Friday, March 2, 2012

The First Amendment

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.
In other words: you know what the first amendment does NOT cover? Your right to be an asshole on the internet. I love seeing the "free speech" argument pop up to defend someone who has said something offensive or asinine.

No, random internet moron, the first amendment does NOT mean that the owner of a private blog is obligated to post your opinion if s/he doesn't want to.
No, bearer of obtuse ideas, you shouldn't spout off bigoted shit just because you won't get arrested and prosecuted for doing so.
No, brave anonymous person, I can't imagine that your parents would be proud that you somehow managed to escape their lessons on decency and common sense.
No, fool who thinks your hegemonic ideas are somehow radical, I don't think I'll pay attention to your drivel any longer now that you've outed yourself as being both offensive and cliche (the two often do go hand in hand.)

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