Do you see this pic to the left? This pic got this woman Lindsay Stone fired. A Facebook group had 30,000 likes to fire her and another 3,000 signed a petition for her to be fired from her job with LIFE (Living Independent Forever) which was a non-profit organization that assisted adults with learning disabilities. This woman, who was exercising her freedom of speech (even though it was stupid) is being fired because she took a picture next to the tomb of the unknown soldier, which is a nationally important site. My disgust is that people willingly want her fired for doing something she has the right to do. Was it dumb and ignorant? Yes. Is it any more ignorant than say a representative running for office saying that there is a difference between “legitimate rape” and “illegitimate rape?” No.
So why does this woman get the ax from a job that helps society and people with real issues when we allow businessmen and politicians (sometimes one in the same) to say disparaging remarks like Chick-Fil-A’s CEO saying that essentially gays are an abomination? Can we stop bitching and moaning and worrying about someone flipping off a sign just to do something stupid? It hurt NO ONE.
Can all of the 30,000 people that liked the dumbass page that wanted her fired say they have NEVER had a not so positive pic of them posted on Facebook? My guess is one or more show them drinking or looking slutty or drinking underage if they are underage. Stop acting like you are the moral police who hath done no wrong. You ruined this girl’s life because she posted a pic of her doing something stupid? Take off your diaper you self righteous piece of s–t and stop acting like what you did made the world better.
Seriously what did you do to make ANYTHING better by this girl getting fired? She didn’t cause any harm, death or destruction, she merely took an ill-advised picture doing the opposite of what the sign said. Again, stupid, but just a picture. If you really think that by getting this girl fired you accomplished something you are a sad and disturbed individual. God forbid you slam Mitt Romney telling half the country they are worthless moochers of the government or slam President Obama for the NDAA which allows him to essentially abduct and murder any US citizen as he sees fit, no this girl, is the one causing so much pain.
I for one champion Lindsay Stone’s right to FREE SPEECH no matter what it is. Was it really dumb to do it at a soldier’s tomb that we all respect dearly? Yes, but we allow Westboro Baptist Church to continue picketing soldier funerals and do nothing about it, but this girl waves a middle finger and OMGEEEE shit got real!
Be mature, especially since the girl who literally referred to our President as a “nigger” still somehow has her job. You really want to censor the right to free speech then bitch about when someone does something against your right? Stop it. Just stop it because ignorance like yours deserves no ounce of respect in this country. You are nothing more than self absorbed and live in a perpetual high moral ground that doesn’t exist. Stop being selective in your free speech advocacy because eventually it will bite you in the ass and I hope to be the one who does it. For Lindsay Stone and the rest of America that understands the real right to free speech, all 30,000 of you who liked a Facebook post to fire her and all 3,000 signers of the petition, go fuck yourself.