I think pickups full of drunk teenagers flying rebel flags as they cruise up and down Barret Parkway on Friday night would pose a much greater problem for Kennesaw's image.Still, as Kennesaw continues to grow and cultivate a progressive, busniess-minded image, will there still be room for the "Wild West" image often associated with the ordinance?
Have you been there? I have. Mr. Myers is not "racist trash". His business does include a cross section of GA history, including that of the Klan. He is an honorable man, with two guns on his hips.gunsmoker said:Wildman's place is 50% about Civil War history and 50% pure racist trash, with lots of KKK stuff and similarly-offensive material there.
It's the liberal types that are offended by and require a warning for free speech. Shouldn't speech stand on it's own?gunsmoker said:Nobody should be advised to go there without a warning about that neo-Nazi and Klan stuff.
Gunsmoker, I just want to clarify. Are you saying you have been to his store, and he has this exact stuff there?gunsmoker said:Oh, gee, I'm sorry if I don't have an appreciation for such fine historical artifacts of Southern antebellum culture as the "Running N_____R" rifle target. Ditto for books and pamphlets written in modern times, in the last 20 years or so, explaining how the jews and blacks are (present tense) ruining this country.
That's how I took it. I know I would like to know ahead of time so that I can use my right of not participating in something that promotes racism or religious persecution.Rammstein said:ForeverInDebt, I think what gunsmoker is getting at is that people should know up front what all is in the store.
One can be offended by speech, but be willing to protect it.
Gunsmoker, I just want to clarify. Are you saying you have been to his store, and he has this exact stuff there?
I am afraid I do not understand what you are saying here. If someone goes on the steps of Congress and calls politicians every name in the book, then they cannot stop him because of freedom of speech. If he shows up on your front doorstep and calls you every name in the book, you can throw him of your front steps and silence him quite nicely.tj2000 said:Not only the government but the people are regulated by the constitution and it's amendmants. All I was trying to say is no matter how people want to express themselvs whether we agree or not they still can and are protected not only from the government but also the people.
Very true. A word has power only if you allow it to.Macktee said:They said no one can make you feel belittled or bad about yourself unless you allow them to.