The Framers [of the Constitution] knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.

- Hugo Black

Speech Smeech

What do you do if you don’t like what a t-shirt says, and you are a State Senator? You call for the banning of the t-shirts, because, as you know, free speech is not free if you are offensive.

Big Brains
A (R)epublican giving the (R) a bad name — how can you want government out of our lives and also what them to regulate what t-shirts emblaze across your chest? — is ready to boycott if his resolution does not work:

State Sen. Steve Rauschenberger, a candidate for governor of Illinois said he'll introduce a resolution requesting Abercrombie & Fitch stop selling shirts he deems offensive. “If that doesn't work, he said he'll organize family groups to boycott Illinois stores.” [Read]

(What about those t-shirts that say, “F**K RAIDER HATERS”? People wearing those things need a good ass kickin’.)

Politicians suck. Can you say that, Steve? Are you offended? What if we find you offensive? Oh, that’s right, you’ll lose an election.


posted at 08:14:29 on 11/04/05 by clearpolitics - Category: The Cause - [Permalink]

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