THE FIRST AMENDMENT
assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”
rage on forever, even judges can’t agree.
does have it’s limits. Our founding fathers wouldn’t mind if we drew the line at a
inspired him to murder a deputy sheriff. But Tupac’s song wasn’t a how-to on
killing police, with explicit instructions. There is a thick line that falls between a
work of art that depicts or describes an act of violence and a book that gives
advice on murder.
Anyone with even a shred of common sense knows that you can’t say or write
magazines across the country go through a self-censorship process that’s stricter
than any amendment would impose. Unlike some people, most editors and
publishers know that the First Amendment’s forbidding government from making
a new law impinging on freedom of speech doesn’t mean that private individuals
can’t sue you. One judge might throw their cases out, another might rule for the
Bill of Rights. But that has never stopped individuals from suing them. I saw
keep on, if the congress feels that strongly about our rights, so be it. But we need
more people to stop them from getting out of hand.