Tuesday, September 18, 2007

First Amendment 101, for the Constitutionally illiterate.


Amendment I to the Constitution of the Unites States.

"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."

Note the very first word in this very first Amendment. Congress.

Congress, definition of from Dictionary.com:

1. (initial capital letter) a. the national legislative body of the U.S., consisting of the Senate, or upper house, and the House of Representatives, or lower house, as a continuous institution.
b. this body as it exists for a period of two years during which it has the same membership: the 96th Congress.
c. a session of this body: to speak in Congress.

2. the national legislative body of a nation, esp. of a republic.
3. a formal meeting or assembly of representatives for the discussion, arrangement, or promotion of some matter of common interest.
4. the act of coming together; an encounter; meeting.
5. an association, esp. one composed of representatives of various organizations.
6. familiar relations; dealings; intercourse.
7. coitus; sexual intercourse.
–verb (used without object) 8. to assemble together; meet in congress.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech

The First Amendment to the Constitution, says that Congress shall pass no law prohibiting free speech.

Now, I am not the government. I have not sought nor have I been elected to any body of government. I am not a member of Congress. I cannot pass a law of any kind. Therefore, the First Amendment does not regulate me. It regulates the government.

The last time that I checked, Fox News was not a member of the government. So when they chose, as free citizens of America, to turn off Sally Fields microphone, they have not violated ANY LAW in the United States of America.

This is where the hypocrisy and blatant ignorance of Liberals shines through brightly. I cannot state obvious facts, such as:
Blacks have the highest abortion rate in the nation.
If I were to say that, which is factually true, I would be branded a racist by most Liberals, and in today's world, who wants to be branded a racist? One can even get fired for exercising their "free speech" in that regard.

On most Liberal blogs that I have tried to have debates on, I am censored constantly by them. They constantly ban me from their sites. So much for "free speech", huh? They can call me: Hitler, Fascist, Nazi, Hillbilly, Redneck (even though I live near Chicago) but I cannot call an illegal alien, an illegal alien, without being branded a racist. They must be called "Undocumented Worker" because that highlights their "humanity", in an attempt to lessen the fact that they have deliberately violated our laws.

A few more examples: Former presidential candidate Pat Buchanan was hit with salad dressing during a speech, while right-wing pundit Ann Coulter, Weekly Standard editor William Kristol, and right-wing commentator David Horowitz all had pies thrown at them by so-called, tolerant, "free speech" loving Liberals while speaking at Universities.

Some random comments from Liberals taken from blogs or comments sections from articles:

Fox, like the administration, think that censorship and repetition of lies will keep us at war. Fox is sleaze TV, has been since the beginning, yet anti-war free speech must be censored from our delicate ears. Profits and power above humanity allows them to sleep well at night. Sleep tight.

As for saying goddamn? Who cares? It wasn't f*** or something major like that. I'm sorry if some of the more radical Christians are so offended, but they are not the only people in this country.

Freedom of speech, look into it.

This is _supposed_ to be a free country with a First Amendment to the Constitution. Field has a right to say whatever she damn well pleases.

It is truly amazing how many people confuse religion with politics... have your religious beliefs but don't push it onto everyone else. We are a nation that used to believe in the freedom of religion and speech. If I want to say "GOD DAMN", I will and so will Sally. Get over it. If you just can't, why don't you win your self rightious butt an Emmy and tell us all how much you love the war and hate people who say god damn, I bet you won't be censored.

Sally’s Comment should not have been censored by Fox, since it was just an opinion, that should have been allowed by our Constituitional right to free speech. Where is the democracy here Fox? Fox-do American’s still have the right to Free Speech and opinions?

The issue was her politics, which were in the face of the politics of all News Corp and Murchdoch holdings. Pretty sad shot at the already dying First Amendment.



Here is the simple difference. Fox News is not the Government! Fox can cut the mic from anyone they want to! If we are in fact, losing our First Amendment rights, which applies mostly to Conservatives rather than Liberals, it is because Liberals lack of respect and decency have forced some sort of mediation(government). I have always said: If society does not regulate itself, then the government will, and that is exactly why Liberals pull this offensive nonsense.(Current Communist Goals, #'s 24 &25 ) The more reckless our society becomes, the more the government will step in, and that is exactly what the Liberals want, as long as it is a Liberal government.

1 comment:

AnneG. said...

I absolutely agree.
Fox News is the only news I watch.

They are fair and balanced. I do have my favorite on Fox and it is Bill O'Reilly. I know he may not be everyone's cup of tea but he sure does a lot to expose the radical left's agenda to do away with our traditions that our country has had for over 100's of years.
This Christmas season again they will try to take Christ out of Christmas and they will hear from me.
I will write, or boycott whatever store who refuses to at least have Merry Christmas displays.
Christmas is a very special time for Christians who believe in the birth of Jesus.

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