DavidLimbaugh.com David Limbaugh June 15, 2006
With all the controversy surrounding Ann Coulter’s new book “Godless: The Church of Liberalism,” some might overlook important substantive points she has made.
Critics may say, “Precisely. That’s our complaint with Ann. Her insulting remarks deflect attention from the points she’s trying to make.”
Not so fast. Whether she intended it this way or not, the “harsh” remarks she made in the book have proven one of her theses in a way the book alone could not have done — at least not as effectively.
She contends that liberals have employed certain “human shields” to advance their unpopular arguments, especially those pertaining to the war on terror. These people have either earned respect, like military heroes, or become sympathetic figures through personal tragedy, like Cindy Sheehan and the widows of 9/11 victims.
As a result of their status, these individuals are entitled to say anything they want, not just as a matter of free speech, which no one would dispute, but with full immunity from criticism. Their actions and statements cannot be challenged, no matter how ludicrous, no matter how destructive.
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