Freedom speech does not mean that we have the right to incite and inflame, that we are not responsible for the consequences of our words. We must be held accountable ( there will be those who will argue that the constitution protects free speech, but even as you cannot slander, so you cannot encourage and incite mayhem). Sarah Palin, and those on Talk Radio" and Glen Beck and those on Fox, who have used inflammatory language for monetary and political and ratings gains, must be held accountable and should be investigated and prosecuted to the full extent of the law, if it can be established that there is a link between what they have said and done, throughh words, images and/or actions. This is not a witch hunt, it is essential to bring "some sanity" back, so we can have responsible debate, or else we risk our liberty and security.....even as you cannot shout "Fire", in a crowded theatre, you cannot preach "Hate" and post "hate-filled images" to the many unstable "gun-toters".
Six people died, one a lovely 9 years old, whose promise will never be fulfilled. What a terrible loss.