Thursday, November 30, 2006
The Cafferty File: Re-examining Free Speech?


On "The Situation Room" today, we asked viewers the following questions, and here are some of our favorite responses that we didn't get to read on air:

Can the United States win the war on terror without "re-examining" the First Amendment?

The day we "re-examine" or make any changes to the First Amendment is the day we will have lost the war on terror.
Kathleen, Chula Vista, California

Jack, I just want to say $%#@& Newt Gingrich before it's illegal to do so.
Bryan, Haworth, New Jersey

Of course we can. The war on terror isn't really anything new. There have always been those who would do us harm. We were effectively able to fend of espionage during several previous wars. Certainly Germany and Japan made every effort to do damage within our country during the Second World War. The threat was even more serious then, but we survived, and we prevailed. During the cold war, we had to fend off some of the most sophisticated spying in history, but we prevailed.
Michael, Redwood City, California

I certainly hope so. If not, then the terrorists have won. The President says they hate us for our freedoms. I guess the plan is to reduce the number of freedoms we have so they won't hate us anymore?
Ed, Port Aransas, Texas

Did the meeting between President Bush and Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki change your mind about Iraq?

Yes, I've decided not to vacation in Anbar Province this summer.
Steve, Olmsted Falls, Ohio

Yes, now I am convinced that neither America nor Iraq has a leader that can save their country.
Jack, Sewickly, Pennsylvania

Yea, we set a land speed military record getting to Baghdad. I would suggest we set a new record going home. It's time for the USA to let these folk eat our dust and figure it out for themselves.
Linda, Bella Vista, Arkansas

What recommendations would you make to the incoming Congress in January?

Simple question, I would recommend that all the members who were in the 109th Congress retire or quit, they have already proved to be incompetent.
Doug, Bay City, Michigan

I'd recommend minimum wage adjustment, significant alternative energy incentives for business and home owners (solar, wind, etc.), simplification of Medicare Part D so that a person with a high school diploma can understand it.
Marilyn, Denton, Texas

Eliminate or reduce taxes on retained earnings on small business and really watch the economy grow.
Joe, Longwood, Florida

The Congress should require itself to repeal a law for every new one it passes. Sure, it would take years to clear away the nonsense currently on the books, but eventually they would have to make real choices.
Steve, Clearwater, California
Posted By Jack Cafferty, CNN Commentator: 11/30/2006 05:47:00 PM ET | Permalink
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