"FREEDOM OF SPEECH IS FINE, AS LONG AS YOU DON'T DO IT IN PUBLIC."
The country music band Dixie Chicks had to learn the hard way the true meaning of freedom of speech.
After band member Natalie Maines made the comment, "Just so you know, we're ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas" during a concert, the country music industry and other freedom-loving people boycotted the band. That was in 2003, before the U.S. attacked Iraq.
To date, the Dixie Chicks continues to stick by its principle and make beautiful music. I admire the band's solidarity and its spirit to fight for what it believes in.
Everyone can learn more about the Dixie Chick's story in the documentary Shut Up and Sing
Go to www.dixiechicks.com.