Response to Petition to Stop Bill Maher from speaking at UC Berkeley’s December Graduation
This petition can be found here…
My comments added to my signature follows:
I signed this to make it known this petition is ridiculous and the petitioners’ education has obviously failed them to this point. It states clearly, “Bill Maher is a blatant bigot and racist” and provides no evidence to back this inflammatory and libelous claim. What IS clear is the petitioners are against any opinions critical of religion.
As young adults that are the future of the USA and the world, if behooves you to read and understand the constitution and bill of rights. There is NOTHING more unAmerican than attempting to censor or stifle the speech your don’t agree with. If you aren’t American, and hate the freedom America grants, why are you there? Whatever your nationality or background, ask yourself… if YOUR opinions can’t withstand scrutiny and challenge, why are you holding so tight to them? What are YOU afraid of? Freedom OF religion includes freedom FROM religion. Read Supreme Court Case – Everson v. Board of Education, 330 U.S. 1 (1947), majority decision, written by Justice Hugo Black, and then rebut it. If you don’t think you have the depth to do so, withdraw your idiotic petition and stop embarrassing yourselves.
To other signatories supporting this garbage, shame on you. Independent thought, critical examination of issues, freedom of conscience… these are the solutions for the future, not following BS causes led by know-nothing loudmouths with agendas that run counter to your rights, that play fast and loose with facts, and are (likely willfully) ignorant of the law.