Friday, April 8, 2011

The Liar in Chief

Today Ben Garrison produced another great cartoon that I had to share. His cartoons are too realistic for common papers and my husband turned me onto him.

When my 10-yr-old son saw this he about busted a gut. He also loves to draw cartoons so is always interested in new cartoons. He quickly became serious and said, "But mama, what if Obama sees these things people say about him?" I asked, "What does the first amendment say?" He didn't know, so I had him read it to me.

"Freedom of Speech, Press, Religion and Petition: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise therof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."

"What does that mean?" He answers, "It means you can say what you want and not get in trouble."

Good homeschool lesson for today, thank you, Ben.

Country Jane, exercising freedom


Ben Garrison said...

Hi Jane,

Thanks for posting my cartoon. I have tried to get my stuff published in 'regular' venues, but newspapers won't touch them. They treat me as an extremist or crackpot. I guess they prefer to run donkey vs. elephant stuff or cheap gags that don't offend anyone. Thanks to the internet--the last, best bastion of free speech--I'm able to 'publish' them myself. And a few of my cartoons have been seen all around the world...while newspapers are becoming dinosaurs.

It's very important to keep the government from 'regulating' 'controlling,' 'editing' or otherwise taxing the internet for our 'safety.'

Best regards--Ben.

Country Jane said...

Ben, I'm in total agreement. Granny Miller is another who speaks out against regulation of the internet. She speaks her mind. I have not done much research on the matter but see that It's definately becoming an issue.

Keep it up,