1st Amendment Saves Man With ‘I Support Phil’ Bumper Sticker
Eglin Air Force Base is in the panhandle of Florida and is one of the largest bases in the world. Through the years I have seen a wide variety of bumper stickers on vehicles, some were humorous, some politician, some were stupid, and some were downright embarrassing. Every time I saw an Obama/Biden sticker I was curious as to who would want that on their vehicle, but each to their own.
Apparently I Support Phil is a bumper sticker for people who agree with Phil Robertson on his Christian views pertaining to homosexuality. Until I read a recent article in the local newspaper, I was unaware of such a sticker. The thing with conservatives is that most of us live our lives without bothering anyone else; we don’t complain about the injustice of hiring someone just because they have more marks to check on their application, regardless of their qualifications. And conservatives don’t care what bumper sticker you have on your vehicle–however, liberals do care and are quick to point out their perceived injustice.
Alan Cooper, an executive vice president of the local AFGE, claimed a union employee had been “disgusted and offended” by a supervisor’s display of the bumper sticker.
“These two particular individuals have a great amount of influence over individuals who may be gay, who may be African-American,” Fox quoted Cooper as saying. Cooper told the Daily News on Thursday that he was “not allowed” to address the matter. “I wish I could,” he said. “Our president said I can’t.”
Once again, the liberals strike attempting to eliminate the voice of conservatism. It is very likely the complainer wanted the job of the supervisor and did all of this to create a ruckus, perhaps someone wanting their five minutes of fame and/or to interfere with the livelihood of another individual. Anyone who knows anything about working in the military or as a civil servant on the bases knows that it is against the law to discriminate against anyone–far more so than in the private sector.
Thankfully–and due to our 1st Amendment rights–the owner of the vehicle with the “offensive” bumper sticker say he’s not taking it off. Eglin officials also reported that is is not against the law to display such a sticker on a personal owned vehicle.