Published on August 6th, 2012 | by Brad Stephenson3
Some Of The Dumbest Free Speech Tweets We Could Find
One of the great things about the United States of America is the First Amendment to our Constitution. It states the following:
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.
Of particular relevance for the past couple weeks is that part about free speech. As everyone knows by this point, Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy recently commented that he is “supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit.” In other words, he is not supportive of gay marriage.
I happen to think he’s completely wrong on this issue, but that’s not the point of this post. Cathy is protected by the First Amendment, and should be able to speak freely and practice his religion freely. What is shocking — or maybe not these days — is the complete display of ignorance from some of Cathy’s supporters about what “free speech” actually means. Just because you are free to say anything you want in America does not mean you are free from response.
If you speak freely, you should be prepared to listen freely.
Dan Cathy had every right to make his comments about marriage, and his freedom to speak has been impeded in NO WAY. Has Congress passed a law abridging Cathy’s right to speak out against gay marriage? Nope.
By that same token, gay marriage advocates who have spoken out against Cathy and promoted boycotts of Chick-fil-A are also protected by the First Amendment. Hooray for Democracy, right?
Well, it seems that 90 percent of this country skipped their fucking civics classes. I’ve compiled some of the dumbest tweets about free speech below for your enjoyment.
Her next tweet was about someone eating a booger.
Freedom of speech is a right we ALL have except for everyone you just told to shut up.
So if I disagree with someone’s right to free speech, I shouldn’t exercise my own? Instead, I should move out of the country? Got it.
Guess what, @The_Real_BDL, just because someone disagrees with you, it doesn’t mean they’re impeding your free speech. Now go eat some diarrhea.
Marty, I don’t even know what you stand for, sir.
Actually, this guy seems to understand free speech completely.
And this tweet was just amazing. I want to party with Kitty Lamont.
Boom, your first-born will be gay. Suck on that shit, dickhead.
“Omigod, you gays! You got buttsecks all over mai waffle fries!!!!! Ewwwwww!”
Yes, that’s the best way you could possibly support your right to free speech.
The list could go on and on, but I’d like to hear from you. What do you think? Has anyone’s freedom to speak been obstructed in any way? I know you have something to say about all this, and Act Classy strongly supports free speech. Share with us in the comments below!