December 30, 2013
To the person that raced by me in the left lane as I was putting out my garbage: Are you in that big of a hurry to meet your maker? You endangered not only your life but the lives of the people in the two cars you were attempting to pass and the one car that was meeting you head on? Are you the person that sent my cat to his maker Thursday night? I know they do not belong in the road, but I believe this was his first and last attempt to cross the road. Deer also cross the road where you were racing. If you do not hit a car you could hit a deer, with the same outcome.
The Duck Dynasty controversy is not a First Amendment issue. Phil testified to his Christian beliefs. He has that right. A&E pulled him from the show and that is their right, although they will lose viewers. If it had been the government pulling him from the show, then maybe it would be a First Amendment issue.
Regardless of your social or political beliefs, Phil Robertson made rather crude comments in an interview with GQ magazine. You probably shouldn't quote Mr. Robertson to young children. He did not have to make those comments. He took it on himself to do so. When he made those comments Mr. Robertson had a signed contract with A&E to produce a reality show starring himself and members of his family. He did not have to sign that contract. He signed it anyway. In that contract you will find a morals clause. This clause allows the network to fire any actor for statements and/or actions the network deems unsavory. I don't watch reality TV shows. They tend to be poorly-produced pieces of claptrap pandering to the lowest common denominator.
I believe the attack on Phil Robertson has been mean and hateful. For a group to say if you disagree with us, we're going to destroy you is vicious. Shame on A&E for caving to their bullying tactics.