Thursday, September 16, 2010

The First Amendment and burning the Koran

I can't get over the fact that a Supreme Court justice (Breyer) would seriously suggest that burning the Koran may be analogous to shouting fire in a crowed theater and would, therefore, not be protected by the first Amendment.

Taken to its logical conclusion, this would mean that speech against any group that becomes violent enough, is no longer protected by the First Amendment. So if you publicly denounce the Crips, Bloods, MS13, drug cartels--or even some homosexuals--knowing that they may react violently, your speech would no longer be protected under the First Amendment!

So I guess whatever group you belong to, if you become violent enough you can remove your opponents' right to criticize you under the Constitution!

It is truly scary to think that someone with such limited intelligence could get on the Supreme Court.

No comments: