Democrats are demanding that Karl Rove resign because of his comments on the way liberals reacted to what happened on 9/11. John Kerry has set up a petition to force him to resign. What did he say? What were these outrageous remarks of his that prompted Democrats to demand his resignation? According to JohnKerry.com he said that “that Americans were offering ‘therapy and understanding to the attackers.’” Now what did he really say?
But perhaps the most important difference between conservatives and liberals can be found in the area of national security. Conservatives saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war; liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers. In the wake of 9/11, conservatives believed it was time to unleash the might and power of the United States military against the Taliban; in the wake of 9/11, liberals believed it was time to… submit a petition. I am not joking. Submitting a petition is precisely what Moveon.org did. It was a petition imploring the powers that be” to “use moderation and restraint in responding to the… terrorist attacks against the United States.”
Well, what is so upsetting about what he said? He said that moveon.org did something. That is a fact. He said that liberals (not necessarily only, or all Democrats) wanted to exercise moderation instead of dealing with it. Well, then. I see nothing wrong with that. He is simply stating what happened. At least he is not calling the President Hitler, or comparing our troops to the Nazis. Here is an idea to all the Democrats who are crying foul over this: get over it. It happened, guess what? Move On! Whining and screaming for him to resign does not make you look better.
Forcing people to resign for speaking the truth, or for saying a non-insulting opinion that may make you look bad is restricting free speech without using laws. Some of these people are the same people who may plan to vote against the flag-burning amendment, citing “free speech,” but they are restricting speech themselves!