Sunday, November 20, 2011 8:58:51 PM
madest-"Sorry but their right to not be inconvenienced isn't constitutionally protected"
Actually, it is, but only if you are a liberal.
A liberal can`t be inconvenienced by overhearing a prayer in school or sometimes by hearing the Pledge of Allegiance or viewing the Flag of the United States (seem to have no problem with the Mexican one, though).
A liberal can`t be inconvenienced by being called a bad name, so it is deemed `hate speech`, but have no problem throwing around such terms as `racist`, `cracker`, `nazi`..etc.
While liberal students have no problem inviting criminals, cop murderers or even enemy heads of state to speak at their schools. But inconvenienced if a conservative speaker is scheduled. (free speech for me but not for thee)
And in each case, they will scream that it is thier `constitutional right` to do what they want and `unconstitutional` to make them do anything they don`t want to.
Sunday, November 20, 2011 12:56:25 AM
@Mjustin: Apparently, you haven't read the Constitution either. It doesn`t say that you`re allowed to protest wherever and whenever you want; it says that Congress isn`t allowed to pass bills prohibiting the freedom of speech. There`s a big difference.
The freedom of speech does not mean the government must provide you with a podium and a microphone, nor does it mean other people are forced to listen to you. The freedom of speech means that no one is allowed to use force on you to stop you from speaking on your own property on your own time and money.
The cops controlling the protest is NOT abridging the freedom of speech; There`s no such thing as the right to forcibly occupy another`s property or block public streets.
I bet you`re the kind of person that cried "censorship!" when Comedy Central edited South Park`s Mohamed episode.
Sunday, November 20, 2011 12:24:02 AM
@ den3jlb - Oh please, breaching the peace? It's called a protest, you ignorant imbecile. It`s protected under the First Amendment to the US Constitution, which you apparently haven`t read. It guarantees the right of the people to peaceable assemble and petition the government for a redress of grievances.
That`s it. Freedom of speech is dead. When nonviolent protestors get beaten down by the police and people just act like they deserved it simply because they tried to express an opinion, there is no freedom of speech.