Thursday, October 21, 2004

Free Speech Law Suit

WCJB - TV20 News

"Is it a question of free speech or displaying obscene material in public? A local anti-war demonstrator landed in jail five months ago after he waved a political sign that one police officer considered obscene."

This is just one issue I have with obscenity laws. Evidently one man's obscenity is another's political speech.

Also check out this site: U.S. Labor Against the War

My favorite quote: "As you know, we don't have a problem with people exercising their constitutional rights," GPD Cpl. Art Adkins said. "But if there's offensive material that could be viewed by a child . . . we're going take action on it."

Well, all I can say is that Cpl. Adkins does have a problem with people exercising their constitutional rights. Or maybe he doesn't have a problem with people exercising their rights as long as he's not offending by it? Which is to say, he doesn't have any real understanding of those rights.