Preacher1011 wrote:He ran a site called forsake the troops. Why you should care is I guess I was trying to see how far the "free speech" ammendment should carry. I know it goes to everybody, but I think this is rediculous.
Free speech is free speech, there's no guarantee that you have to like what's said. About 20 years ago the American Nazi Party marched through Cicero, IL where a lot of Holocaust survivors lived. The marched was allowed due to freedom of speech, even though the speech is noxious. There are limits, you can't yell "fire" in a crowded theater for example, but freedom of speech is just that. When you start saying that some speech should be limited where do you stop? And then you can translate it over to other rights. I personally think that Baptists should be banned from holding public office because of their religious beliefs and be ineligible for student loans. See where that gets us to if you start setting arbitrary limits? If you don't like what the guy says don't listen to him and don't post his site so even more people see it. I turned it off. Freedom of speech is considered for political speech, your parents can still wash your mouth out with soapwhen you talk dirty.