Tuesday, April 26, 2011

"Likely to breech the peace and incite violence."

Following is just classic commonsense from the Borg Conspiracy

Our founding fathers were pretty crafty old birds. They knew of man's intrinsic God given rights and freedoms and of man's occasional propensity to become carried away with himself in the pursuit of them. That is why after they crafted the US constitution, their first order of business was to set about the specifics of constitutionally protected activities and they set about to clarify precisely what protected speech meant.

"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."

What most Americans are not familiar with? Is the latter part of that amendment. The last sentence that has apparently become bleached out with time and no longer readable. Those in Michigan are familiar with it though......
Pastor Terry Jones leaves Dearborn, vows to return for protest next week Controversial Quran-burning Pastor Terry Jones left Dearborn Saturday after unsuccessfully staging a protest outside of the Islamic American Center, but not before vowing to return the following week for another protest.

Jones and his associate Wayne Sapp left for Florida, but say they'll hold a protest at 5:00p.m. next Friday. This time, however, it will not be at the Islamic center, it will be at the courthouse. Jones says his constitutional rights were denied when he was arrested and unable to protest on Friday.

The development came after a jury found a proposed protest by Jones and his associate Wayne Sapp outside the Islamic Center of America, the largest mosque in the United States, was likely to breach the peace and incite violence.

The juries of Dearborn and their judges certainly know about the entire wording of the amenment.

Their 1st amendment reads thus......

"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, unless such actions are likely to breach the peace or incite violence and under those circumstances, the above listed rights become null and void."

Apparently, all those years of propping up the constitution on the steps of the Capital every 4th of July in the sun took their toll. Apparently that last sentence was bleached out and lost to immediate recognition and posterity. But luckily those in Dearborn and other communities saw fit to write it down and secret it away for future references and later decades.

I guess this must have been what happened a few years back concerning abortion and a few other recent rulings by the Supreme court. They must either have special glasses that permit the reading of the faded parts of the constitution? Or they have their own private copies that they reference when the need arises.

In either event, the original intent of the first amendment obviously was never intended to protect unpopular or antagonistic speech when it involved Muslims. Unless of course that speech is defended by the ACLU or those representing entities like the Westboro Baptist Church of Topeka Kansas. When those two entities are involved? Everyone immediately knows where the constitution stands on the matter of freedom of speech and who's rights will be protected when it involves the ACLU.

As it concerns pastor Terry Jones and his desire to protest against Muslims? My recommendation to him would be this. Stop pursuing the idiocy of and illegality of protests that are likely to incite violence or breech the peace. Pastor Terry should stick with the known and the easily defensible and the approved activities that are unquestionably constitutionally protected.

Pastor Terry should gather his followers and make signs and head down to the nearest mosque during the next funeral. And he and his followers should be there at these mosques as frequently and as often as possible and at every funeral there after.

What should the free speech signs say?
"Thank God for Predator Drones and Hellfire missiles!" Allah hates woman's faces! Allah's wrath be upon you! Allah hates America! Allah hates infidel Arabs!"

Make the signs rainbow colored and prop them up in the hands of women children. Maybe add a crescent here and there for added panache. Certainly the US Constitution and our courts will be more than happy to intercede and protect pastor Terry Jones and his speech then right? I mean, it's more about approach than content right?

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