Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech

Is it just me or is that a pretty straight-forward statement? I think the framers of the constitution were pretty unambiguous when they wrote that.

What the hell is the Supreme Court thinking? The kid was standing on a public street and not saying (or communicating) anything which would:
  1. Incite the violent overthrow of the government

  2. Create a clear and present danger
The currently acceptable abridgments of the right to free speech. I guess that the Supreme Court (or at least the far-right majority on it) no longer believes that all Americans are subject to the protections and rights granted by the US Constitution.

Sorry, this is a pet peeve of mine. The right to say whatever you want… regardless of how stupid it may be… is one of the things that makes the Unite States great! Without it, the world would be a much darker, sadder place.

Wherever you are today, I hope you'll go out and exercise your right to express your opinion! (While you still have that right…)

Don Bergquist - 27 June 2007 - Thames Ditton, Surrey, UK

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