I have this exact same, albeit toned down, discussion with my significant other’s parents all the time. They don’t really grasp the power of the Constitution and our system of government, but they escaped from eastern European Communism, so it’s hard to tell someone in that situation that things can’t radically change for the worse, as far as personal freedoms are concerned.
Soon free speech will be a thing of the past, there are congressmen trying to do away with it. On another note, why should one religion be allowed free speech and not another.
It’s posts like this that make me shake my head and think I’m the only person with some god damn knowledge about how our government works. Stop being so damn paranoid and naive. There’s are 3 branches of government and a bicameral legislation for a god damn reason.
If some piece of legislation passes in the house that’s none-sense chances are it won’t pass in the Senate making it almost impossible for the President to put his John Hancock on it making it law. ON TOP OF THAT, if it’s contradictory to the Constitution which all federal employees are take an Oath to uphold and protect to be sworn into office, the SUPREME COURT can deem in unconstitutional making it null and void.
PLUS, if you don’t like something you have the RIGHT protected by the same Constitution to take proper action against said law, action you don’t like. You can organize and protest, call your state Rep/Senator and if they don’t do anything you can organize people to vote his ass out of office.
You can also introduce legislation yourself, through your elected official who HAS TO present it to the floor of the House.
So, in closing, STFU. The Bill of Rights isn’t going anywhere and stop your god damn bitching. If you don’t like what the Muslims are saying guess what, you can formally submit the right to protest RIGHT NEXT TO THEM ON THE SAME GOD DAMN DAY. Wanna know what’ll happen? Do ya champ? They’ll deny YOUR request AS WELL AS THEIR REQUEST. It would be unconstitutional to DENY ONE OR THE OTHER.
So, read a god damn book and stop listening to the Glenn Becks and the talking heads on MSNBC. They’re trying to keep you dumb and, fuck me, they’re succeeding. Things aren’t as bad as the Media portrays it. Grow a brain, grow some balls, and do something about it instead of whining and waiting for someone else to do it. Shit.
I’m going to a bar and drinking heavily.
Yea … i’d probably tone it down in person too, but this is the internetz … the only thing that gets through is Shock and Awe
I bet it’d be hard for you in-laws to relate to our form of Gov’t based on their experiences … Unfortunately for us I wasn’t talking to your foreign in-laws, I was addressing home-grown ignorance. Hence the indignation. They want to complain but they don’t want to learn about it and that’s where the rant and frustration came from I’m happy now, thanks to my pal Jonny Walker