I'm sure we've all heard the constant news stories about Rush Limbaugh. I've got some liberal friends on my facebook who have been constantly posting anti-Rush related things. But today I was staggered when I saw a poll on the front page of CNN.COM asking if Rush should be banned from the air. TO my surprise, 43% have voted YES. Obviously those 43% are not fans of Rush and that is fine. But do those 43% of people understand what it would mean to actually ban somebody from the air because of their opinions? Do they not understand that once we start down that road, other things will be banned too? Eventually we'll be The United States of North Korea.
However, having seen this brings to light a few things for me regarding the second amendment. Lots of people don't like guns and their knee-jerk reaction is "ban all guns." They don't stop to think about the larger picture, what the second amendment is all about. I believe it is the same group of society who can make knee-jerk reactions on a poll like this without thinking about the first amendment.