Just to follow up on yesterday's post with a well-written article link - for those who don't read my comments:
He covers the whole "higher standard vs. first amendment" subject pretty well I think.
Just a few ramblings from a confused guy. Former military, former cop. Husband. Father. Student. Role playing gamer, on intermittent weeks. Avid reader. Internet addict. Small "l" libertarian. Too many others to mention. The views and opinions expressed herein are my own, and do not reflect those of any official agency or government or species. Names have been changed to protect the guilty; God protects the innocent as a matter of course.
“May have been the losing side. Still not convinced it was the wrong one.”
"This report is maybe 12-years-old. Parliament buried it, and it stayed buried till River dug it up. This is what they feared she knew. And they were right to fear because there's a whole universe of folk who are gonna know it, too. They're gonna see it. Somebody has to speak for these people. You all got on this boat for different reasons, but you all come to the same place. So now I'm asking more of you than I have before. Maybe all. Sure as I know anything I know this, they will try again. Maybe on another world, maybe on this very ground swept clean. A year from now, 10, they'll swing back to the belief that they can make people . . . better. And I do not hold to that. So no more running. I aim to misbehave." ~ Captain Malcom Reynolds
Friday, February 13, 2009
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That's all I was trying to say! But he managed to convey his point in a much better way. There is an assumed higher standard for anyone in public service--right or wrong, fair or not. In the previous case--his only error was in showing bad taste. But last I checked, bad taste--just like stupidity--isn't a crime. The punishment didn't fit--simply because there was no cause for punishment. A simple--"You might want to rethink your decisions" would have been enough. Kind of like what I got when I accidentally sent a penguin sex joke to the XO of the squadron because I got the email address wrong. Opps. A--that was funny, just don't do it again.
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