Talk of “Duck Dynasty” and free speech dominates the comments.

This guy has a right to say whatever he wants. The people who employ him have a right to suspend him or fire him if they feel he hurts their business. Free speech isn’t freedom from consequences.

Just to be clear here…. I fully support the “free speech rights” of religious crazies, from the Taliban to this Duck slob. After all, the more they talk, the more irrelevant they become.

I also support the rights of A&E to administer their contracts and programming in accordance with our capitalist free market principles.

I’m pretty sure I was told that my marriage would crumble if gays were allowed to marry. Seventeen states later, and no impact.

Gee, I wasn’t misled by a bunch of fearmongers, was I?

Is the government preventing this guy from saying this stuff? If not, then what does the First Amendment have to do with it? Is A&E now an elected body of lawmakers? I believe they are a private company who have their own right to hire, fire, or suspend whomever they feel like.

I blame George W. Bush. I blame him for the tragic war in Iraq, for doubling the deficit, and for continuing Clinton’s loosening of regulations which led to the worst recession in fifty years. I see G.W. Bush as the worst president in my lifetime with Nixon second.