Imagine, you are driving in your car with a bumper sticker that says “Abort Obama Not the Unborn” down I-95, and you get pulled over by a police officer for no apparent reason (you were doing the speed limit), only to be interrogated for making a death threat to the President. You did not intend to do harm, only to exercise your right as a pro-life supporter with no intentions of any death threats.
Well, this scenario occurred in Oklahoma City, when a man who was the subject of the above scenario was pulled over by a police officer and investigated for threats against the President all due to the “Abort Obama Not the Unborn” sticker. The Secret Service was pulled in, only to find out that the man was not a threat, as he was expressing his First Amendment right of the freedom of speech.
What has the country come to that we threaten the Freedom of Speech over one sticker that had no credible threat attached? It is just another example of persecuting conservatives for their non-support of Barack Obama and his policies. We are granted protection under the First Amendment to speak freely and express our opinions. However, for someone to be placed under scrutiny for one little bumper sticker is absurd. If it were a liberal driving their Subaru or Volvo around with a bumper sticker with a controversial remark about George W. Bush, they would not be prosecuted or placed under any scrutiny. Maybe, it’s time to focus on the issues of importance, rather than the government having an all-out Conservative witch hunt.