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Chris Piascik (chrispiascik)

Freedom of Speech

by Chris Piascik

Throw Pillow made from 100% spun polyester poplin fabric, a stylish statement that will liven up any room. Individually cut and sewn by hand, each pillow features a double-sided print and is finished with a concealed zipper for ease of care. Sold with or without faux down pillow insert.


On the most recent episode of Always Making (episode 9) I went on a little bit of a tirade about people conservatives not understanding the first amendment in regards to the recent Chick-Fil-A controversy. If you’ve somehow missed this story, the owner of Chick-Fil-A made some anti-gay statements and has given a lot of money to groups aiming to stop same-sex marriage. In response, people have gotten angry and have started to boycott the fast food chain. This boycott has led some to exclaim that first amendment rights were being violated — most notably, Sarah Palin.

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.

J.P Ormiston commented on August 3, 2012 3:59am
awesome. This will be my go-to quip if my opinions are ever questioned
Chris Piascik commented on August 3, 2012 2:38pm
Haha! Thanks!
Karen Hallion Illustrations commented on August 3, 2012 6:33pm
LOL! Awesome.
Leah Flores commented on August 3, 2012 8:45pm
I always appreciate your well-crafted, intelligent, and humorous designs! This one really takes the cake though! I can barely stand being online today due to all of the moronic posts about free speech.
Marcelo Romero commented on August 3, 2012 8:50pm
yes, freedom!
Pencil Me In ™ commented on September 4, 2012 1:58pm
love this chris!
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