1ST AMENDMENT UNDER FIRE
Free speech restored at Liberty Bell display
Keeping order isn’t license ‘to deprive an individual of a constitutional right’
Posted: June 18, 2010 8:36 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh
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He also was ordered not to return to engage in “free-speech activities” without first getting permission from the park.
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Doesn’t anyone find this “amusing”? Like the “free speech zones” at political conventions!
Sorry, but limits are “fire in a crowded theater” and that’s about it.
What other standard could there be that doesn’t gut the First Amendment?
Lysander Spooner was right! ①
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① “Inasmuch as the Constitution was never signed, nor agreed to, by anybody, as a contract, and therefore never bound anybody, and is now binding upon nobody; and is, moreover, such an one as no people can ever hereafter be expected to consent to, except as they may be forced to do so at the point of the bayonet, it is perhaps of no importance what its true legal meaning, as a contract, is. Nevertheless, the writer thinks it proper to say that, in his opinion, the Constitution is no such instrument as it has generally been assumed to be; but that by false interpretations, and naked usurpations, the government has been made in practice a very widely, and almost wholly, different thing from what the Constitution itself purports to authorize. He has heretofore written much, and could write much more, to prove that such is the truth. But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain – that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case, it is unfit to exist.” Lysander Spooner (1808-1887), No Treason (1870) http://praxeology.net/LS-NT-6.htm#no.6
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