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ABOUT THE GOOD OLD FIRST AMENDMENT – Marilyn Armstrong

August 25, 2018

Significantly thought provoking and well done…

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1st amendment cartoonThe first amendment says you can say, write, or publish whatever you want without fear of being arrested, shot, imprisoned, or otherwise legally penalized. On television, the internet, as film or in print. From your mouth or on your blog, even if what you are saying is incredibly stupid, baseless, and factually incorrect. Even if it offends everyone who reads or hears it. As an American, being a loudmouthed jerk is constitutionally protected.

However. The first amendment does not say you are required to utter, write, film, broadcast, or publish whatever idiocy crosses your mind. Just because you can, does notmean you should. The Constitution protects your right to be a moron. It does not mandate you actually behavelike one.

Those are yourrights. Myrights include the right to ignore you.

A rightis no substitute for intelligence. It’s healthy to think. It’s good to read a book, check your sources, find out…

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  1. Thank you. WordPress’s reblog function is not working very well, is it? Thank you again.

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