January 21, 2013

Why we do not pick and choose our Rights and Freedoms

Some will argue that the framers could not imagine modern semi-automatic weapons and thus gun control is not a violation of the Second Amendment. They maintain a world of flintlocks and muskets is too far removed from modern society and firearms to apply today.

As such, can we also argue that free speech as guarnteed by the First Amendment does not apply to radio, television or internet speech?

Would it be true that Mormonism, or Scientology are not protected religions under the Freedom of Religion clause?  Neither sect had been founded yet. Is it then Ok to ban Kwanza? How can it be protected when the Founders had no notion?

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

A review of the history of the Bill of Rights will answer most of the questions, but that would require actual research and not a pull it of there ass emotional bullshit reaction. Then again that would be expecting an adult reaction.

James Old Guyg

Anonymous said...

Actually, freedom of speech has been affected by government. Television, in particular, has been forced to upgrade its technology to HD. This is identical to forcing gun owners to upgrade to electric chain guns.
-Steve_in_CA

Ed Bonderenka said...

I can't afford to feed an electric chain gun.
darn.

Woodman said...

"Television, in particular, has been forced to upgrade its technology to HD. This is identical to forcing gun owners to upgrade to electric chain guns"

This is identical to forcing a company to stop dumping waste in a river. The broadcast spectrum is a natural resource.

Individuals can keep watching analog TV all they want. In fact, if you aren't a high power station you can still broadcast analog.

And, Free Speech on TV doesn't count unless you own everything in the chain. If I don't like you saying "cheese" on my station/show/network, I can prevent you from saying it. Free speech is only protected from Governmental interference.

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