In the news today, some pictures a woman posted of herself at the Tomb of The Unknown Soldier has people on the internet trying to get her fired.
Disrespectful? Yes. Something that should not be posted online? Probably. Free Speech? It doesn’t violate Clear and Present Danger, she didn’t threaten the President, and there wasn’t Imminent lawless Action.
Is it suddenly against the law to be rude?
In short, her actions were rude and disrespectful, not only to the deceased but to the families of the deceased and any other people visiting Arlington.
Given that members of my family have served in the armed forces from the Revolutionary war up to, and including WWII, I myself am offended by her actions.
However, I would rather live in a country where someone can express an opinion, even a disliked one, freely. Isn’t that what this country was founded on?
Besides, wouldn’t it be more productive to do something about, oh say perhaps genocide, instead of trying to get a woman fired because she uploaded pictures of her being rude to Facebook?
Let the flames begin in 3…2…1…