Saturday, May 29, 2010

Some thoughts on the First Amendment

The inspiration for this blog:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
There's a reason the Founding Fathers listed this one first: it is vitally important for the protection and preservation of all other rights we enjoy as Americans.

Now, that being said, it's unfortunate to note how often people try to hide behind the banner of Free Speech when they're doing something unsavory or illicit.  The First Amendment does not grant free license to lie, defame, libel, or slander anyone.

I have a pretty strong sarcastic streak, an occasionally nutty sense of humor, and some very strong opinions about politics and politicians.  It's possible, if not probable, that from time to time I'm going to ruffle some feathers here.  If you see something on this site that is inaccurate, incorrectly attributed, or otherwise misleading, please let me know so I can address it.

If you just plain don't like what I said, then start your own blog.  All comments here are moderated, and will not appear until I approve them, so posting abusive junk is only wasting your time.  I'm pretty stubborn and you're not going to change my mind.  Your anger issues are not my problem, so why don't you step away from the internets and find a nice quiet hobby, such as stamp collecting?

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