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We got TWO rights going on here. Chris Rocks free speech rights, and Will Smiths right to be offended, and respond..
In my view, you're FREE to offend people, and if you do, they're FREE to strike back.. While it's true, that sticks and stones will break my bones, but OFFEND me at your own risk. Should I be more restrained?? Yes. Of course, I should. Nonetheless, OFFEND me at your peril.
Plus, I don't buy that offending people in the context of an act, are OK. To me, they are just as offensive and just as worthy of a response..
PS: Yes, I got more to say.. I'm OFFENDED on this website every day. But, I promise you, should I meet that person on the street, one on one, he would NOT offend me. The reasons why are obvious..
We should change the definition of the N-Word to something that is not offensive to anyone
Cool.. How about bongo? Opp, been taken. Ok, how about jigaboo? Nope, darn it.. Darkie?? Spade? Nahh. Used.. I'm sure there are others. Glad I don't know what they are.
Seems to me, changing a word that's universally used, is much harder than changing the behavior of a few. But, that's just me.
Abortion is not a constitutional right. The right to bear arms is a constitutional right
Nahhh... You're confusing a right in the Bill of Rights, with a right that resulted from a court decision..
Look.. Miranda is NOT mentioned in the Constitution... Yet, it's a right, just as powerful and as strong as ANY Constitutional right..
Or, do you think there's a hierarchy of rights, where some rights carry more weight than other rights?? Dude! A RIGHT is like being pregnant.. You have it, or you don't. There are no gradations of rights.
You're not saying are you, that the ONLY rights we have are those in the Bill of Rights, and the ONLY way to get a new right, like abortion, is to amend the Constitution??? I think you ARE saying that. But, that ain't how it works.
How is it that no one is arguing about the supreme court ruling on Texan abortion law
Ok, you wanted something, I'll give you something..
With this ruling,"the Constitution itself becomes a solemn mockery.”
I didn't say that.. The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court said that. Truly, the Texas abortion law was designed so that it would never have to go under judicial review.. And, 6 members of the Supreme Court agreed with it, thereby making their jobs irrelevant.
The Chief Justice goes on, "the clear purpose and actual effect of S. B. 8 has been to nullify this Court’s rulings. It is, however, a basic principle that the Constitution is the fundamental and paramount law of the nation, and it is emphatically the province and duty of the judicial department to say what the law is. Indeed, if the legislatures of the several states may, at will, annul the judgments of the courts of the United States, and destroy the rights acquired under those judgments, the constitution itself becomes a solemn mockery. It's the role of the Supreme Court in our constitutional system that is at stake."
That's why states can now outlaw guns using this very same vigilante system of governance, instead of the courts..
How is it that no one is arguing about the supreme court ruling on Texan abortion laws?
Look.. I'm fine with it.. My state is going to pass a law designed after the Texas law, that outlaws guns... If abortion is not a Constitutional right, then gun ownership isn't either..
how can a country that just a little over 200 years old have ANY history?" Especially when they go around tearing down parts of it ;)
From my perspective, civil war generals were traitors, who fought a war against America to maintain slavery, and LOST.. That's NOT a history I'd be proud of - unless, of course, you think the wrong side won the civil war..
Nonetheless, statues of these traitors are part of our history, and should be relegated to museums, where history is venerated, and out of the public square where hero's are venerated..
I don't think that's too hard to grasp, do you? ;]
Do we still need the word - Transgender?
Nahhh. There's a LOT of words right wingers would rather not know. But, once you know them, you'll ALWAYS know them..
UNLESS you go through the Trump cult initiation procedure.. It requires a TOTAL cleansing of words you simply don't like, and a re-write of recent history. Then and only THEN you can ignore words, and events that actually HAPPENED
Yeah... Throwing OUT words is waaay better than learning NEW ones. That makes us reel smart.