Nigella Lawson has been banned from traveling to the US for admitting to past drug use. (http://tinyurl.com/m76gvtd) She has never been prosecuted, never been arrested, but has openly admitted use. For that, “we” banned her from ever entering the US. Who the hell made that decision? It makes you wonder who is in charge. This is a significant decision. Was it left to some low level bureaucrat in the State Department who will forever remain anonymous? Maybe it’s someone in the FAA or perhaps it’s a decision made by Homeland Security, NSA, or the CIA. Am I the only one who feels the decision maker should be brought forward to defend his/her actions? Shouldn’t someone step up and reverse this decision?
And then there is the CEO of Mozilla “resigning” over the disclosure that he gave $1,000 to support Prop 8 in California, an anti-gay marriage proposal. (http://tinyurl.com/kgpjg5n) I’m in favor of gay marriage and I support equal rights for everyone regardless of gender preference or identity. But I’m also in favor of people speaking their minds and supporting what they believe in without fear of recrimination. To me, this is no different than a person being fired for supporting gay marriage. Nothing about Brendan Eich’s action seemed to cross the line of an average citizen exercising his right to free speech. He didn’t make the donation on behalf of the Company, nor did he try to impose his personal attitudes on the employees of the company. In fact, there is evidence to the opposite. I just don’t get it.