Thursday, December 14, 2006

Regarding: "petition to remove the "fuck the troops" myspace group!"

I posted the following bulletin on MySpace today in response to a bulletin that was posted by someone else. I think it speaks for itself.
In fairness, I'm including the original bulletin.

That said, what a great way to support Freedom of Speech. One of the very rights those troops are supposedly fighting for. The whole point of Freedom of Speech is to protect the right to speak openly about unpopular groups, or voice your displeasure with current political or social movements etc.

If anything, the list of names on this petition shows just how ignorant these people are about the nature of Freedom and what it is that those troops are actually fighting for.

I suggest you people go read the constitution and familiarize yourself with the rights you're trying to suppress with this petition.

You should be ashamed.

It doesn't matter at all whether or not you agree with their opinion, they have the Constitutional right to express those views, just as you have the right to disagree and make your own group in support of the troops.

First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America:

(First of the 10 Amendments otherwise known collectively as the "Bill of Rights")

"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

Think about what the troops are fighting for before you throw away your most basic rights and the very thing they are fighting for because you are simply offended by someone else's opinion, no matter how much you might disagree.

Thank you.

(And for the record, it is no small disappoint to me to see so many servicemen and women's names on this list. It saddens me that the very people fighting to defend this country do not understand importance of the very fundamental rights on which it was founded. The very essence of the "Freedom" they so fervently defend.)

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petition to remove the "fuck the troops" myspace group!

Body: ..What I'm wanting is your help in Creating a Petition to send to Tom to get this group removed. Anyone who is willing to help please repost this bulletin and I will send a message to Tom from Iraq when I get there.
Thanks.
Scott

Keep it Going!

