Wednesday, November 21, 2012

American idiot

The picture below is of an idiot from Massachusetts named Lindsey Stone who's gone viral with this image of her flipping off the sign at Arlington Cemetery during a work-paid visit to the DMV. Because of the fact that this brainiac then posted this pic on Facebook, and it really offended a lot of people, someone then started a viral campaign to get Ms. Stone fired.

Lindsey Stone at Arlington
 And she got fired.

And I'm not sure that this is right. As much as I am offended, both as a veteran and also as a veteran who has former shipmates killed on active duty buried at Arlington, one of the reasons that people like me wore the uniform of the United States Armed Forces was to defend and protect the right of people like Ms. Stone to express their views freely.

We used to (and I'm sure that people serving today still do) have a saying that went along the way of "I may disagree 100% with what you're saying, but I am willing nonetheless to put my life on the line to defend your right to say it."

Lindsey, you're an idiot, but you're an American idiot, and you have the right to do this abhorrent act and should not get fired because of it.