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Sean Penn Loves Hugo Chavez, Hates the Constitution

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Sean Penn loves Huge Chavez and apparently hates the First Amendment to the Constitution. First Sean Penn was kicking paparazzi right and left, presumably in a fit of rage over how bad his movie “Milk” was, and now he is ordering journalists to go to jail. Why? For speaking their mind. Obviously.

On Friday, Penn was on the HBO show “Real Time with Bill Maher.” It was then he took the time to defend Chavez, who isn’t exactly known for being kind hearted and kitteny, and essentially throw away our freedom of speech. According to Fox News:

Penn, appearing on HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” on Friday, defended Chavez during a segment in which he detailed his work with the JP Haitian Relief Organization, which he co-founded.

“Every day, this elected leader is called a dictator here, and we just accept it, and accept it” said Penn, winner of two Best Actor Academy Awards.” And this is mainstream media, who should — truly, there should be a bar by which one goes to prison for these kinds of lies.”

And can we also mention that wishes ill upon those who question his motives? More specifically, he hoped that those people who questioned his humanitarian efforts in Haiti died screaming of rectal cancer. Thankfully, Penn assured CBS’ “Sunday Morning” that he wouldn’t waste too much energy on this. Giving your enemies fatal rectal cancer is indeed hard work. Oh. And Sean Penn is completely off his rocker.

Saying what you think politically isn’t exactly libel or slander – and it shouldn’t be a reason for people to go to jail. Fox New’s judicial analyst, Judge Andrew Napolitano, made a good point regarding the protection of speech:

“What he is saying is protected, as wacky and weird as it is,” Napolitano told FoxNews.com. “But the substance of what he’s saying would be absolutely contrary to the First Amendment, which fully protects all political opinions. So if a journalist says Dick Cheney should go to jail, the journalist is privileged to say that.”

“Mr. Penn is calling for a communist-like regime in which journalists who criticize the government are sent to jail because of that criticism,” Napolitano added. “That is utterly un-American and hasn’t happened here since the Civil War.”

So basically both the journalist and Sean Penn have protected political opinions and no one should be sent to jail, Sean. Penn seems to be a confused, liberal man who believes that Chavez is a poor little puppy in need of protecting. If our country was run according to Sean’s rules, it would no longer be a democracy. It’d be a nation full of communistic principles and the kicking of innocent media times in their soft little bodies.

Quit being a tool, Sean Penn. Or else we’re likely to believe you’re just as retarded as your character in Rain Man. Or maybe that was Dustin Hoffman. Either way, it was a retarded MFer and Sean Penn is acting like him. So quit it, commie.  This is a free country after all.