The US Supreme Court ruled the other day in an 8-1 decision, Alito dissenting, that you can say anything you want aimed at a specific, private, funeral – even if the hate speech is meant to cause emotional harm, anguish, heartache, distress, or any form of humiliation.
No problem, no sir, no way.
We have to protect, in the most extreme forms, (and whose to say what is extreme) all types of speech even when it is only meant to harm and has no other remotely redeeming value.
The First Amendment says:
“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.”
It is nice to know that the freedom to express hate speech at a private funeral shall not be abridged.
Ooops, I’m sorry! I got the Second Amendment confused with the First Amendment.
That Second Amendment went something like this when it was first written:
“A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
How forgetful of me. “shall not be infringed” means: can be tampered with and have licensing, testing, regulation, etc. as opposed to “Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech.”
As long as the US Supreme Court has preserved the freedom of speech to saying any damn thing you want any place you want – as opposed the right to assemble – which must be done peaceably for some odd reason (?), I come out a winner!
Now I can go before the United States Supreme Court and tell them to kiss my ass, God hates them Fags, Jews Stole the Holy Land, and only Justice Alito will take issue with me.