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Old 03-01-2003, 11:31 AM   #31
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Yes there are celebrities speaking out against war...would you suggest they don't have the right to do so? After all, free speech is supposedly a right afforded to all US citizens so I assume you're not suggesting they give up that right as soon as they make a film or release a record.

And as for the Martin Sheen/West Wing comment - Sheen has been active in politics as long as I can remember, it's hardly as though he's demanding people's respect because he plays a president on tv.

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Old 03-01-2003, 12:16 PM   #32
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Yes there are celebrities speaking out against war...would you suggest they don't have the right to do so? After all, free speech is supposedly a right afforded to all US citizens so I assume you're not suggesting they give up that right as soon as they make a film or release a record.

And as for the Martin Sheen/West Wing comment - Sheen has been active in politics as long as I can remember, it's hardly as though he's demanding people's respect because he plays a president on tv.

But if anyone knows where to get a Bartlet '04 bumper sticker then be sure to let me know

I agree. I don't think anyone should have to give their rights back to the government or whatever if they are in a successful movie or sell records. U.S. citizens, Irish citizens and mamy others live in countries that have freedom of speech. You don't have to agree with them. That's your right. I think Bono's statements are civil and rational. It's not like he called anyone a for supporting a war. He simply doesn't agree with them.
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never said they don't have the right... it's every american's god given right to be as hypocritical as they'd like to be
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Funny thing this polling business.. I'v voted in every election, local and national since the 80's, and have yet to have but one actual call from a polling place - some years back. When asked if I was republican or democrat, I ask what are your questions, I was hung up on.. I've not had another since. So I'm not really sure who the polls are calling. Are they calling same people or a more diverse list? Wonder about these things...
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