Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy Constitution Day

I am guessing many of today's students wouldn't do as well as Barney.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The reason you can't yell "FIRE" in a crowded theater

I am a little tired of hearing that "you can't yell 'FIRE' in a crowded theater" as an example of where the First Amendment does not apply.  A theater is privately owned and the owner CAN limit speech if he so chooses . . . and probably would. Congress, on the other hand, cannot limit speech.  Period. But what if it is a government-owned theater?  Government-owned theaters are not authorized by the Constitution and, therefore, are unconstitutional.  See how easy that is.  Who needs a law degree?  But I am not a Supreme Court Justice, apparently this is how a Supreme Court Justice thinks:

Thursday, September 9, 2010

I hope these people don't vote

Apparently 22% of those responding to a CNN poll on whether the Florida pastor has the First Amendment right to burn the Quran should not ever vote.  To be blunt, they are ignorant.  The First Amendment protects unpopular speech.  While I am not supportive of this guy's publicity stunt, he without question has the right to do it.