Censorship & The Democratic Party: So Much For Freedom Of Speech

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    (TRENTON) - Assemblywomen Joan M. Quigley and Linda Stender today castigated political commentator Ann Coulter for vicious remarks made against four New Jersey September 11th widows in her new book "Godless: The Church of Liberalism."

    In her book, Coulter refers to the women as, "the Witches of East Brunswick," after the town where two of the women reside, and writes she has "...never seen people enjoying their husbands' deaths so much." In promoting the book, she added further insult to injury by saying the women used their grief "...to make a political point," and used "...the fact that [they] lost a husband as the basis for being able to talk about it [political viewpoints]."

    In response to these incendiary, hate-filled attacks on women who suffered a terrible personal tragedy four-and-a-half years ago and have selflessly advocated to improve national security in the intervening years, the assemblywomen issued the following statement, denouncing Coulter's attacks and asking New Jersey retailers to boycott her book throughout the state:

    "Ann Coulter's criticism of 9-11 widows, whose only desire since the attacks have been to repair their shattered lives and protect other families from the horrors they have experienced, is motivated purely by petty greed and hate.

    "Her assertion that these women enjoyed watching their husbands die on national television is hateful, hurtful, and runs counter to every sentiment expressed since the September 11th tragedy.

    "Coulter's vicious characterizations and remarks are motivated by greed and her desire to sell books. By making these claims, she proves herself worse than those she is attempting to vilify - she is a leech trying to turn a profit off perverting the suffering of others.

    "No one in New Jersey should buy this book and allow Ann Coulter to profit from her hate-mongering. We are asking New Jersey retailers statewide to stand with us and express their outrage by refusing to carry or sell copies of Coulter's book. Her hate-filled attacks on our 9-11 widows has no place on New Jersey bookshelves."

    http://www.assemblydems.com/press/0606/PRQuigleyStenderOnCoulter.htm
     
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    So what? They called for a boycott. They aren't saying no one can read her book. They aren't trying to use the power of government to force her book off the shelves at bookstores and libraries. Censorship requires specific authoritative action to actually keep people from reading a book. These assemblywomen are doing no such thing.

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    I don't think ANY of these political assholes, should be opening their pieholes at all about this book..
    It has nothing to do with THEM!!!
    Their just proving Ann's point...... IDIOTS:clap1:
     
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    People who happen to be in politics aren't allowed to express their opinion on a book? Great, tell all those bible-thumping conservatives to shut up, too!

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    No, they are calling for it to be banned


    Saturday, June 10, 2006 11:50 p.m. EDT

    Ann Coulter Banned in New Jersey?

    http://209.157.64.200/focus/f-news/1647360/posts

    Two New Jersey Democrats are pushing to have Ann Coulter's new book "Godless: The Church of Liberalism," banned from all bookstores in their state because she criticized four 9/11 widows known as "the Jersey Girls."

    In a joint press release issued Friday, New Jersey Assemblywomen Joan Quigley and Linda Stender say they want New Jersey retailers to "ban the sale of [Coulter's] book throughout the state."

    "Ann Coulter's criticism of 9-11 widows, whose only desire since the attacks have been to repair their shattered lives and protect other families from the horrors they have experienced, is motivated purely by petty greed and hate," the two Democrats complained.


    "Coulter's vicious characterizations and remarks are motivated by greed and her desire to sell books . . . She is a leech trying to turn a profit off perverting the suffering of others."


    Quigley and Stender conclude:

    "No one in New Jersey should buy this book and allow Ann Coulter to profit from her hate-mongering. We are asking New Jersey retailers statewide to stand with us and express their outrage by refusing to carry or sell copies of Coulter's book. Her hate-filled attacks on our 9-11 widows has no place on New Jersey bookshelves."
     
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    You just proved Ann's point also....:banana:


    I didn't realize we were paying our elected officials to become involved in this sort of bullshit... Calling for a boycott of a book.
    Boy where have I been, I need to come down outta them hills more often...:duh3:
     

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