Good night, and best wishes to all GA researchers.
Remember always that the 1st. amendment was put first for a reason.
In the opinion of many, the First Amendment is what sets the U.S. apart.
In my opinion, it is what sets us apart from the animals. That
includes the ones with two legs and no feathers who only look human.
If the First Amendment means anything, it means that a state has no
business telling a man, sitting alone in his house, what books he may
read or what films he may watch.
Everything I did in my life that was worthwhile, I caught hell for.
I can't claim to be in that lofty group, I only catch hell for about half
of what I do, mostly because I don't suffer fools gladly and, having
actually had the dangerous experience of reading AND UNDERSTANDING
"The origin of Species...." believe in Darwin - SS
Respecting Holmes (O.W., not Sherlock- you idiot) because I actually
read his opinion:
United States Supreme Court case Schenck v. United States in 1919,
Oliver Wendell Holmes did NOT say that you shouldn?t shout ?fire? in a
crowded theater, he said in the majority opinion, ?Free speech would
not protect a man FALSELY shouting fire in a theater."
What if the theater really IS on fire?
The true father of our country was George, but Mason, not Washington.
?Sometimes you HAVE to yell FIRE in a crowded theater because yelling
MORONS doesn?t get anyone?s attention.? - Siliconsamurai
Member, National Press Club of Washington.
Author of five non-fiction books (so far)
And nearly 20,000 bylined articles, columns, editorials, tutorials,
and news reports.
Contrary answers will be given due consideration and the best answer
will get a tip whether you agree with me or not.
A BIG tip if it is a REALLY good answer.
Clarification of Question by
30 Nov 2006 15:31 PST
Mark, don't you know when YOURS is being pulled?
And they say I don't have a sense of humor, but they keep paying me to
write more columns!
Actually I breed miniature donkeys so I know a Jack when I hear one -
no, Mark, Y OU aren't one, but lots of them show up here.