It's not surprising that Sarah Palin would come out in support of Dr. Laura Schlessinger's interpretation of the First Amendment as not guaranteeing freedom of speech, but rather freedom from criticism. Palin's expressed similar beliefs before, basically that the First Amendment only guarantees her and her political allies freedom of speech, while any criticism of her statements is an unconstitutional infringement on her right to say whatever she wants.That's Adam Serwer taking apart the Sage of Wasilla. You are reading him, right?
It goes without saying that this is painfully stupid...
Thursday, August 19, 2010
Regardless of the importance of various small-bore controversies that get inflated by the need to fill cable net and talk show time during slow news months, it's still always a good thing for people to explain core Constitutional principles...or mistaken notions about them: