Please read this entire post. You're going to see a message from a friend in the military (whos' identity I have protected) and a ruling from the Supreme Court. They reflect opposite views from the same government. The first concerns Right Wing blogs, the second concerns the 1st Amendment.
Ken this has nothin to do with the post. This is the quickest way I can let you know the man is shuttin you down! On all DoD computers, pictures and tags are "X'ed"outand won't show,anything and I mean anything embedded or linked to FOX video causes IMMEDIATE computer shutdown and require re-start,CONTINUOUSLY!!Check you bud list for same action, they're hittin all the GOB, III's' etc. Stuxnet lite...Watch your top-knot,stay at name tape defillade, may be our last comms....
WASHINGTON – The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a grieving father's pain over mocking protests at his Marine son's funeral must yield to First Amendment protections for free speech. All but one justice sided with a fundamentalist church that has stirred outrage with raucous demonstrations contending God is punishing the military for the nation's tolerance of homosexuality.
The 8-1 decision in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka, Kan., was the latest in a line of court rulings that, as Chief Justice John Roberts said in his opinion for the court, protects "even hurtful speech on public issues to ensure that we do not stifle public debate."
I'll take on the second one first.
While I find it absolutely abhorrent that anybody would picket a funeral of any kind and especially so the funeral of a Patriot that voluntered to serve our nation, I will freely admit that I am not a Constitutional Scholar and I am not learned in the law of our Land. I am also not a pinko left wing judge appointed by a president of like mind. I had to throw that in.......
What I am thankful for is for those that have chosen the noble undertaking of protecting these families from this outrage of justice. We have men and women that give up their free time to attend these funerals and guard the families of our Nations' Protectors from these religious zealots.
Now the first one:
While our Supreme Court protects the "right" to cause more grief of a loved one that served his/her Nation, we have a commander-in-chief that either has authorized or in the very least allowed the censorship of internet traffic which is a violation of our 1st Amendment rights.
When I was a soldier many years ago, we were taught to obey orders but at the same time we were also expected to recognize an unlawful order. But the knowledge of an unlawful order took the knowledge to recognize it as such.
So when our military is ordered to supress, whether by force or by technology, our guaranteed right to Free Speech, will they know that this is a lawful order?
Apparently in todays' military, this knowledge is being restricted. And I have to say that because of a flagrant violation of our Civil Rights, because of a ruler that ignores our beloved Constitution, because of his arrogance, we are closer to a revolution than we have since our beginning.
Remember, the 2nd Amendment protects the other amendments.
Load 'em up, Boys.........
I'm hoping that my regular readers will forgive me of the fact that I didn't say Fuck Shit or Piss once in this entire post but I'm kinda sorta hoping this motherfucker will get posted elsewhere.