Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Judge blames atheist for assault

So, a person was demonstrating in a Mohammed outfit, and a Muslim got upset and attacked him. This is a clear cut case of assault. You have no right to assault anyone else when you are offended. Well, the judge who was deciding the case sided with the attacker. And now there is a lot of criticism being tossed around.

Now, if there was no convincing evidence, then that's fine. But then the stupid statements started flying.

"You have that right, but you're way outside your bounds of First Amendment rights," Martin said, according to a recording Perce made of the court hearing. "I think our forefathers intended that we use the First Amendment so that we can speak our mind, not to piss off other people and other cultures, which is what you did."
This doesn't make sense. This is entirely within the bounds of the First Amendment. You have the right to speak your mind as long as it doesn't piss anyone else off? He needs to be fired, because he clearly doesn't understand basic Constitutional law.

But Martin also repeated his criticism of the atheist protester. "With rights come responsibilities. The more people abuse our rights, the more likely that we're going to lose them," he said. " We need to start policing up our own actions, using common sense, in how we deal with others."
No, we will only lose our First Amendment rights by capitulating to those who demand that we accord every silly myth some level of respect. The judge is just expressing a cowardly approach to the Constitution.

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