On the Litchfield Truthful, I noticed two t-shirts displayed prominently at a vendor’s tent: “F—- Biden” and “F—- Mills.”
How do you clarify that to wide-eyed kids taking in all of the sights and sounds of a Maine honest?
The Invoice of Rights says the federal government can’t abridge free speech, however entities such because the Litchfield Truthful can police language as they see match. Why it didn’t is an abomination.
How did our politics, not simply marketing campaign rhetoric, sink so low? To make sure, each events are responsible of going too far. Witness actually radical Democrats calling opponents “fascists” when, in comparison with the alarming rise of right-wing tyrannies around the globe, each events assist a free press, an unbiased judiciary, freedom to interact in mass demonstrations, and the precise to worship in any means we please — or not worship in any respect.
Nonetheless, why all of the vitriol? Columnist Max Boot says Republicans are so alarmed about imaginary Democratic plots that 40 p.c suppose violence in opposition to the federal government might be justified. Why? I blame the far proper’s outrage machine, fed by the social media cesspool, Fox Information, and extra excessive shops equivalent to NewsMax.
Noticed on Fb: “Utilizing Fox Information to assist your arguments is like saying you’re a marine biologist since you watch SpongeBob SquarePants.”
Dave Griffiths, Mechanic Falls