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I have to say this is one thing that I thought I'd never see on the ACLU site. You are all about protecting rights, yet you blatantly just told people what not to wear? Did I read that correctly?
Don't create or impose a double standard when it comes to liberty. Freedom is freedom, any law or suggestion to do what you want to do is not freedom at all.
that last sentence should have read: "any law or suggestion to not do what you want to do is not freedom at all.
Chuck, very respectfully, I disagree. I believe that we have some laws to maintain order so that we may enjoy our freedoms. This protects our right to vote and I would be willing to refrain from wearing a political message for the few minutes that I am inside the poll booth to show respect for democracy. I do not want to be intimidated by angry campaigners on my way into the polls, and I would not feel comfortable handing my ballot over to a biased poll-worker, who is campaigning inside the polling place. One's freedom should not infringe on the freedoms of others. Just as we are are not free to steal from and murder people, we should not be free to intimidate voters at the polling place. Some may feel that a button or t-shirt is hardly intimidation, but where do we draw the line? It is easier to comply with the rule and ensure everyone's freedom to vote they way they choose than to get into the semantics of "freedom." And, hey... going to the polls is still not nearly as bad as going through airport security! :)
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