"Look, the beauty of free speech is that, if you’re inclined to do so, you can write a check to PP in an act of solidarity, or write a check to Komen as an expression of moral approval. That’s all fine. But there’s something quite a bit different, something creepy and not a little despicable, about the Planned Parenthood set’s besmirching Komen’s good name across a thousand platforms for having the audacity to stop giving them free money."
Yes indeed. Republicans have already determined that spending money is a form of speech. Now, apparently, they have decided that it is the only form of speech, and that when the Constitution that they revere so much spoke of freedom of speech, it wasn't intended that this freedom be extended to, uh, actual speech. Next time some conservative jackass starts explaining to you what the founding fathers really meant, keep this sort of thing in mind.
Note: No link from Green Eagle for this sort of mendacious lying.
But wait, there's more! Not just in a right wing website, but from Kathleen Parker at the hallowed Washington Post, the Voice of the Villagers:
"Nevertheless, given the rabid response from abortion-rights supporters, you’d think that Brinker and her organization were running puppy mills for soup vendors...Don’t like it? Don’t run in Komen’s fundraising races. Don’t buy a pink blender. Give directly to Planned Parenthood."
Kathleen maunders on in this manner for a while longer, but you get the point: When liberals disagree with the piggish behavior which is standard for conservatives, it is a vicious abuse for them to speak out, and if the piggishness is even more brazen than usual, so that a lot of people speak out, it is even worse. Free speech in this country is in the process of being redefined as spending money to push causes, and anything else, like say, speech, is a contemptible betrayal of our constitution.