A California lawmaker is so offended by anti-war T-shirts bearing the names of thousands of American troops who died in Iraq that he is pushing for a new state law to curb such sales.
Assemblyman Mike Duvall's anger was sparked by $18 T-shirts for sale on the Internet. They list 4,058 dead troops as a backdrop to blood-red print reading "Bush Lied" on the front and "They Died" on the back.
The Yorba Linda Republican argues that making a buck off the names of troops who died serving their country is exploitative, insensitive and causes pain to grieving families.
"What if it was your daughter or son?" Duvall asked.
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His legislation may test the limits of free speech, however, in a nation that provides the constitutional right to express even the most crass political statements.
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