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thomas2304 Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 1:38 PM
The Supreme Court is buffaloed by the liberal elites into thinking the right to freedom of speech includes the right to an audience. It does NOT. The First Amendment grants anyone the right to say anything to a voluntary audience. But the First Amendment does NOT give you the right to force anyone to listen to (or see) you. Suppose a stranger says, "Come over here; I want to tell you something.".Are you obliged to go?
Youhateme Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 4:54 PM
The constitution is a peice of paper with words on it. stop believing in it and take responsibility for your true rights. Your natural rights. You don't need a f***g paper to tell you what is right and wrong retard.
Milt37 Wrote: Jun 18, 2012 3:42 PM
Actually, the First Amendment doesn't "grant" any right to anyone. It only prohibits the FEDERAL government from infringing on the right to free speech.

Your argument is so riddled with holes, I don't know where to start.

Anyone who thinks that the Constitution "grants" rights is in trouble from the get-go.

BY A VOTE of 183-50, town meeting members in Middleborough, Mass., last week approved a bylaw making public cursing a civil offense and authorizing police to enforce the ban by fining offenders $20.

Town Hall may find it hard to collect on those fines. Assuming Cohen v. California is still good law, the First Amendment's protection of free speech extends to using four-letter words in public, and as soon as the new ordinance is challenged it will almost certainly be struck down. Legally, town authorities don't have a leg to stand on. But their concern with enforcing public standards...

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