Rocker Inserts Foot

Dennis Putnam dap1 at MINDSPRING.COM
Fri Dec 24 18:00:06 MST 1999


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Here is a letter to the editor of the Atlanta Urinal & Constipation I
wrote about Rocker. It sums up my postion on the issue. It was
written with the local black leaders picketing Turner Stadium,
demanding Rocker's ouster, in mind. Don't know yet if they will
publish it.

This may come as a surprise to the left-wing extremists but the First
Amendment has not been repealed and it still applies even to John
Rocker. The Constitution protects the right to be stupid, say crude
and/or unpopular things even if it is politically incorrect. John
Rocker has every right to say what he thinks just as the Braves have
every right, as his PRIVATE employer, to do with him as they please,
within the terms of his contract.

However inexcusable Rocker's comments may be, the blatant hypocrisy
of the left is even worse. Where are they went Farrakahn incites
blacks to violent action? Where was the outrage when Gore accused the
Republicans of murder (they were going to starve children, poison the
water and air, ad nauseum)? These are far more outrageous then some
childish name calling by a sports figure, but then I guess the First
Amendment only applies to left-wing speech.

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