“After reading hundreds of e-mails, I have made MY decision. By pulling my opening Oct 3rd, You (ESPN) stepped on the Toes of The First Amendment
Freedom of Speech, so therefore Me, My Song, and All My Rowdy Friends are OUT OF HERE. It’s been a great run.” — Hank Williams Jr
I was getting a hair cut earlier this morning, and the tv was on CNN, and when the Hank Williams segment came on, some redneck yelled “Did you see that stuff? Whatever happened to freedom of speech?”
And, of course, remember the queen bee of conservative idiocy:
In the wake of Dr. Laura Schlessinger’s decision to end her radio show after repeatedly using a racial epithet, she’s spent quite a bit of time talking about freedom of speech. “I want to regain my First Amendment rights,” Schlessinger said, contending that special-interest groups were limiting her freedom to express herself.
Sarah Palin jumped in and tweeted, “Dr.Laura: don’t retreat … reload! (Steps aside bc her 1st Amend.rights ceased 2exist thx 2activists trying 2silence”isn’t American,not fair”)”
That was soon followed by a second tweet:
“Dr.Laura=even more powerful & effective w/out the shackles,so watch out Constitutional obstructionists. And b thankful 4 her voice, America!)”
Have Dr. Laura’s rights been trampled? Are her critics undercutting the Constitution?
We have an entire generation of loudmouths who have no idea what the 1st Amendment means. Hank Williams didn’t have his free speech violated in any way, shape, or form. He said what he wanted on Fox, his employers said they didn’t like that, a bunch of people called him an idiot, a bunch apparently emailed him (in all caps, I’m sure) to support, he exercised his free speech rights one more time and resigned, and now I am writing about it. Free speech and 1st amendment right all over the god damned place. Just because your boss cans you because you said something you don’t like doesn’t mean your rights were violated. Hell, go try it- go call your boss an asshole. Get back to me.
I really wish these idiots would stop waving their pocket constitutions at anyone and everyone, sit down, and read the damned thing.