Tuesday, September 25, 2007

aren't our troops fighting for things like "free speech"

From Radley Balko in the October issue of Reason...

The Flagstaff (AZ) activist Dan Frazier sells [a] shirt, which superimposes the phrases "Bush Lied" and "They Died" over the names of 3,000 U.S. troops killed in the war with Iraq. The clothes prompted the Arizona legislature to pass a law banning the use of the names or likenesses of dead soldiers to sell goods. Oklahoma and Louisiana have passed similar bills, and Texas is considering one as well. In July, U.S. Reps. Dan Boren (D-Okla.), Charles Boustany (R-La.), and Geoff Davis (R-Ky.) introduced legislation that would impose the prohibition on the entire country...


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