Wolfeboro Inundated With Calls For Police Commissioner To Resign Over Use Of N-Word

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” The Wolfeboro Police Department’s dispatchers and the town manager’s office have fielded hundreds of phone calls and emails from as far as Alaska and Canada, reacting to reports of a police commissioner’s racist comment overheard in a restaurant.

  Many of those callers, according to Wolfeboro officials, do not understand that the police commission is a separate, elected board and not made up of sworn police officers.

  To clarify any murkiness, Wolfeboro Police Chief Stuart Chase held a press conference Friday afternoon, the day after hundreds of people turned out to protest Commissioner Bob Copeland’s racial slur brought to light by local resident Jane O’Toole, who complained to town officials.

  Copeland was overhead at a restaurant and has acknowledged calling President Obama a “f…… n…..”, but has refused to apologize or resign.”

 

 

    What has happened to our rights to free speech in this country ? However offensive people may find Copeland’s or Sterling’s or anyone else’s for that matter it is no one else’s business . 

A couple quotes from men and women wiser than us illustrate the point most succinctly …

Benjamin Franklin:

” In those wretched countries where a man cannot call his tongue his own, he can scarce call anything his own. Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.”

 

Evelyn Beatrice Hall:

“I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”

 

 

   This quote from one of the Left’s guiding lights is most descriptive of our ongoing trend to punish those views with which people disagree …

 

 

Noam Chomsky:

“Goebbels was in favor of free speech for views he liked. So was Stalin. If you’re really in favor of free speech, then you’re in favor of freedom of speech for precisely the views you despise. Otherwise, you’re not in favor of free speech.”

 

 

   It’s worth remembering that nowhere in the Constitution is there granted or enumerated a right to “not be offended” . Read the rest and cringe . However “offensive ” an individual’s comments may be , if they are not protected as free speech then what exactly is the 1st Amendment for ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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