Are we really willing to go there? Define the 1st Amendment down to where only "nice" speech is allowed?
The KKK can yell stuff all they want, people can be as obnoxious as they wish, with WORDS. Once it crosses over into the actual physical realm, then it becomes something else.
Whatever happened to "sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me"?
People didn't put up with bullies long when I was a kid - eventually you'd turn on them & get them good.
But it seems to me, with people making the government "their mother", we need *more* mothering, and laws to tell people they cannot use their God-given rights.
I was reading an article about bullying laws in NJ, and in NY state.
Evidently we have too much free speech. I am against these "anti-bullying" things going on in schools, towns, states etc. Who decides what is "bullying"? Telling someone they're an idiot? gee.. I guess I'd be arrested.
In New Jersey, schoolkids can call Crimestoppers Tipline to let on they've been bullied, thus getting the POLICE involved. Can we say "waste of government resources"?
In more nanny state news, here's something from The Telegraph:
No more balloons for kiddies under 8, and no more party whistles for the under 14 crowd.
what?? I guess water balloons are right out then! Someone might get hurt! or wet :P
According to Mayor Bloomberg of NY state:
There are powers only governments can exercise, policies only governments can mandate and enforce and results only governments can achieve. To halt the worldwide epidemic of non-communicable diseases, governments at all levels must make healthy solutions the default social option. That is ultimately government's highest duty.
WHAT??? This is such a lie, and you know what's REALLY sad, is that people will suck this down and actually believe it. People you would think would have at least a gram of common sense, and they believe this drivel.
This kind of goes to show how the US, overall (not saying everyone) is getting stupider. A nation of sheeple.
I'm starting to have serious doubts, as to whether this country can actually survive the coming implosion of government, as handouts grow greater, and those not receiving some form of gov't money swells.
It appears to me that self-reliance, and actually being responsible for what you say/do/ etc is totally out the door. And that's sad.
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