Saturday, August 18, 2007

Call Them ‘Yellow-haired People’

by Jennipher Dickens - August 17th, 2007 - Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald

There are many words in the English language which one might find offensive. Other words can be used in a context that's also meant in a derogatory manner.

Here in the good ol' US of A, it's always been a first amendment right to have freedom of speech. So long as you're not making threats to kill the President, you can pretty much say what you want.

Enter New York City.

Actually, enter McCain-Feingold too. A pair of Senators, one hypothetically counservative and one an extreme liberal, got a law passed that said you could not get involved in a political campaign during the last 30 days of a primary or the last 90 days of a general election campaign unless you gave your money directly to a politician in the race. According to McCain-Feingold you have no right to independently criticize anyone who is running for public office unless you are a member of the press.

If you do, federal bureacrats can fine and imprison you for daring to speak your mind. The United States Supreme Court ruled this was constitutional. Since it is well known that the press is composed of 18 liberals to 1 moderate and 1 conservative, the law clearly creates a bias in favor of socialism and government control of our lives.

At the same time, no level of government can interfere with your right to promote pedophilia and pornography. According to the same Supreme Court that says the legislature can limit free speech for politics (the express intention of the free speech clause in the Constitution), the legislature CANNOT limit free speech when it affects degrading our children or our women.

The only thing that I see wrong with Jennipher's editorial is her assumption that the court will not allow New York to infringe on the use of these words. Based on some recent court rulings they very will might continue the assault on free speech and let these laws stand. If the Supreme Court sees a way these laws can be extended to protect pornographers or socialists I am sure they will survive court scrutiny.

This is called justice in the 21st Century.


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