Freedom of Speech
by Chris Piascik
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The first amendment absolutely gives Mr. Cathy the right to say whatever hateful things he wants. It doesn’t however free him from the consequences associated with those words. Believe it or not, Sarah, the first amendment doesn’t make criticizing someone’s opinion against the law. People getting offended by the things he said is not a violation of his rights. The first amendment DOES give those people the right to express there disagreement by protesting, boycotting, mocking, writing letters, and a number of other actions.
During my tirade on the podcast I was doing a goofy impression of someone thinking they were having their first amendment rights violated. I stated, “I’m not wrong, I’m freedom of speech!” Jonathan and I both laughed at how ridiculous the statement was, but decided it was a pretty accurate description of the mindset, poor-grammar and all.