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Public spotlight and criticism Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
11th Nov '12

My Facebook has been blown up with people saying that saying negative things (not threatening violence or anything, mainly people stating he is a negative leader for our country) about President Obama should be illegal since he is the President. But I think that any public official (politician, celebrity, etc) that puts themselves in the spotlight (and one chooses to run for a public office in the US, no one if forced) opens themselves up to both positive and negative criticism.



What do you think?

ƒideℓis ϟ 1 child; Cherry Hill, New Jersey 5085 posts
11th Nov '12

I agree with you. It's all a matter of opinion.

. , Richmond, VA, United States 75043 posts
11th Nov '12

Obama should be illegal since he is the President:
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HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22980 posts
11th Nov '12

It is all their opinions as long as they aren't threatening violence like the people on my Facebook.

Bob Wehadababyitsaboy 3 kids; 4 angel babies; California 30165 posts
11th Nov '12

Meh people are gonna have an opinion

user banned 33 kids; Blytheville, Arkansas 7534 posts
11th Nov '12

I'm sorry, but I thought this was America? If I say Romney should have been elected president, or Obama is shit at foreign policy, or that I don't like him as a president, I should have that right.



As long as I'm not saying "He should be assassinated and I hope he does." or something like that, it should be totally legal.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
11th Nov '12

Obama should be illegal? Or negative comments should be? If you're saying negative comments should be... What the ever loving fuck?! We have freedom of speech... Many countries.. It's illegal to speak negatively I'd the government. when it becomes illegal to speak my mind.... I'll find somewhere else to live

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11980 posts
11th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" It is all their opinions as long as they aren't threatening violence like the people on my Facebook."</blockquote>



I have friends that have posted daily about how they can't wait for December 21st because 4 more years of Obama will destroy our country beyond repair. I did not vote for him nor do I believe he is the strongest possible leader (Romney wasn't the strongest he Republicans could have put forth either) but I remember vile things that were said about Bush. When that was brought up one responded "well Bush deserved it, President Obama doesn't". I simply responded that as long as no threat is made than that is what freedom of speech is for, the freedom to express your opinion without persecution.

HopingforaMiracle 1 child; USA 22980 posts
11th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Rice:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting HopingforaMiracle:</b>" It is all their opinions as long as ... [snip!] ... long as no threat is made than that is what freedom of speech is for, the freedom to express your opinion without persecution."</blockquote>




Exactly all freedom of speech as long as it isn't threatening to someone else.

SpaceCowgirl Due December 21; 3 kids; Oregon 20240 posts
11th Nov '12

Saying negative things about Obama should be illegal. Yes.



And we should all have to bow down to him from now on.

khigh 1 child; Fort Sill, Oklahoma 8101 posts
11th Nov '12

First Amendment rights and the Constitution for the win!

mamaluvsher4babies 36 kids; California 4230 posts
11th Nov '12

I think we should be able to say what we want. Others might not like it but oh well. Not talking about threatening. If people say "Obama is a stupid ass who can careless about this country, and wants to run it into the ground so we can be vulnerable and get our ass handed to us. Then they have every right :)

Emmy's Mom 1 child; Indiana 1831 posts
11th Nov '12

Everyone has a right to their opinions, but I think there is a way to express your opinion in a decent manner.



All this hatred, violent threats, name calling, and general lack of respect for him as a person just goes to show why our kids grow up the way they are.



It's not illegal, nor do I think it should be. It's just highly disrespectful the way most people are doing it.