May 30, 2015

Civics 101

Comics guy Ron Marz, Bill of Rights expert:


Wrong. (Spoken) Hatred doesn't "try to pass itself off" as free speech in the United States. It is free speech. (The Chaplinsky standard being an exception, which doesn't apply here.)

As with the Marz-ian crowd who were apoplectic about George W. Bush's "shredding" of the Constitution but are now virtually silent about that of Barack Obama, "progressives" really need to be careful in what they wish for when it comes to free expression, and lack thereof.

What speech they like may be what a right-leaning leader doesn't. And what will Ron Marz and crowd yammer about then when said leader says "Hatred trying to pass itself off as free speech is still hatred" ... and should be thwarted?

Posted by Hube at May 30, 2015 01:40 PM | TrackBack

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I read a while back on Hot Air that Canada was prosecuting some people on hate speech grounds. American liberals who keep pushing for such actions here couldn't really celebrate it, though, because the hate speech in question was condemnation of Israel.

"What speech they like may be what a right-leaning leader doesn't. And what will Ron Marz and crowd yammer about then when said leader says "Hatred trying to pass itself off as free speech is still hatred" ... and should be thwarted?"

It's like what you said in the last Marz post: "It's OK when I do it, but don't dare you do it!" mindset.

Posted by: SpideyTerry at May 30, 2015 07:12 PM

Yep, that's the way "progressives" think.

Posted by: Hube at May 30, 2015 08:36 PM

So he wants to ban the musical "The Book of Mormon"? How about "Piss Christ" and that picture of the Virgin Mary covered in elephant dung. The book "The Handmaid's Tale"? The Southern Poverty Law Center? American Atheists Union and Freedom From Religion Foundation? How about Daily Kos and Huffington Post?

Posted by: Rhymes With Right at June 1, 2015 06:26 PM

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