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'Duck Dynasty' Defenders Learn the Meaning of the First Amendment

There are 15 comments on the US News & World Report story from Dec 23, 2013, titled 'Duck Dynasty' Defenders Learn the Meaning of the First Amendment. In it, US News & World Report reports that:

Somewhere between vitriolic, anonymous Internet comments and reality TV, we seem to have lost the idea of the true meaning of the First Amendment.

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Cat74

Aurora, IL

#2 Dec 25, 2013
It seems like liberals have no understanding of any of the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, and certainly not the Bible. They made such a mess of a man voicing his Constitutional rights to free speech it isn't funny, and it couldn't happen to a better bunch of "Progressives." They haven't progressed much!!!
santorum Greetings

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Dec 25, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
It seems like liberals have no understanding of any of the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, and certainly not the Bible. They made such a mess of a man voicing his Constitutional rights to free speech it isn't funny, and it couldn't happen to a better bunch of "Progressives." They haven't progressed much!!!
Getting harder to be a lying bigot wrapped in buybull "justification" in educated society is all.

There are, however, lots of legitimate free speech issues, starting with glbt books being banned in public libraries and public schools.
Cat74

Oswego, IL

#4 Dec 26, 2013
Don't give me that crap/ There are many books about the gay life style, and lives of gay people in my library. I know someone who catalogues the books at a local library. This is a small town so if they have those books here they have them everywhere.
Wondering

Tyngsboro, MA

#5 Dec 26, 2013
santorum Greetings wrote:
There are, however, lots of legitimate free speech issues, starting with glbt books being banned in public libraries and public schools.
Except for a very limited population, they have no value. BTW, there are no 'free speech issues' when it comes to these books. The writers were allowed to write them, the publishers were allowed to publish them, stores are allowed to sell them.

Since: Mar 09

Location hidden

#6 Dec 26, 2013
From the article ...

" ... Try this at home or at work: Go into your office and tell your boss he's overpaid, incompetent and only got his job because he slept with the boss. See how well it works, claiming First Amendment rights, when you get fired.

Or do this – go home to your spouse and tell her you think he or she has let him- or her-self go, you find them physically repellant, and will be sleeping with people 20 years younger until the spouse spruces up – and maybe not even then. While your beloved is filing divorce papers, claim indignantly that the First Amendment allows you to say such things. Hey! It's your opinion, and everyone has a right to his opinion!... "

Love it!!!
Pierre

France

#7 Dec 26, 2013
santorum Greetings wrote:
<quoted text>
Getting harder to be a lying bigot wrapped in buybull "justification" in educated society is all.
There are, however, lots of legitimate free speech issues, starting with glbt books being banned in public libraries and public schools.
Keep your disgusting gay books out of schools! My eight year old son doesn't need to be taught about how two men have anal sex and how natural, normal and wonderful it is.
SLIF

Scarborough, Canada

#8 Dec 26, 2013
I've seen better looking homeless people than this backwoods cult.Why do they have to be on the A And E Network?They are not Art or Entertainment.
SLIF

Scarborough, Canada

#9 Dec 26, 2013
Pierre wrote:
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Keep your disgusting gay books out of schools! My eight year old son doesn't need to be taught about how two men have anal sex and how natural, normal and wonderful it is.
Keep your porno mags and bibles to your self,and use your own tax dollars to pay for your 8 year old son
chuck

Hendersonville, NC

#10 Dec 26, 2013
SLIF wrote:
I've seen better looking homeless people than this backwoods cult.Why do they have to be on the A And E Network?They are not Art or Entertainment.
google image, duck dynasty with out beards. they are so fake. look like a bunch of yuppies
barefoot2626

United States

#11 Dec 26, 2013
I am glad the fudgepackers are pissed,as they will soon all die and go to hell,lmao
Cat74

Joliet, IL

#12 Dec 27, 2013
All I know is the DD men are very rich from doing whatever it is they do, and millions of lazy, shiftless layabouts wish they could figure out how to make a buck or two, legally.

DNF

“Judge less, Love more”

Since: Apr 07

Born in Newark Ohio

#13 Dec 27, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
All I know is the DD men are very rich from doing whatever it is they do, and millions of lazy, shiftless layabouts wish they could figure out how to make a buck or two, legally.
agreed. good points too
Strel

Tallahassee, FL

#14 Dec 27, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
It seems like liberals have no understanding of any of the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, and certainly not the Bible. They made such a mess of a man voicing his Constitutional rights to free speech it isn't funny, and it couldn't happen to a better bunch of "Progressives." They haven't progressed much!!!
Uh, it's actually been the social conservatives screeching - incorrectly - that Phil's free speech rights were violated.

That is a pretty basic misunderstanding of the First Amendment.

This is not and never was a free speech issue.

“I beleave in reason not god”

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#15 Dec 27, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Don't give me that crap/ There are many books about the gay life style, and lives of gay people in my library. I know someone who catalogues the books at a local library. This is a small town so if they have those books here they have them everywhere.
I was about to say the same thing
Gremlin

Louisville, KY

#16 Dec 30, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
It seems like liberals have no understanding of any of the Bill of Rights, the Constitution, and certainly not the Bible. They made such a mess of a man voicing his Constitutional rights to free speech it isn't funny, and it couldn't happen to a better bunch of "Progressives." They haven't progressed much!!!
Yep....you homophobes love talking about freedom of speech and the bible when it fits your anti gay agenda.

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