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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Free Speech And Dog Fighting

I am a firm believer in free speech. It is one of the great things about this country. However, I have to say the Supreme Court did not make any sense to me yesterday, when they ruled that taping, and distributing dog fighting matches was considered free speech, and therefore protected under the Constitution.

I am sorry but the last time I checked dog fighting is illegal in all 50 states. If you are taping the event, and then distributing it for profit, or pleasure that would make you an accessory, or accessory after the fact, according to our own laws. An accessory either encourages an illegal act, has knowledge of an illegal act, or tries to cover up an illegal act. Would that not include taping dog fighting acts then either selling those tapes, or in any way sharing them with others? I thought the Supreme Court was supposed to interpret the law. This makes absolutely no sense to me, and why would they want to protect something so disgusting. Can you tape a rape, murder, or child molestation, and distribute as free speech, and be protected from the law? Of course not, that would make you an accessory to the crime, punishable under the law. This was a mistake, I think, on the part of the Supreme Court of this great country.

Lesson Plans For 04/22/10:

We will be playing catch up of previous lessons, due to illness on Tuesday.

DJ:
Reading: Read chapters 44-46 of Black Beauty with summary
Math: Digit identification, perimeter, division
Language Arts: Root words, capitalization
Reading Comprehension
Vocabulary
Sign Language: Review

Caitlin:
Matching worksheet
Phonics: Short E
Math: Addition
Flash Cards
Site Words
Reading: Pick two books from reading list
Money Identification

3 comments:

Anne said...

I agree with you. I don't think that free speech extends to illegal acts.

Femmepower said...

yeah, that's ironic. and it's so sad that some people even patronize dog fighting matches.i find it so cruel. =(

Melissa said...

I really do not understand how they came to this interpretation of the law. It really makes no sense.

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