Boycott ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’ |

Boycott ‘Fahrenheit 9/11’

Aspen Times writer

Dear Editor:I am calling on my fellow American patriots to show their support for our great country by boycotting the upcoming film “Fahrenheit 9/11.” This anti-American propaganda is a shameful attempt to discredit President Bush, our brave military, and the war on terrorism. With free speech comes great responsibility. While Michael Moore is protected under the U.S. Constitution and is free to spew his hate-filled invective and lies, he is not protected from the reaction of the American public. “Fahrenheit 9/11” crosses the line of free speech in that it places all of us in danger by emboldening our enemies abroad. His anti-American message will surely fan the flames of hatred for us and thus, is tantamount to yelling “fire” in a crowded theater. He is not acting responsibly and I call on all Americans to speak out against this movie via their wallets. Boycott this movie and those theaters that choose to air it. Protest outside of those theaters that do choose to air this shameful propaganda.I am merely one person exercising my constitutional rights as a consumer. Please do the right thing and prevent the war profiteer Michael Moore from exploiting the tragedy of 9/11 for personal and financial gain. Let’s not reward him for his anti-Americanism. It’s time for the silent majority to remain silent no more.Jon AlvarezBaldwinsville, N.Y.

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