1. Scott Hazlinsky U.S. Army
2. SGT. Jessamyn Sobecki U.S. Army
3. SGT. Richard Aller U.S. Army
4. SGT Kelsey Houser U.S. Army
5.SGT. Patrick Poore U.S Army
6. kevin
7. brittany fletcher
8. *Robin Nicole Pope*
9. Jenna Mary Jerich
10. Erica Fante- USMC Fiance
11. Erica Rossano- USMC wife
12. Heather Weber- USMC wife
13. Joel Weber- USMC
14. Rebekah Burnett Wife of a Marine
15. Ricky Burnett Lcpl Marines
16. Morgan Terry----Wife of a Marine
17. Tiffany Clark----usmc wife (SGT. Piatti)
18.AMANDA(MANDI)FRAZIER~~~~~USMC WIFE LCPL. FRAZIER
19. Zynthia Garcia
20. Delaney Cohea (USMC wife)
21. Allison Fulcher (USMC Wife to LCPL Fulcher)
22. Taylor Roberts (USMC wife, Army Sister-In-Law, Grandaughter Retired Navy)
23.Jennifer Debolt(USMC Wife, USAF sister-in-law, Grandaughter retired Army, Future ASAF sister)
24.Laura (ceci) Fenderson
25.vanisha soto
26. Teal Garcia
27. Dana Duehr (Army Wife)
28. Jade Lampin
29. Marla Freeman
30. Brad S.
31. Sarah (Lil Bee)
32. Daniel M.
33. Matt W.
34. Lcpl. Brandon Taylor- USMC;1st Marine Infantry Div. GrandPrairie, TX
35.Jennifer Brunkhorst(Army Wife!)
36.tonya ott (army wife)
37.patrick madrid (big bad army boy)
(empty space is for anyone brave enough to sit inside a fox whole for two days and still have the nerve to talk some shit. our soldiers is the last thing sane we have left of our political bullshit gov. it's not our soldiers we should be mad at. it's the fuckin millionaires we vote in to run our government. we as soldiers just do our jobs. protecting some tree huggin pussy who'd much rather cry than to stand up for himself. if they still fill the same afterwards they can move to Bagdad and i'll pay for the flight--- fuckin cowards)
38. Caylon Evans Wilkes - Army wife
39. Samantha Norman-Army Vetran and proud Army wife!
40. Mychal Hanson- Military Daughter
41. Blane Adams
42. Shannon Bunnell
43. Shannon Bergerson- Military Wife
44. Digger Bergerson- Military Man (Back in Dec 05 from 18 month duty in Kuwait)
45.Maddie Bergerson- Military Daughter
46. Cody Bergerson- Military Son
47. Sarah Bergerson- Military Daughter
48. Carah Kettner
49. Cassidy Bunnell
50. Rick Bunnell
51. Brenda Bunnell
52. Amanda Bunnell
53. Amber Bunnell
54.heather hintz
55.shmike kitzman
56. JP
57.ted kitzman
58.teah kitzman
59.sandy hofler
60.Jason Keisler
61.Kelly Keisler
62.Merry Weiland
63. John Weiland
64.SPC Faith Ulwelling US Army
65. Joseph Castleberg
66. Tianna Rowe
68. Aaron LaBau
69. Sara Smith (proud kid, friend and sister of military personnel)
70. Liz Rogers- USMC Wife
71. Mariah
72.Crystle Ann
73.SPC BOWAN DAVID K.
74. hilary mcconnell
75. Marissa Davies
76. SSG Steve Gray- US Army
77. Tracy Reindl
78. Mike Kersey
79. Tony Carter U.S. ARMY VET, Hanover Fire/EMS
80. Aaron Ernst Fire/EMS GET THESE MOTHER FUCKERS OFF THIS SITE!!! THEY DESERVE TO GO TO HELL!!!!
81. Sandy M.
82.Jimmy Young..Firefighter...nephew of a marine..these pll are idiots
83.Holly Robertson...Firefighter...what the hell are these people thinking??
84. Firefighter/EMT AJ Zuccarelli
85. Rachel Breyer
86. Kara Wakefield
87. nathan denton
88. Ashley Hunter
89. Sgt.Matthew Ryba, USMC
90. Lala Matthews Marine Wife
91. Jessie C.
92. Samantha Powden daughter of USN Master Chief Powden
93. chris peterson- USN
94. HTFR Corey Hamilton - USN
95. Marni Campbell
96. Sgt Matt Wilson
97. Katina Pope-WHOLE FAMILY MILITARY PROUD SISTER GRANDDAUGHTER, DAUGHTER, COUSINS, FRIENDS, AND ALL THE BRAVE GUYS AND GIRLS OVER THERE....LOVE U GUYS AND THANK YOU
98. SSG Richards, George
99. Stephanie -- Military family - -Damn proud of it too!!! Love all the troops and thank you all for all that you have done!
100. Bjorn, Norwegian Cavalry/Reserve/Armored Recon
101. Taryn Grunewald
102. DILLON R. GHERNA- Security/Police, These people need to be eliminated, the men and women of our armed forces are the only reason why there is myspace right now!!! If it wasnt for our soldiers keeping us safe god only knows where we would be!!!
103~FUTURE 5 OH~ GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS
104. DEPUTY285(PATRICK)~ SSGT. USMC
105. MARISSA JOHNSON
106.Darlene Jano~to those members in that group, f*** you too!
107.Josephine Nakasone~thanx to all the men n women in the service, our prayers are with you always n YOU will always be in my heart.
107. Pius Hadley Jr. U.S ARMY
108.Mae Thomas
109. Max D. Walter
110. Reagan Aron U.S. Army
111. Michael Bond U.S. Army
112. SPC. WOOD, DAVID U.S. ARMY
113. Ashley Geier U.S. ARMY FIANCE
114. PFC Baalmann, Joe U.S. Army
115. Michael Gurchik, U.S. Army
116. Jackie Gurchik, Army wife
117. MM3 Thomas Jamison, U.S. Navy
118. Meghan Jamison, Navy wife ~ Im sleeping alone tonight as I have every night for the past month and will continue to do so until my husband comes home. He is on patrol protecting the rights of the people who choose to condem him. I'm damn proud of my husband and every other person who makes the choice to join the military. Thank you for all that you've done.
119. MM3 Thomas Woodley, U.S. Navy
120. Micah Woodley, Navy wife~ ditto Meghan. The decisions of our leaders are not the decisions of the troops. These are out brothers, friends, sons, husbands and boyfriends fighting for our freedom, our rights and the way we live. I am proud of my husband and every person that decides to join.
119. Stephanie Curry ~ sister of an airman ~ don't hate the troops.. hate the president who sent them where they do not belong.. some military personel joined for reasons other than wanting to defend our country from terrorist we armed!
120. Ken W., Senior Airman, U.S. Air Force.
121. mike giesler, Airman first class, USAF
122. sarah beauchamp/ USAF
123. Andres Matt Carrasco/X SSgt USAF--These asses who have such a hate for our troops are most likely the same fucks who voted for the president and cabinet who send the troops to these screwed up places. So you should hate yourselves retards.
124. Leonard J. Pritchett, Senior Airmen Select, USAF--My wife was taking care of my 2 kids for 6 months while I was over there defending these fuck sticks right make a "fuck the troops" myspace group. Fuck these guys they're clown shoes.
125. SSGT. SHON K. KELE, ..U.S.A.F.---HICKAM AFB, HAWAII
126. A1C John BAyuDan--U.S.A.F.--HAWAII..
127. Jennifer W. - Army daughter and Army ROTC Cadet.
128. Robert Yokoi- USAF... soon to be 2d Lt
129. Mariko Meana-USAF
130. SSgt Jordan L.K. Acosta----USAF-------
131. SrA Adam S. Bearden, USAF, MHAFB, ID/God will forgive those who know not what they do! May God Bless the Military and all of their families too! HUA!
132. A1C "Slim" O'Mahoney ---USAF---
133.AMN David Larson---USAF---
134. A1C Kelly T---USAF---
135. Sgt. Muthafucken Clouser - USMC---
136. Cpl Ashton --UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
137. Sgt Javier Cortes Jr --UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS
138. Julie Robinson--USMC Wife
139.Cpl. Ryan Robinson--USMC
140. Lcpl. Daniel Studdard-USMC
141.Lcpl. Jim Chappell- USMC
142. Lcpl Shane Brown-USMC
143. Amanda Mac Jackson, Ga
144.Gerade Nathan SPC Tanker US Army
145. A1C Huseman Donovan- USAF Security Forces
146. Rachael Stephens- military wife and sister
147. Brandon Wofford- military dependant/ Supporter!
148. Amanda Grooms- military supporter!!! :)
149. SSgt. Brett McCarrier~Kunsan AB, South Korea!
150. A1C Jennifer Rice- USAF - Columbus, MS.
151. A1C Brian Ciccone - USAF- Columbus AFB, MS.
152. A1C Zach Brija - USAF - Korea --haha, i didnt even know about these guys, we should invite them all to a "tree hugger hippy lets get high and complain together" discussion campout in the middle of the woods somewhere and then proceed to hunt them down in military fashion with nothing but rusty K-BARS and C-Wire dipped in pigshit, then hang them feet first from the trees and let the technis/gangreen kick in all the while giving them chinese incision torture..... yeah that sounds about right
153. SSgt Riley Parrish- USAF
154. Kristilee Jansen-USMC sister...Love you Howie!
155. Jessica Wozniak
156. MA3 Joseph Smith USN. Bethesda, MD
157. MA3 Nicholas Casiello, USN Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
158. STS3/SS Patrick Corey, USN USS Navada SSBN 733
159. MA3 Brad Langham, USN MILITARY WORKING DOG HANDLER NAVSTA EVERETT
160. MA3 Courtney Hoye, USN NAVSTA EVERETT
161. MA3 Scott Ragsdale, USN NAVSTA GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA
162. MA3 Ashley M. Dean USN Navsta Guantanamo Bay, Cuba!
163. MA3 Stephen Wilson USN, KUWAIT
164. IT2 Amanda Dawson USN, AFGHANISTAN
165. Lindsey H.
166. Pamela Jones
167. ENS Max Jones USN, DJIBOUTI
168. Danielle L.
169. Candice H.
170. Danielle H
171. Mary
172. Karen Neely
173. Jorge Ruiz
174. Jack Neely
175. John Neely
176. George Schubert
177. Mindy Lovejoy
178. Bobbi Smith
179. casey bell (army brat my dad is in the army... and my best friend in the marines ) so fuck da haters.... and my mom was in.... and my grandpa
180. joesph bage
181. CPL James B Bennatt, USMC
182. CPL Justin W Ende, USMC
183. LCPL Chris Mazur, USMC
184. Cpl Ramirez Luis A. , USMC
185. Sgt Greely Thomas R , USMC
186. Tracey Toth...I have friends currently serving
187. Malissa
190. Rev.Bob......being Ex Military...thats shit is fucked up...start a group called "fuck Bush" I am fine with that...
191~~ BABA, American!!!!!
192. James McLeod- son of a COMBAT VETERAN/ AMERICAN
193. Tommy "Rabid" Tunaitis, U.S. Army (Most of my friends & family is former/current military.)
194. SSgt. Sean Firlein, USAF
195. Mike Evans (FF Protecting America on the Homeland)
196. Jack McPartland Fire Suppression Expert
197. Cindy
198. F/F-EMT Ryan Wiley
199. Nick DiRobbio-US Army- RI Army National Guard
200. becky gifford-- thank you to all our troops !!
201. pfc eric carrier-ri army national guard
202. Brianna Duffy
203. ILLA "than" MOS! aka Drew I
204. L boogs
205. Jen a.k.a. "Impressionable Pain"-- U.S. Air Force Vet
206. Abby
207. Jessica F
208. Nick Breitbach
209. allison kasal
210.SPC Tim Miller U.S ARMY AIRBORNE
211. Erin Henkle-(sister of USMC Recruit)
212. Jodi Tuttle
213. Amber Wallerich- Granddaughter/Cousin/Friend/daughter in-law of Military personnel, and troop supporter. God Bless all the men and women who are fighting to keep our country safe. You are all in my thought and prayers for a quick and safe return HOME where you belong! We all just needed to vote the son of a BUSH out!
214. Jacki Ellenwood -- Military family and friends -- God Bless the United States Military! Pray for a safe return home for our family and friends overseas!
215. Jason Voyna
216. chantel kingdon
217. Pfc Sanders, Brian USMC
218. Whitney Buttolph
219. A1C Joshua Guest, USAF
220. Stayc Harrison
221. Kylie Looper - Proud girlfriend, granddaughter, friend, and supporter of the military. God bless all of you who are willing to put your lives on the line for our country.
222. AMN Wickham, Nathan USAF
223. AMN shawn brown USAF
224. Amn Tiffany Thomas USAF
225. A1C branden brookens USAF
226. Jennifer Saylor- God Bless Our Troops!!!
227. SrA Joseph Turnage USAF
228. A1C Nathan Mros Eielson AFB AK USAF
229. SrA Meghan Downey USAF
230. A1C Dacia Pascoe USAF D 231. A1C stephen crutcher USAF
233. AMN Melanie Sepulveda-Hunter USAF
234. Critina DaValle
235. Cpl. Kevin Swiney USMC
236. Diana Pedraza- Proud US citizen, God Bless America & Our Soldiers!
237. Andrew Lares
238. Tim Dunbar US Coast Guard
239. Joy Rath
240. Steven Kaunisto (brother of Marine)
241. Nicholas East (grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend, of vets and troops over there fighting for me becuz i cant go.)
242. LCPL Matthew Pietrangelo - USMC
243. Sergeant Haley S. Sebastian ~ United States Marine Corps
244. Craig Grambau (USAF son and nephew)
245. PV2 Samuel Gardner MI ARNG
246. Julie Pietrangelo (granddaughter, friend, cousin, girlfriend, sister)
247. Susan Parmentier (USN daughter)
248. Elena Coullard- God Bless our Troops who are choosing to sacrifice their lives so that others can have freedom. God Bless all of those bereaved families!
249. Jenni Madden - I have a niece in the U.S. Coast Guard and a nephew in the U.S. Marines. I have nothing but love for the people who make sacrifices and endure the horrors of war for nothing more than a decent wage and the desire to follow through with the most unselfish way to serve America! We can ALL serve America well by supporting them.
250. Deb Mason-My father was in the US Marines for 23 years. He was my hero and I love, respect and miss him very much!!
251. Matt Mason - The troops are just doing their job. If anything blame their boss, FUCK BUSH!
252. Esmie Longtin: USCG Active Duty
253. Jenny: Navy sister
254. Melissa Bieger: Navy Daughter
255. joshua waldron: navy son, nephew, grandson, and cousin.
256.chris young: navy brother. we all have friends or family in the military. so we should all be supporting them. stand behind the troops or stand in front with the enemy.
257. Danielle Danaher- Army Wife...I totally agree with what chris says...Support our troops!!!
258. autumn rivers--granddaughter of Navy/Army vets. support our t
259. Supra King- Tnx 4 keepin us safe guys n girls!!
300. Morgan- air force brat my whole life- thats my dad their talkin bout!!
301.Greg G
302 Jessica Theresa Fox
303. Brandon H
304. Ari
305.cedric aka luda
306. Knowledge Soundz Entertainment
307. Fredrick Moore A.K.A Sonrize
308. Geni Sepulveda
309. Zach Sepulveda (they really should be removed since the only reason they are allowed to say that is because we provide them with the freedom and liberties they possess, try saying that in N. Korea, Iran, etc. You'd be decapitated along with your family. Its funny how "americans" decide to bad mouth those who protect their rights as americans. If it wasn&..39;t for soldiers, we'd be part of England still, the French would be speaking German, along with the majority of European Nations, and slew of other "saved by soldiers, sailors and airmen" history lessons you might have heard of)
310. Salvador Montes de Oca:Support the troops...BRING THEM HOME!
311. Joseph Reyes-United States Air Force Veteran. Please delete this disgraceful group from myspace. GOD BLESS AMERICA, MY HOME SWEET HOME.
312. Alex Alvarez
313. Rashid Akil-Davis Neighbors
314. Anna David
315. SSgt Darryl Johnson 609 Air Communications Sq- I did my time out there and if it wasn't for the past fallen troops they wouldn't have the right to say shit like that freely...
316: SrA Benjamin Wierzba
317: SSgt Petrin USMC/USAF crossbreed
318. Kevin Simard-- proud supporter of all our troops. Thank you all.
319. jen
320. derek support the troops not the war -- bad guidence isnt their fault
321.Rob Gollin (gollin626) Cleveland Ohio
322. Nicky (UK)
323.Mike Luther(usa)assholes are everywhere
324. Hunter 7 - GET THESE FUCKERS OFF OF HERE!
325. Seneca Mark - I support the troops, but not the war!
326. Zero and Falling - What Mark said...
327. Jessica Montez
328. Amn Richards - SF - Standing TALL for my US Troops! HUA
329. Hayley Herrmann soon to be Mrs. Lieutenant Ward- I support my fiance that is at pilot training for the United States Air Force ready to defend our country since he was a boy. I love you baby...
330. Erica~ my cousin is in the Navy and my neighbor is in the Marines and went to Iraq last year
331. Brooke Fielder~ Proud to have the men and women there to defend our country whenever they are needed!
332. Kelly Gott- Get these cocksuckers off here. These men/women are riskin their lives so WE can be here at home playin on myspace. HOORAA troops
333. Andrea Migura* I support our troops... everyone of them are our angels...
334.charlie-i support and thank the troops for all that they do for us
335. hayde zubia- thanx troops for keeping our country safe.
336. Abi Tovar- Active duty(navy); many of my friends died fighting in Iraq for freedom and we dont need groups like this putting us down, they deserve better.
337. Luis Montiel USN
338. Alicia Tilley ~USN, Almost my whole family is in or has served in the Military, We fight for the right for people like This to say stuff like that.
339. Natasha Schroeder~ I have several friends and family in the military and I LOVE AND APPRICIATE THEM ALL!!!
340. Andi - I appreciate all that the military does for us b/c I could never do that kind of a job. I am a wuss! Not everyone will agree as to why our troops are in Iraq but that doesn't matter. The point is, they are there! Support what they do anyway! They didn't volunteer to go over there!
341. Stephanie --(support the troops!!!!! damnit! you like living free in the States?? well that wouldn't be possible without the troops!!! i support them a million percent! they deserve it! you people not supporting them piss me off!!!)
342. Grady - "g-radd." Fuck the troops? pff, Fuck You... Freedom Isn't Free
343. Jayme - wtf is the matter with people?
344. Stephanie- proud cousin (3xs), daughter, grandaughter and friend of the members of the U.S. ARMY!!!! also proud friend of the NAVY and MARINES.
345.Anthony Verdi- thanks and god bless you...stay safe
346.AMY HARRISON- GET THOSE IDIOTS OUT OF HERE!!! I WISH WE COULD SEND THEM OVER THERE!!!!! BET THEY WOULDN'T HAVE SO MUCH TO SAY THEN!!! LOL
347. Jason & Cylisa Moore - WE LOVE THE TROOPS! - "The only thing necessary for the success of evil is for good men to do nothing"
348. Meghan Hill- Proud friend of 2 United States Marines!
349. Courtney Templeton-I know 4 in the Army and they deserve better than this.....Proud to have our troops serve our country!
350. Scott Duncan........proud friend of many soldiers who serve this country!!!!!!!!
351. Christina Courville....who actually would do that? What the hell? People these days!!!
352. SSgt Jose Flores, US Air Force and damn proud of it!!!!!!!!!!!
353. Lauren Van Meter- i am not in the millitary but i do have family and friends that are in it. I am sick of hearing ppl say that the troops are the ones that are wrong... if that is the case GET YOUR ASS OVER THERE AND AND GET BLOWN UP... i dont agree with the war but i do think that we should support our troops in there time of need. Millitary family member
354. PFC Ganther, Alan J- USMC
355. PFC ROSS-----USMC
356. LCPL Long----USMC
357. LCpl Dylan L. Smith, USMC -- Morrisville, Mo
358. reagan langston - ....disrespectful bitches...*shakes head*
359. SRA Andrew Walthour---USAF ammo troop
360. SGT Susan Walthour---- USAF services
361. A1C Jonathan Gonzalez--USAF Electronic Technician
362. AB James Courtright -- USAF Combat Camera (VPD)
363. AB Caitlin Putman -- USAF Broadcaster
364.David Wilson---(former A1C)
365.Crystal Rodriguez~Pround Air Force Wife
366.bryan parsons ( tattoo artist) thes guys die or risk there lives to give you the fredoms we all injoy. they deserve some respeact.
367. SGT Kathleen Cloose --US ARMY
368. PFC Jonathon Pigott -- US ARMY
369. SSGT Ruth Wilson - USAF - Operations Intelligence
370. Andria Russow
371. Julie McHugh
372.Chris Jensen
373.Hayley Hall- my friend barry is in iraq so please sign
374. shawnna walton- my brother is in the usmc in iraq
375.CHRISTINA COLEMAN-my cousin is joining the air force and IM AN AMERICAN SO I STAND BY MY COUNTRY AND TROOPS !!!!!
376.HOLLYE MALADY- GOOD LUCK JIMBO IM GONNA MISS U SOO MUCH B SAFE C U WHEN U GET BAC HOPEFULLY I WILL C U N SEPT.!!! US ARMY!!!!!!!!!
F*%@ those who dont!!!!!
377.Collier Mathis-( got friends in army) sign this petition and keep it going
378.Tayler Stout-i got alot of friends and family in our troops and they deserve appreciation!!
379.Caitlyn Landry- - Jake Sides&&Jacob Mosley!!! I miss Ya'll!:(
380. Matthew G.
381. Derek Laird-Sgt.Dustin Laird, I love you brother.
382. Emily Anderson
383.Tracy Campbell
384. Billy McGee - U.S. Army Veteran 1990-1994 (First Iraq War)
385. Janna Kaler
386. Wendy Lofton, TN
387. Kory Green, TN
388. mike reave
389. Mandy Chambers, La
390. SHElBy!
391. Chase
392. Stephanie W.
393. Kyler Patterson Marine Corps Son
394. Salena Honts..... Army Wife and Pround of It
395. Melissa Suiters- Army Wife =)
396.Lydia~~~ex- military wife!
397.Crystal C.
398. Jessica Aviles
399. Ally L.
400.Andrew Covey
401. nik fust
402. Jessica Monroe
403. Julissa Salas
404.JERARDO ALMENDAREZ
405.ROXY HOLLYWOOD <33
406.myndsight- a rock band that definatly supports the troops
407. Lee West
408.Alisa Palacio
409. Jon from MySpace - that's ridiculous... it shouldn't take a stinking petition to have this removed, but ugh..
410.Rachel Peraza- Friend Of Army Troop
411. Brandon Pannell- U.S. Navy
412. kla
413. Deante long- U.S. Army
414. Destiny Stevenson- U.S Army Wife
415. PEARL TIRADO- PROUD ARMY WIFE
416.Raquel Garcia
417. PV2 Brent Reyes. fuck the troops? FUCK YOU! if it wasnt for the u.s. military, you wouldnt have the fuckin right to bitch and moan about anything. try living under a dictatorship like saddam hussein then talk. like ..37 said. if you can do my job, ill happily pay for your plane ticket to iraq. youll be pissin your pants when bullets and mortars are flying at YOU.
418. PV2 Jessica Reece..Yea Im with Brent! Its bullshit that theres even a group against tha troops! You think we're just out here in the desert for fun..Hell nah, we're here for you, someones gotta be here and you pussys that are against know yall couldnt take it out here
419. Tyler Angell
420. Amie S.
421. shauna-friend of a soldier
422.SGT Jayson Yardley U.S. ARMY TQ, Iraq
423.SPC KORY BEECH US ARMY TQ, IRAQ.....FUCK EM ALL!!
424. Jasmine Jaye--rott in hell you bastards
425. Dottie H- SUPPORTING our troops doesn't mean you have to support the war!
426. SARAH BROWN(BURROW)- I DO NOT AGREE WITH WAR BUT I DO SUPPORT OUR TROOPS 100%, YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS, I LOVE YOU WILLIAM BE SAFE
427. The Breezeway
428. One Tribe Ent Group ~~~I was Army Infantry 1st of the 15th
429. Paco - INSIDE JOB, I SAY! THE GOVT IS IN IT AND OUR TROOPS ARE DYING IN VANE!
430. Julie (Georgia Peach) - 4 of my best friends died in Iraq
431. ro (sires_servant_girl)
432. Sara (PaganBaby)
433. PV2 Alan Grenier 3rd BCT 3RD ID "Not Fancy, Just Tough"
434. Amy Harding
435. Chelsea Pruett
436. Gregg Pruett (navy reserves)
437. Tracey Pruett
438.Marissa Hoehn
439. Tim Kibler
440. Adam Pendergrass...USAF...ACTIVE DUTY.
441. Julie DeClue
442. Sgt. Ryan C. Schatz (U.S. Marine Corps)
443.Rachelle Gullet-Parham-- Navel Wife and Marine
444. Diana Gorigus --- ARMY MOM
445. Erica Stahly - - - ARMY SISTER
446. Virgil Franklin (son of ww2 vet)
447.Cathy w/a "C"-Son-in-law leaves for Iraq tomorrow, and my daughter just found out last week, that she is pregnant with their first child!!! I promise you he DOES NOT want to go, but he is a REAL man and will serve and protect all of us.Thank you to all that serve, like the guy said before..."Stand behind our troops, or stand in front of the enemy"...God Speed!!!
448. Scott B. - former Marine
449. April - i have two friends over in iraq i miss u guys..
450. Pekel, T.H., R. (Army, active duty) God bless all my brothers and sisters over seas fighting.
451. SSG Rich McMahon - I don't care if they get romoved or not. I pray to God that these people find themselves in need of some help one day just so I can extend my hand to them, , , then watch their faces as they realize I'm holing a pistol.
452. David Parker (active Army)
453. Noel Colgate (Army Wife)
454. Richard Klupp (friends in afghanistan, iraq, and border patrol)
455.Ashley Boeckholt(my cousin is in the army in iraq.. and my brother is in the air force in Korea..)thank you too all that serve
456. Danielle Caito (Friends and family have been serving my whole life...we owe a lot to them)
457. Chelsey Shope, Army Girlfriend(I've had cousins, friends, and the most important person to me, -dylan- in the military)
458. Ruben Vargas - My bro's are over there, fuckers!
459. Matt BTA Knoop- fuckin punks need to grow up and learn some thing ill teach them Bitches!!!!!!!!!
460. Laura Pittenger-Friend, Grandaughter, Neice, Cousin, and Great Grandaughter (etc) of Military Personnel and Veterans
461. rebecca lacy... daughter, grandaughter, niece, of veteran and friend of active duty military
462. A1C David Lison, 3rd Generation Air Force.
463. Polly Milbourne. Friend, Grandaughter, Sister, Neice, Cousin and so on of Military Personnel and Veterans.
464. Cadet 1Lt. Ben Parrish, Civil Air Patrol USAF AUX.....and son, and grandson of military Vets
465. Julie Ott--granddaughter and niece of Military Veterans
466.Kym Burke-My nephew Sgt David A. Dean who just started his second tour of duty in Iraq!!! I am proud of him and miss and love him very much!!!
467. Mary Ford
468. Abby Miller-US Navy Wife
469. FC2(SW/AW)MARCUS R. WILLIAMS - US NAVY
470. roderick a. williams (my bother num 469.)
471. Kristal Dill (for my cousin)
472. Megan Smith- for all my brothers USMC
473.Lcpl James Service V - USMC...
474. II Marine Expeditonary Force - USMC, Camp Lejeune NC.
475. Danielle Lambert- USMC Sister
476. Francisco Johnston
477. Anna Brown- good friend and supporter uf the us military keep it going so we can get these assholes off myspace
478. Dustan Settlage- Best friend in the marines
479. beatrice wade- 2 best friends in marines reggie remson, and dj mcnamara - is in iraq
480. Erin Rachel
481. Jessica Peterson
482. Suzanne Dillard- My boyfriend Jamie is in the US Army 101st
Airborne. He's currently serving in Iraq. He is my hero
and I'm very proud of him for serving our country. I miss
him so much and cant wait for his return.
483. Jennifer Bari
484. Megan Bars
485. Nicole Rogers
486. Elijah Croce
487.SGT. Jay Scott(U.S. ARMY, 101ST Airborne)
488.Kim J. Scott(Proud ARMY wife, I Love You baby!)
489. Kristin Rerra
490. Charles Barmore
491. Jean Elder
492. Melissa Robinson - USMC
493. Jade Long
494. CHRISTIANA HANSTEIN (BROTHER IN AFGHANISTAN)
495. BRITNEY LEWIS - my cousin SSGT RAMSEYER died in iraq.. RIP
496. Shana Weiss
497.brendan bowe- i may not like the war , but i cannot turn my back on my brothers, these people on this group are a threat to everyone in the world, even themselves , its a tragic situation and removing them from myspace is only a drop in the bucket toward what needs to be done.
498.JEREMIAH JOHNSON- HAVE FAMILY IN THE MILITARY
499.Poor Knight of The Temple-Warrior of God-Friends in the Army.
500. Benjamin Sapp
501.WARONTERROR-AUSTRALIA- Proud to call America an ally
502. Mike Sullivan "Sully" God Bless Our Troops and Allies!!
503. Melanie Dixon - Army Girlfriend
504. Laura Duncan
505. Brandon Carroll
506. Chirsty Vandiver
507. Amanda Dixe, TN (I have friends and family in the military so please keep this going)
508. Tiffany Adkins Fort Campbell, Ky - Army Wife!!!
509. Spc Dustin Adkins- stationed in Iraq at the moment!!!
510. Samantha Frazier-Military daughter
511. Jo Bush-military step daughter
512. Leah Burgess-military step daughter.
513. Savannah Bryant - military daughter
514. Chase Bryant - military son
515. Kelsey Kazmar - military daughter
516. Dominic Kazmar - military son
517. Leslie Ward- Military daughter (19 years) and military girlfriend!!!!!!!!
518. PFC WHICKER- EVEN THOUGH I JUST GOT NJP'D I STILL HAVE A SOUL! SUPPORT THE TROOPS EVEN THOUGH YOU DONT AGREE WITH WHAT THEY ARE FIGHTING FOR... HELL SOME OF THEM DONT AGREE BUT STILL THEY FIGHT.
519.LCPL MOSLEY....I LOVE THE FUCKIN MARINE CORPS AND FUCK WHOEVER HAS A PROB WITH THE ONES WHO ARE DYING FOR THIER FREEDOMS!
520. LCpl Padilla. Its Bullshit that me and my fellow Marines sacrfise so those fags can do that shit. I say DRAFT BITCHES!!
521.J.Patterson, military sister LCpl JR Patterson
522.BreAnna Smith-Gf
523. Brittany Krynock
524. Heather Mayle~ I support all the brave soilders who risk they lifes for me, you and EVERYONE. And its a fuckin shame the some poeple have the nerve to down grade them like they are notthing.
525. Falon aka Bella!! I have family who graduated from West Point NY, an served in Iraq...an a really good friend who who is still in Iraq at this very moment!!
526.chizzy-my whole family served in some type of wars father vietnam-brother golf- all my fathers brother-vietnam causins golf and war on iraq
527. BOB-0 - I have three uncles that served in Vietnam and 1 that served in the gulf twice.And my best friends father got two purple hearts in Vietnam. I support them and I say fuck this group...Take it off!
526. Christy Marie- i say... if you cant stand behind them.. feel free to stand infront of them....... i support them so i say take it off.
527. Ashley Boley
528. Leah Novak
529. Alisha Ralsten (U.S. Army Vet) 526 is right, all those people in that group feel free to stand in front of our soliders, at least then we know that the real men and women in this country will come home.
530. Bianca Sandifer- Ummm my fiance is in the military this is so awful, please get this off myspace.
531. Cassie Johnson U.S. Army Wife
532. Brittany Morgan-Even if you don't support the war and the President, support the men and women over there fighting it isn't their choice to be there, it is their job.
533. Bruce Morgan
534. Jamie Lewis
535.Buddy Hill
536. Jocelyn Drawdy - I agree with ..526
537. LT. Brian Lee Hood/ Company Eight/CCFD
538. Tera Benford
539. Adam D.
540. Shaun Privett- Have you guys even seen the memebers of that group. They're all fuckin underage "emo-kids". Just give them time, and they'll cut themselves. hehe HOORAAH!!! AMERICA!!!
541. SRA Miller, Security Forces, United States Air Force!!!! im going to IRAQ next month, I may not go with what the president has to say, but i will soon be putting my life on the line for ALL of you and your FREEDOMS. So if you like putting all of these messages online and talking about what you dont understand, then all i can say is take the M-4 and 240B from my hand and sit in the turret of a HUMMV and fight off all of those bastards that want to take your freedom of speech from you!!!! I say to ALL OF YOU will you take the place of the soldier, airman, marine, or sailor to defend what you hold dear to you???!!!! I think all of the people who waste there time talking about the politics should stop for a second and instead of blaming the fucking troops for all of the war in the world you should stop and thank the troops since your PUSSY ASS wont shut the fuck up and grab that gun from my fucking hands and defend what you belive. So the next time you are blabering on about what you belive stop and thank me and my fellow airman, soldiers, marines, and sailors that are dying each day to keep your lazy asses safe, and free!!!!!!!!!
542. Shana Harris
543. Rachel Gillam
544. Becky Giffin
545. Aimee Roach- wife USAF, my husband is in Iraq
546. Destiny Ledbetter USAF wife!!!!!!!!!
547. SPC James Oliver US Army Cavalry!
548. Kaitlyn McHugh
549. PVT2 Shannon Guinn US Army Calvary Scout
550. Jessica Sanders
551. Art Buff (Grandson To USN Vets., Nephew To USAF Ret. And 4yrs. Benedictine Military School.)
552. MAJ Scott A. Bean, we should start a group "Fuck the Emo Kids"
553. Corpral Rajan A. Dulamal Benedictine Military School
second squad leader Band co. (thought that made me sound special)
554. Cadet Senior Airman Tufo Civil Air Patrol Cadet, and Benedictine Military School Cadet
555. Damon Clayton - proud son of a Iraq war veteran, And planning on serving myself
556. Brandon Lebe - if you dont agree with them then shut the fuck up we don't want to hear it, they do their job like you do yours, they don't say "Fuck The DOctors or Lawyers or Engineers...etc" do they?
557. Katie Koehling
558. Sara
559. Rich Olsen
560. Retired SFC Allen Olsen United States Army
561. Huggins- Granddaughter of US ARMY COLONEL, Granddaughter of US Airforce Reconized Aviation Artist.
562. Megan Perry- my brother was shipped out this past sunday, my great uncle the famous leader of the flying tigers, every male in the family on my dad side has served in every war!
563. Ashley Lindstrom
564. Lorenzo Jackson
565. Ashley Moore
566. Jessica Carroll -Cpl at Norwich University (Military College of Vermont) and Army ROTC Cadet
567. Joe Mozzi -Cpl at Norwich University. Contracted with the United States Marine Corps
568. TJ O'Malley - Cpl. at Norwich University.
569. Jesse Dunn - Cpl. at Norwich University and Army Cadet
570. Rebekah
571. 1st Sgt. Dundon - GET SOME ! - All gave some; some gave all. Remember those who give you the right to speak your mind, you have freedom. But exercise it wisely .. or I'll beat your ass
572. Laura-- my prayers go out to the troops.
573.cpl garrett , oorah kick some ass troops
574. Wesley G. Hill Officer Candidate and Sergeant of MARINES
575. Mike McDaniel- USMC
576. Elizabeth McDaniel- Proud Marine Wife
577. Kayla Reynolds Porud Ex USMC Marine Finace
578. Grey Foser- California Law Enforcement and and advocate of pride in our country that provides the freedoms that some people unfortunately take advantage of and do things like this.
579. Cpl. Hardison, John J. - USMC
580. Whitney Hardison- Proud Marine Wife, Toughest Job in the Corps!!!!!!
581. Cpl. Smeck, Andrew L.- USMC
582. Sgt. Smeck, Nicholas W. -USMC
583....jenn canning
584. Chris Taylor- California Firefigher
585. Matt Rau Contractor
586. Sean McCarthy
587. Paul Dahlen
588. Jessica Lewis-my boyfriend is at Basic right now for Army National Guard, preparing to do what he can to help protect this country. I am damn proud of him and his choice to help others help us. Ya'll should be ashamed of yourselves for maligning these wonderful, proud people. I am very proud of him and all the other men and women out there doing their part to protect us, so the question is:what are you doing for the people of this country?
589. Gara Pomeroy
590 Kari Townsend
591 Diane Townsend
592 Rona Townsed
593 Susan Devan
594. S.Marie~
595.Sherry Wozniak (PROUD AIR FORCE WIFE)
596.Maleia Nyberg~Friend and family member of the troops~
597.Sarah Garcia usmc wife
598.Roxy and chester
599. Benito GArcia usmc Sgt
600. Ashley Lewis - USMC
601. Lcpl Steve Hawkins- USMC
"Only two defining forces have ever offered to die for you,
Jesus Christ and the American G. I. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom"
602. Allison Kasal - u guys all rock my socks off, miss you especially, timothy miller!
603. Spc. Jeff Hurst-U.S. Army~Infantry
604.jessica-prayers got out to u guys and girls
605. Rob Jennings- no one should be hated for risking their life to protect our freedoms
606. Lee Chalmers- my brother is in the army damnit
607. PFC Chalmers, Alex C- U.S. ARMY INFANTRY
608. Spc. Randy L Davis-US Army INFANTRY
609. PFC Christopher W Brack- US Army INFANTRY
610. PV2 Ryan F Aulbach-US Army INFANTRY
611.PFC Jamie C. Petraszewsky-US Army INFANTRY
612.SPC(P) Mark A. Gandar - US ARMY INFANTRY
613. CPL (P) Brian Gualt- US ARMY INFANTRY
614. Jennifer Gandar - US ARMY INFANTRY WIFE
615. Terry Carter- US ARMY INFANTRY MOTHER-IN-LAW
616. Kaleb Gandar- THE GANDAR BABY SAYS FUCK YOU HATERS " ARMY STRONG'
617.Kimberly Swearingen
618.Jonathan Hernandez
619.Kayleigh Jolie Hernandez
620. Ida Lynn Gallardo
621. Rene Aguilar
622. Nayeli Alessandra Aguilar
623. *******PROUD ARMY WIFE LATOYA JOHNS*********** FUCK ALL YOU HATERS YOU DON'T LIKE KEEP IT TO YOURSELF OK THEY ARE THE REASON FOR YOUR FREEDOM !!!!

