Friday, February 03, 2006

Talk about Shredding the Constitution

I wonder if Barbara Miller of Eagan would consider this an example of making the Constitution “optional”:

Jennifer Farrelly, 19, of East Windsor, has been charged with ridicule on account of race, creed or color and second-degree breach of peace.

You read that right, folks. This young female person has been charged with making fun of another person.

Shall we look at the definition of ridicule: Noun: To make fun of or mock somebody or something in a contemptuous way, Verb: mocking laughter, mimicry, or comments intended to make fun of somebody in a contemptuous way.

I don’t care how rude or obnoxious this chick is; when police can arrest people because they ridiculed another person – for whatever reason – we have sunk to the level of totalitarianism.

Compare this to the Danish cartoon of Mohamed wearing a bomb as a turban. Would the police in Connecticut have arrested the artist for “ridicule on account of religion”?

This is a disgusting example of how Political Correctness destroys freedom. Yes, I said Political Correctness destroys freedom.

When we loose the right to call someone a name, without fear of arrest, we loose the first amendment and, in time, will loose the entire document.

Back to Barbara, I wager she is in favor of this arrest and any punishment handed down by the courts – which will hopefully be overturned on appeal – because to cretins like her, what’s most important is protecting feelings, not freedom.

As I’ve said before: These people are dangerous.

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