posted on Jul, 16 2011 @ 01:39 PM
Does Obama have a right to go to a Neonazi rally? What if he was actually endorsing it?
The governor has rights. He has the right to any beliefs, and maybe to go to rallys. But, going as Governor, basically advertising it as something
approved by the governor, he's indirectly serving an establishment of religion through his place in office. This is much worse if any local funds or
tax dollars get put on this.
I'm easily imagining a speech from him at the rally, and treating it like a usual public event. It's a case where he can't really practice his
personal rights without abusing the rights of his position.
The General rule of thumb, is that if the tables were turned, and the governmental action was regarding something you don't believe. Such as if the
governor was going to a neonazi rally. Or, what if the pledge of allegiance said "There is no god to be under"? People would freak out at the
governmental support of something that goes against their beliefs, but have a double standard that it's ok to go against others beliefs.
Did the "Atheists" (Their more acting like libertarians, and possibly may include people of other faiths, so no reason to generalize a certain
group) ever win this? I hope they did.