IF YOU DON'T STAND BEHIND OUT TROOPS FEEL FREE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM!!!!!

YEAH SEE IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO STAND IN FRONT OF THEM YALL ARE JUST A WHOLE BUNCHA PUSSIES OTHERWISE YALL WOULD BE WHERE MY HUSBAND IS WEARING ACU'S AND FIGHTING FOR A LOT OF JACKASSES FREEDOM SOMETIME I WONDER WHY HE IS DOING THIS......
624. ***********PROUD ARMY BRAT JAXON KOLE JOHNS************
625. Cat Rivera(my friend is in the Army, along with my cousins that are in the army and marines) so to all them ppl that are haters: lets see you get out there and do something!!
626. Shane Ford
627. AMBER HARTMAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
628.~heather brooks~ PROUD AIR FORCE WIFE!!!!
629. Abbey Norgrant Born and raised military
630. SSgt Phillip Chastain (USAF)...Keep this in mind; we never want to go to war. But when the time comes we do it proudly to defend what is rightfully ours. The men and women who are overseas right now would love nothing more than to come home to friends and family who love and support them. This is our way of supporting them while they are laying their lives on the line in a place which resembles your worst nightmare. SO EXERCISE SOME SENSITIVITY AND BE GLAD YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO BITCH ABOUT WHAT YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND! I'LL BET NONE OF YOU WOULD EVER HAVE THE BALLS TO STAND UP FOR THE COUNTRY'S FREEDOM, SO SHUT THE HELL UP!
631. SSgt Chad Calahan (USAF) nicely put Chaz!!
632. Justin Cross USN enlisted NOT drafted
633. AME1 AW Richard Brickey, USN Voluntary, not mandatory! If I could speak for my entire squadron (VFA-2) I would.
634. AO2(AW) Michael Fountain, USN
635. Jeremiah Buchanan
636. Melissa Halstead
637. Jacob Garcia
638. Michelle E.( USMC Daughter& Sister)
639. David E.
640. Ashley Johnson Army Ranger Neice
641.Tony Smith FREEDOM isnt Free!!! proud of the men and women doing a job well done
642. Mark & Kenleigh Boone (children of Army National Guard soldier)
643. Jenna Zeigler - Sister of USAF Soldier
644.K Ginn- US Army wife
645 K. Bair-US Army wife
645 2LT Kenneth Smith- US Army Soldier and brother to a Marine
646. W01 Matthew J. Scott- US Army Aviator
647. WO1 D. Jeremy Milliman- US Army Aviator ...get a job u left-wing whores!!
647. Proud Army Pilot's Wife J'Aime` Stevenson
648.Screamin Demon Tattoos.proud of my country and those who have the balls to potect my freedom
649. A. Schultz - Mind boggling as to why people would speak bad of those that protect and serve. it is because of them we have the right to live freely as well as openly display bad judgement.- got me!! Oh N #152..I gotta say ure not much better in what you say. I totally take offence to your tree huggin comment. I may not serve but I stand by you and for you to badmouth others...What is the point we are trying to prove here?
650. Melissa Gullion.....We do not need people like this in the world God Bless all of out Military Men, Women, and Families
651. Amn Jason Rodriquez, God Bless those who protect the freedom we all have!!!
652. Michael Sherman-AF brat
653. Sue Sherman-Military Wife
654. Charles Sherman-Retired USAF MSgt
655. A1C Robert Sherman
656. Jennifer Tarble-USAF Dependant
I am proud of all of our military men and women serving our nation and protecting what many take for granted every day. Screw those who are against them and are too retarded to see the good that our troops are doing!!!
657. Kevin Porras, A1C, US, AFSOC
658. Brittany Hogan, USAF dependent, USMC sister-in-law
659. Casi Krog, USAF spouse...if you don't believe such a site could exsist, go to search and look it up by display name.
660. Misty O'Quinn, US Citizen who is very proud of the brave men and women who will stand up and FIGHT for our rights. God Bless our troops.
661. Hayley Pinkowski...Military Wife.. Support our Troops.. Bless those who serve and protect for our freedom
662. Jennifer Majors ~ Where would our country be without our brave troops? We should ship those who say F*CK troops to Iraq and see what they have to say then!
663. Amy Majors ~ I agree with Jen. Everyone who says fuck the Troops, should be sent to iraq. We have to protect ourselfs before situations get out of hand. Thank You all the Military Men and Women surving... Thank you
664. Justin Bunting ~ Although I may not agree with why we're still over there, I'll always support the ever-defending troops...God Bless. I have friends in the Aiforce, and I was a military brat growing up. Get this group outta here!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

