Stop the Violence

3 year old Sophia Parlock cries after her Bush-Cheney sign was torn up by Kerry-Edwards supporters.

3 year old Sophia Parlock cries after her Bush-Cheney sign was torn up by Kerry-Edwards supporters.

What is happening to our country. When did we loose the freedom of speech? This picture is of three-year-old Sophia Parlock who showed up with her father, Phil, at the Tri-State Airport in Huntington, W.Va. today. They showed up to see John Edwards as he made a brief stop to conclude his 2 day bus tour. Sounds okay, right? Well, it was until her dad gave her a Bush-Cheney sign. Even that shouldn’t be a problem in the country where free speech is obsessed over and where even pornography has been granted free speech protection. But some obsessed, angry, Kerry-Edwards supporter took it upon himself to teach this little girl about free speech in America by tearing up her sign!

I don’t understand the anger on the other side of the political spectrum. I don’t remember any protestors breaking into Democratic National Convention and shouting durring Kerry’s speach! Yet, how many protesters did we see breaking into the Republican National Cconvention? Not to mention the protestors on the streets. Did they really convince anyone to vote for Kerry by breaking laws or spraying urine on Bush supporters with squirt guns? I don’t think so. I don’t object to the supporters of Kerry, or those against Bush voicing their opinions; but I want to be able to voice my support for Bush without fearing for my safety, having my car keyed, or having my sign torn up.