Personally, I get really tired of the "it happens on both sides" argument. Yes, there are wackos on both sides, but the truth is that the wackos on the left far outnumber the wackos on the right, both in the number of people and the level of virulence.
Just recently, there was a conservative event called "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week." Over the course of the event, conservative speakers were shouted down and denounced as racist
, sexist, and more
Many liberals today pay a lot of lip service to freedom of speech and tolerance of opposing views...until a conservative wants to speak his/her mind, and then all hell breaks loose.
A good case in point is Colombia University: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Islamo-fascist dictator & supporter of terrorism was allowed to come and speak, while Jim Gilchrist
of the Minutemen was driven off by protesters.
And the truth of things is that the news media in the US leans left...even the Fox News Channel: yeah, they're berated by the Left as a conservative network, but a study by UCLA
found that very few aspects of the US news media were actually conservative-leaning...most were liberal (and truthfully, the "conservative" media was usually more centrist than liberal).
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
~John F. Kennedy