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"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

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Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Freedom of Speech??

I have been following this story of Gen. Peter Paces remarks about gays in the military...

"General Pace gave his personal opinion on Gays in the military in a Chicago Tribune interview, saying he thought homosexuality was "immoral" and while the Gay community and many politicians believe the General should appologize, Pace is sticking by his comments saying he refused to appologize for his own personal beliefs..."Freddie Mooche Access News

From the Washington Post: "Will Gen. Peter Pace's mild repudiation of his remarks on homosexuality save the day, or will the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff be forced into retirement for saying that he personally felt homosexuality was immoral?"

I want to give that man a big high five. He was not speaking on behalf of the military. He was saying that he personally felt this way. I personally feel the same way this man does. But that is not the point. Even if I didn't feel this same way, he has a right to speak his opinion. "Freedom of speech is the concept of the inherent human right to voice one's opinion publicly without fear of censorship or punishment." Wikipedia

What is this country coming to when someone speaks their opinion and are threatened with retaliation for doing so?

Note: Pace clarified his comments rather than apologize saying, "I should have focused more on my support of the policy and less on my personal moral views."Freddie Mooche Access News

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