Supporting Free Speech
My thoughts and prayers are with those in France who were victims of the murdering terrorists, including their families, who have to live with the sorrow and anger. I support free speech and someone's right to say what they think and feel, even if I may not agree with it. I would not want to be part of any group that has no sense of humor. The ability to laugh at ourselves is what separates us from the animals. Satire and sarcasm usually require a higher level of intelligence, both to create and to understand. Even when I disagree with someone's humor, I don't think the proper response is to kill them. To quote one of my bride's favorite authors, "Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." Isaac Asimov, Salvor Hardin in "Foundation", US science fiction novelist & scholar (1920 - 1992). ~ Michael S. Pauley
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Michael S. Pauley is a Navy brat and an old soldier who served in all three components of the United States Army. Living in Lexington, South Carolina, Michael is now a practicing attorney and member of the United States Naval Institute and the American Legion, Post 154, Tybee Island, Georgia.