To be fair, I don't think the people signing that petition are concerning themselves with the free speech aspect of it. For them, it is a matter of respect. They are aware that constitutionally the people can say whatever the fuck they want. They are also aware that Myspace administrators can delete whatever the fuck they want, and are asking them to do so out of a sense of dignity. So your bulletin was pointless.

Maybe YOU should read the Constitution more closely. "Congress shall make no law". I don't this petition is asking Congress to do jack shit, so why exactly should they be ashamed that they are asking Myspace to eliminate an eyesore?

Phreadom said...

I'm always surprised that people can be as dense as you.

"I don't agree with it, so censor it."

How hard is it to understand that that suppression of free speech? How would you like it if I could censor everything you said when you tried to post anything on the net?

It's an eyesore to you, but not to everyone.

Oh well, I guess I just expect some people to be able to think a little more rationally than they are capable of.

You think at the level of a child. You feel offended, so you want to censor it. You can't understand the importance of the principle. You can't understand why censorship of ANY speech is a strike against the freedoms laid out in the Constitution, no matter whether it's racial, gender biased, or "stupid" in your opinion.

I can only hope that one day you'll grow up enough to understand.

Anonymous said...

Still incapable of grasping the point, huh Justin? You are damn good at getting your own talking points out, whether it has anything to do with what the other person's angle was or not. Bottomline, that is why you are not as smart as you think you are. You keep trying to jam a square peg into a round hole, even if the other person is trying to talk to you about a fucking triangle. Your post above this one proves that point AGAIN.

Phreadom said...

Two points:

One, you're an anonymous coward.

Two, you don't actually refute anything I said.

Try again and maybe I'll care.

Recently Retired Army Guy said...

There are many bone heads out there not realizing the cost of freedom! What a bunch of MORONS! I gave 21 years of my life for morons like that to be able to post CRAP on myspace WOW! Those are the same ones living off of my tax dollars when they are 50!
http://helpthearmyguyenjoylife.blogspot.com/

Phreadom said...

Trust me, I definitely think they're idiots etc. I wasn't trying to deny that fact. ;-)

Anonymous said...

I have received the bullet several times and researched the page; they (FTT) never existed or either (MS)removed the page. Researching is how I came across your blog. Being a Vet myself and a military wife, I also am on Myspace. However, it’s not "Free Speech" that pisses anyone off, but it’s the fact why take it out on the troops. They are the messengers and the political victims in this war. They sign their lives to our country to fight for what our leaders(s) decide at the moment is right or not. The people on that site can say what they want but they do they really need to take it out on the military. Has our country not learned anything from how we treated the Vietnam Veterans? Wrong or right on how people actions are in war you should not judge until you are in the combat boots of a person in combat. Judge those who are too scared to put their own in the war or due their own time before running a country. That’s what really makes those individuals sign the petition. Obviously you haven’t suffered since this war(s) started. I'm sure you will put me down and criticize me. That’s your freedom so type away....

Phreadom said...

You keep failing to acknowledge that I agree with your sentiment. But it's as you say at the very end; It's still my freedom to say whatever.

It's their freedom to criticize whether or not you agree. And disliking what they're saying, or whom they're saying it about, is not justification for censorship.

Whether or not what they're saying is offensive or asinine, it's still their freedom to say it.

And how would me suffering justify giving up my freedoms? "Oh, I'm upset, so let's shred the constitution because I'm too stupid and shortsighted to grasp the consequences."

Really, I don't know how many different ways I can put this. HURTING YOUR FEELINGS OR SAYING SOMETHING YOU DON'T LIKE IS NOT REASONABLE JUSTIFICATION FOR DEPRIVING ANYONE OF THEIR BASIC FREEDOMS.

The whiny fucking litigious nature of this company these days just irks the shit out of me. People demand to have their feelings catered to, no matter how ridiculous the nature of the affront. MILLIONS of dollars for "emotional distress" lawsuits, people being sued for offending people or any little ridiculous thing. People demanding that everyone be politically correct and never say anything that might offend anyone else...

FUCK THAT SHIT. Grow a fucking spine and quit acting like a bunch of spoiled little bitches. Get your head around the fact that people have a right to say FUCK THE TROOPS, and simply offending you is NOT a valid reason to sacrifice the principles of freedom and liberty. Quit demanding a gag for people that say something you don't like... go say something about it to the contrary... exercise YOUR right, don't give yours up and try to deprive them of theirs at the same time.

Chris said...

The first ammendment doesn't protect all speech. It simply protects all speech from suppression by the federal government. We routinely have our freedom of speech suppressed and censored. You can't yell "fire" in a crowded place. You can't incite violence through your words. Sure, these are very specific cases (and I'm not necessarily condoning them), but we are censored constantly.

I can write a vulgar letter to the editor of the New York Times, and, chances are, they'll censor it. Is that really any different than what you're criticising Myspace for? Suppose the Times did publish my expletive-laden letter. Would you criticise people for then organizing a petition to prevent future vulgarity in the paper?

Imagine you own a business in the deep South. Now imagine that one of your employees is regularly overheard by your (predominantly ultra-conservative) patronage spouting "Fuck the troops" propaganda. Wouldn't you feel the need to censor that employee's speech? And, because you're a private business owner (as is the mega-conglomerate that owns Myspace), that is your right.

SGT Cade said...

Yeah, got to agree with Chris on this one. This is not a matter of free speach so much as it is a recognition of the freedom of private owner to protect their interests. Since MySpace offers free service to any who want it in the interest of having a large membership to advertise to, they obviously protect their interests when enough people show distaste with how some clients operate.

As for the matter of free speech, had there been rallies for FTT, or privately distributed waivers, something of that nature, then little could be done about it. No authority would be able to do anything about it. But anytime some one PAYS a group, or joins a club, then they SUBMIT themselves to censorship. You can't post nude photos on myspace for exactly the same reason, yet I don't see you arguing against that.

So, essentially, it lends itself to logically conclude that you hold some degree of sympathy for those wishing to spread THIS particular message. Even if we assume you don't completly share their sentiments, it seems silly that you show such distate for people expressing outrage over a rude message, while not even pointing out that it is a layer of free speech on their part to do so.

Essentially, your whole argument is based on hypocritical views, and merely calling your detracters childish does not make you a grown up. Whatever you own views about the troops may be, know this: I've served in the army since I was 17, and at 25 I write this now in Iraq. Frankly, I'm glad there is no group called "Fuck the Troops" just like I'm glad there is no group, "Fuck the Niggers". I don't need to see that on MySpace. I just do it to kill time.