Uhhh….Sorry, But One of These is NOT Like the Others

From the NY Times:

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down on First Amendment grounds a California law that barred the sale of violent video games to children. The 7-to-2 decision was the latest in a series of rulings protecting free speech, joining ones on funeral protests, videos showing cruelty to animals and political speech by corporations.

Hmmm….

Let’s see:

  1. Content of video games?  Yup – that’s speech.
  2. Homophobic turds holding up signs outside of funerals of people they have no personal connection to? Yup – that’s speech.
  3. Animal torture videos?  Yup – that’s speech (though hopefully all such videos will be used as evidence in animal cruelty prosecutions.)
  4. Giving corporations the green light to buy government?  Nope – that’s fascism, courtesy of the already-bought-and-paid-for Justices Scalia, Thomas, Roberts and Alito.

As for who actually believes in free speech?

Justice Thomas said the Constitution did not protect minors’ free speech rights

Typical conservative christianist.  Children have all imaginable rights….

until they’re born.

Clarence Thomas is a perjurer and the epitome of judicial dishonesty.  It is time for him to go.

One Response to Uhhh….Sorry, But One of These is NOT Like the Others

  1. Megan says:

    I hate this argument – people trying to spin Citizens United as a “free speech” victory really get my blood boiling. Since when is bribery considered free speech, and, even if it were, why should the wealthy be more deserving of “speech” than anybody else?

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