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Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Now they're pushing hard for "speech crime" legislation, so that people
can be punished whether they do anything or not. The general rationale
they use is that as our society becomes more and more "diverse" and
multicultural, we all have to be more careful what we say or write, lest
we offend someone. If we offend someone there may be a public
disturbance, perhaps even a riot. If we want our society to be peaceful
and prosperous, then we all should be careful what we say; we all should
be careful not to say something that may offend a homosexual or a
feminist or a Jew or a Black or what have you. The real threats to a
peaceful, prosperous society, they would have us believe, are the
dissidents, the people who insist on expressing Politically Incorrect
ideas or exposing Politically Inconvenient facts, the people who
deliberately offend other people. They're as bad as terrorists. We need
laws to protect society from them. We need "speech crime" laws, they
That's their rationale. They're pushing it slowly and carefully. Every
time they complain about something I've said or something I've
published, they are careful to say, "Well, there's nothing we can do to
stop him, because of the First Amendment." And the implication is that
it's too bad there's nothing they can do to stop me. There ought to be a
way to stop me. After all, this is the 21st century, and we need new
laws. The First Amendment was written more than 200 years ago by a bunch
of dead, White males who owned slaves. It's still around, it's still the
law of the land, but it's about time to make some changes. At the very
least, the police need to keep an eye on Pierce and other Politically