Sunday Open Thread 

“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.”

Supporting free speech is not being neutral and does not mean support for repugnant points of view. It does mean you better get ready to make a better argument.
Free speech is, and should be, of course limited by reasonable content neutral time place and manner restrictions.

14 comments to Sunday Open Thread 

  • Scott M.

    And did the “Alt Right” protestants in Charlottesville get their right to peaceably assemble around the Lee statue?I think not.The BLM and Antifa goons get a free pass wherever they go,so the media and the authorities clearly have their thumbs on the scales.

    • You are mostly right. It’s hard to decipher the maze of biased news, biased politicians and biased police chiefs.

      • Scott M.

        People are justifiably sick to death of being called racist.In my city the vast majority of homicides,robberies,rapes,and violent crime are committed by blacks.If I state this fact then I am a Nazi bigot.So be it,I guess.

  • Scott M.

    Returning Christianity to its radical roots,the defiance of the easy and evil

    http://quadrant.org.au/magazine/2017/07/future-christianity/

  • Ted Cruz:

    “It’s tragic and heartbreaking to see hatred and racism once again mar our great Nation with bloodshed. Heidi’s and my prayers are with the loved ones of those killed and injured in the ongoing violence in Charlottesville. The First Amendment protects the rights of all Americans to speak their minds peaceably, but violence, brutality, and murder have no place in a civilized society.

    The Nazis, the KKK, and white supremacists are repulsive and evil, and all of us have a moral obligation to speak out against the lies, bigotry, anti-Semitism, and hatred that they propagate. Having watched the horrifying video of the car deliberately crashing into a crowd of protesters, I urge the Department of Justice to immediately investigate and prosecute this grotesque act of domestic terrorism.

    These bigots want to tear our country apart, but they will fail. America is far better than this. Our Nation was built on fundamental truths, none more central than the proposition “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness”.”

    • Dr. Schplatt

      The nice thing is that although the media falls all over themselves to give them as much air time as they can stand, the white supremacists are a really small minority and if the media, government and society would all just for a moment stand up to them and bitch slap them back to their mom’s basements, we’d be done with it.

    • The self righteousness on social media is going to drive me to drink. Anything not focused like a laser beam on yesterdays event and that small group of assholes is some Nazi sympathizing or racially insensitive. Fuck that. BLM is responsible for more deaths than those assholes. Hell the city government is liable for not better crowd control. Those assholes should be shot for stupidity and for being suckered in. The antifa people will get away with it. These assholes should know that and be smarter. Not being racist motherfuckers would be a good start.

  • Dr. Schplatt

    Sigh, here we go again. The media get to throw the word “Nazis” around like they know what they’re talking about. Did you know that a group of white supremacists in Virginia are all apparently Nazis even though that’s the only real ideological similarities between the two groups? We’ll ignore the atheism, socialism, totalitarianism, and militarism because Nazis are bad, and the Alt-Right has the word “Right” in it, which connects to conservatives which means CONSERVATIVES ARE NAZIS!

    Remember when words actually meant something?

  • Scott M.

    Google “Orwellian”.