By: Mark Hyman
One thing that becomes very apparent during an election year — especially a presidential election year — is the wide differences in opinions.
I’m a conservative. I believe in smaller, less intrusive government. Fiscal responsibility, lower taxation, reduced spending. I believe in individual freedom and liberty. I cherish the Constitution. [Watch this video regarding the steep challenges we face and that deeply worry all of us who are conservative.]
Others differ. They want bigger government. Equal outcomes even when there is unequal effort. They want bureaucrats to make decisions for them.
While I don’t agree with their views I staunchly defend their right to say them.
And then there are the crazies who are so far out of the mainstream they haven’t a clue. I’m referring to MoveOn.org as an example. I support their First Amendment rights even when what they say is reprehensible.
In 2004, it was their absolutely disgusting commercial comparing George Bush to Adolf Hitler.
[Segment on tape of MoveOn.Org commercial.]
In 2012, it’s their granny ad. The one in which a 97-year old women drops the F-bomb. Another elderly woman graphically threatens to punch a man in the groin.
It’s neither cute nor funny. It’s tasteless. And I can’t imagine it influencing a single undecided voter.11/02/12 Tasteless
Mark Hyman hosts "Behind the Headlines," a commentary program for Sinclair Broadcast Group.