Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Free Speech

I hope most of you recognize this. It was Article III in the original document but the first two were not ratified so it became the first amendment. I like it. I am an American and a Constitutionalist. Here it is in more legible form.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Therefore, I support the right of fundamentalist fanatics soi-disant Christians to peaceably assemble for the purpose of burning Qur'ans as an exercise of their free speech rights as described above.

I also support the right of my fellow citizens to voice their opposition to a new Islamic community center which will be the same distance from Ground Zero as fast-food joints, strip clubs, and porno shops. Sacred ground, indeed!

And I cherish my right under this beautiful First Amendment to speak my piece freely:

Fuckin' assholes.


  1. Everyone should have a Frank Maier in their lives. =D

  2. this whole burning of a holy book is just shocking to me - we don't need more divisions and more hate!

  3. Gosh, we really need to live closer to you. It's nice to be able to rant in the same key with someone.

  4. My dear Shannon Rose, thanks but I'm not sure everybody wants a Frank Maier in their life!

    Deb, I understand and agree, in theory; but we're humans and realistically I don't think we're evolving out of insularity, tribalism, and xenophobia any time soon.

    Schuyler, we sure wish y'all were closer or that we had unlimited funds so we could come visit you. Ronnie badly wants to sojourn in England. Oh well, one of these days.

  5. And let the people say, "Amen!".