If you are using this as a segue to argue the for\against the interpretation
of the 2nd amendment. Feel free, but your point is lost on me.
"> Are you so sure it was inadvertent? "
Am I sure it was inadvertent? Absolutely! Taking the context of the
amendment, as well as the history and circumstances of the writers -
ensuring "free speech" of contemporary filth was the farthest from their
mind. They wanted folks of future generations to have the Constitutionally
protected power to speak, print, and gather against government.
Jesus - ok... If you think the Founding Fathers would condone and protect
via "Free Speech" most of what's on the radio, hehe - cripes - You win. I
can't argue with that logic.
I'm a pretty basic fellow. Pretty shallow in about every area of life. So, I
don't have the wisdom or heady ideals to argue such things... I guess for
that reason, it seems pretty cut and dried to me. So some of your stuff is
over my head.
"You have your idea of what does and doesn't qualify and so do most others.
That is precisely why the First Amendment was written as an absolute."
You say the 1st is an "absolute?" Yet you also argue, "the Supreme Court
ruled" on this 30 yrs ago. If something is an absolute, why rule or
interpret? Absolute is absolute. Right? Are you saying there should be no
question as to "Free Speech?" It's all relative, right?
But again, my point isn't morality. 1st amendment is about anti-government
speech, print, etc - or at least in intent.
If you want to add one to allow Howard Stern to say anything he wants - feel
free. Honestly, I don't care.
*And as to the "turn off the TV," or "watch your kids" arguments. That's
pretty stupid - Yea, we all get the point, and agree - with "Change the
channel," but please concede that it isn't that easy. About 3 months ago, I
was shopping for WW books - Bill Hylton's router book in fact - tucked
behind the WW books - I find an explicit book of erotic, lesbian
photography. While it didn't bother me (ex-Navy guy), I wondered "Cripes!
What if some kid found this?"