One of these days, I’m going to stop reading over at Raw Story. If I don’t, I think I will end up with a concussion or two from the stuff I end up finding.
Case in point…
An Arkansas restaurant owner is apologizing after some people were offended by a message he posted on a sign outside his business. A passerby snapped a photo of the sign Friday night that complained that “Obamacare (was) America’s Punishment for…
Talk about a WTF moment?? He’s a business owner who’s using his own property to exercise his First Amendment protected right to free speech, but sometimes people should think twice before speaking once. That freedom of speech is protected by the Constitution, but there is no protection from the consequences of exercising that right. Such a message isn’t shocking at all coming from a Southern State, but this is 2013 and not 1913.
Then again, I guess this whole shutdown agenda IS about the PPACA. I refuse to call it “Obamacare” as that term was originated as a pejorative to cast the PPACA in a negative light. Until I hear the same people calling Medicare Part D “Bushcare”, I will not use the “O” term.
There’s likely the usual conservative combat army that’s saying this whole thing is because of Obama, the Democrats, or Liberals in general. Yet, I bet that nobody, other than the owner who put the sign up, was involved in the whole ordeal. He knows it was a mistake because the message didn’t last an hour before he took it down. If you’re going to speak, then at least have the testicular fortitude to stand behind your words. Also, it may pay to actually think things over once or twice before speaking. You can head off embarrassment more times than not by doing so.
- The Right’s Obamacare rhetoric is completely detached from reality (rawstory.com)
- Restaurant Owner Puts Up Really Unfortunate Sign (newser.com)
- Keep in mind, this stuff is planted in the media to make dumb people look stupid. (cafewitteveen.wordpress.com)
- Arkansas Restaurant Sign Claims Obamacare Is ‘America’s Punishment For Slavery Years’ (freshwaddabrooks.com)