Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Casting a Paul on Free Speech

Rand Paul apparently did some (at least one, anyway) crazy thing in college. I haven't brought it up because that's the whole point of college, and judging people by what they did twenty years ago is just stupid.

However, putting aside Rand Paul, this should interest you.

In our conversation, she elaborated that she doesn't want her name in print because she's a clinical psychologist who works with former members of the military, some of whom are Tea Partyers, and fears that complicating Paul's Senate run could put her in danger.
This is America, and freedom of speech means the freedom to publicly disagree with someone else's speech; it doesn't mean the freedom to shut people up through the threat of violence or job loss. That's what terrorists and mobsters do. And I bet right now there a dozen 'baggers narrowing down the list of psychologists to find who this woman is, and then the intimidation will really start. I'll only be proved right if they're successful, of course. I hope I'm not proven right.


Joe The Plumber said...

I'd have to agree with you, when those Tea Party folks go after someone, they don't use half measures. I bet some of them will use State resources like computers and private databases to dig stuff up.

Danielk said...

Joe, I think the thing this therapist is worried about is guns and improvised explosives.

K.S.M. said...

Why is the therapist worried about Muslim extremists?