Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Lugar Criticizes Mourdock For Supporting The First Amendment

Wow. Dick Lugar is still looking for the bottom in his scorched-earth campaign against Richard Mourdock. Lugar's campaign is criticizing a quote Mourdock made about 20 years ago saying he didn't think it was a good idea to enact an amendment to the U.S. Constitution making it illegal to burn the American flag. As Mourdock explained to the Bloomington Herald-Times in 1990:
 “I tend to think I would probably be opposed to it,” Mourdock says. “How can we enforce freedom of speech and say we have freedom of speech except in one area? I have a really hard time with that.”
The Lugar campaign points out that he has voted 9 times to support a flag burning amendment. Last week, Lugar's campaign attacked Mourdock because he never served in the military. As Mourdock's spokesman responded, “This is yet another desperate last minute attempt to smear Richard Mourdock. It is sad that Dick Lugar — once a self-proclaimed statesman — has flushed his reputation down the toilet with these last-minute attacks on Richard Mourdock’s patriotism.”


Paul K. Ogden said...

Mourdock is exactly right on the issue. We need to protect freedom of speech in this country and that means protecting even speech we find offensive.

patriot paul said...

In our country of freedom, we permit burning of flag, books, the Koran, Bibles, and most anything else some of us hold sacred. Freedom of speech & expression stands in stark contrast against the tyranny of others. Mourdock is correct on this issue.