Sarah Palin is again demonstrating that she doesn’t understand the constitution of the United States, or the notion of Freedom of Speech.
The USSC just ruled in a lawsuit brought against the Westboro Baptist Church assholes by the father of a slain soldier. The Fred “God Hates Fags” Phelps clan protested at the soldier’s funeral; the soldier’s father sued for intentional infliction of emotional duress.
With only Justice Alito dissenting, the court ruled that the right to free speech trumps the family’s right not to have that batshit, hateful, despicable bullshit expressed near services for their son.
I tend to agree with Alito – there ought to be some sort of limit; a test by which we uphold the principle of free speech but put a fucking lid on those Westboro fucktards. It could be done…there are plenty of similar balancing acts performed by jurists every day. However, I also understand the reasoning of the court in rendering the decision they did.
Nevertheless, it took less than a day for Sarah Palin to get it completely fucking wrong. She tweeted:
“Common sense & decency absent as wacko ‘church’ allowed hate msgs spewed @ soldiers’ funerals but we can’t invoke God’s name in public square,”
First of all, the Phelps clan – as backward, ignorant and disgusting as they are – are no more “wacko” than Palin’s Assembly of God church in Wasilla.
But the big problem with this brainless ditz in the red fuck-me pumps, who thinks she’s ready and able to be president, is that she hasn’t got even a murky notion of what the constitutional right to free speech MEANS, and has it muddled up with her not being permitted to make America into a Christian Nation.
Listen carefully, Caribou Barbie: You can invoke God’s name anywhere you damn well want. You can pray in the public square all you damn like. In fact, that being an utterly harmless and useless endeavour, here’s wishing you’d spend more time doing so.
What you CANNOT do is require others to pray, employ the power of the state to promote or endorse any religious belief, or cram your fucked up theology down the throats of the secular world by (for example) opening government meetings by invoking Jesus, or displaying the commandments on the courthouse wall, or using tax dollars to set up mangers in front of the town hall, or relying on your silly book of fables in crafting policy, or in developing public school curriculum.
GET IT THROUGH YOUR VACANT, THOUGHTLESS HEAD, you yammering dolt! Freedom of religion MEANS the right to be free FROM religion, and Freedom of speech does not give you the right to violate the rest of the First Amendment.
I hope the babbling neural klutz runs for president. I really do. Ignorant fucking hillbilly grifter.