gotten wrong and maybe even right. Of course, will will slather on a heaping helping of common sense and sadly not so common sense.
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I would have thought that the most understood and accepted amendment to the Constitution would be the First Amendment. After all, how hard is it to grasp what freedom of speech means? Put simply, it means you can express yourself and your point of view without being silenced by someone else. Seems simple, right? Well, apparently the folks over at IO9 have only the most strained grasp of what our natural right to freedom of speech is all about.
The first thing we need to understand about freedom of speech, as it was laid out by our founding fathers, is that it is implicitly designed to cover the speech we hate the most. If it wasn’t there would be no reason to acknowledge it in an amendment. Those words should remind us that there is no need to protect a right that we can all agree with – so the intent was to cover ALL speech – particularly the speech we despise.
As so often seems to be the case, we find ourselves again wrestling with things that our founding fathers warned us about. In their day, they referred to them as “Factions”, but we know them as political parties. However, buying into our political parties in the same way that we root for our favorite football or baseball team is inherently self defeating.