Hank Williams, Jr. learned a hard lesson this week. That is that music and politics don't mix. He also learned that freedom of speech in this country is apparently a thing of the past.
Love him or hate him for what he said, it wasn't much different from the nasty comments politicians sling at each other every day now. The Democrats call the Tea Party "terrorists". The Republicans call the Democrats "communists." It's an ugly world with a lot of ugly language being bantered about. Some people believe that hatred is becoming the norm and that any dream of peace and equality for all is forever lost.
There is no denying that Hank Williams, Jr. made a huge error in comparing the President of the United States to Adolph Hitler. It was a poor analogy at best and an insult of monumental proportions at worst. But was it worth all this hoopla? Is it worse than anything else everyone else says on the airwaves every single day?
ESPN says it is and that is why they've decided to pull Hank Williams, Jr. and his song from Monday Night Football. Williams, however, claims the decision is his. He says the network stepped on his first amendment rights by even temporarily pulling his song from the show. According to him, the decision to leave is his alone.
What do you think? Did ESPN cut the tie or did Williams? Who is right and who is wrong and why? Share your opinion in a respectful way, please.