Everyone has a God given right to be a moron.
Americans enjoy, but often have to clarify and fight for, the right of freedom of expression. This can manifest in many ways, including dress.
But people should have a human obligation to be kind and respectful.
In Buddhism practitioners ask themselves if their words or actions are helpful or encouraging to others.
So mother of young child, put him in a Klansman’s garb.
And you, by all means outfit yourself like a Boston Marathon victim, take a picture of self, tweet it.
Oh yes, hang an effigy in your front yard and then feign shock that anyone is upset. Proclaim loudly that you are not a racist.
But yes, homeowner with pretend person dangling from a noose, yes you are.
Come on folks, you may be stupid but not that stupid.
* Disregard Kayne. He rarely makes sense and is more interested in self-promotion.
People need to train themselves to ascertain their motives and their intentions. When the heart is pure, mistakes are not cruel.
As a nation and individually, our goal should be to remove and not inflict pain.
When people seek to help, support, uplift another person instinctively, then they can call themselves people of true faith.