Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. “
President George W. Bush calls debate by free American citizens that oppose his agenda as irresponsible.
What would not be responsible is debate encouraging violence such as dragging G.W Bush down Pennsylvania Avenue by his boots straps. What is irresponsible is a President taking action contrary to the very principals he was elected to preserve. Principles he swore an oath to uphold. Freedom of speech, unadulterated.
Through his comments G.W. Bush is discouraging, and even more extreme, the White House seeks direct action against individuals such as Ambassador Joe Wilson whom disagree with his policy.
This is the United States of America, not Nazi Germany. It is regretful that our President has resorted to outright discouraging private citizens from disagreeing with his agenda by deeming them irresponsible and obstructionist. In America, citizens say whatever the hell they please. A politician not able to handle such criticism certainly is not fit to serve as President.