Michael Moore and Freedom of Speech

Get ready for a new wave of attacks from the authoritarian right on freedom of speech and dissent. Their newest argument will be based upon an Iraqi group quoting the work of Michael Moore. Shortly after this was posted, there’s already one right wing blog which fails to see the difference between supporting terrorism and exercising Constitutional rights in the United States.

Considering the degree to which conservatives see any dissent as treasonous, I’m sure that many more right wingers will jump on this band wagon. In the utopia of an alarming number of conservative bloggers, there is no dissent, no freedom of speech, and no separation of church and state (which is essential to preserve freedom of religion). In other words, the conservative utopia is alarmingly like Iraq under Saddam. There is no better way to allow the terrorists to win than to allow the fear of terrorism to destroy the principles this nation was founded upon as conservatives fight a perpetual war.

Update: Michael Moore Has Freedom of Speech, Even When He Is Wrong (Like Here)

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    James Joyner says:

    Just to clarify, the linked post (mine) dissents from that view.

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    Ron Chusid says:

    Didn’t mean to create any confusion. The purpose of the links in the posts is to show some of the discussion of this around the blogosphere, not indicate anyone’s position.

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