Be careful what you wear to the airport

This is a discussion on Be careful what you wear to the airport within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by SelfDefense I don't have my dictionary handy, but somehow I don't think the definition of speech includes wearing a shirt. The men ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SelfDefense View Post
    I don't have my dictionary handy, but somehow I don't think the definition of speech includes wearing a shirt.
    The men in black robes have ruled that the printed word (and pictures)does count as free speech. Ergo, you can wear a shirt with a giant gun toting robot as a symbol of your inner child without fear of persecution. Hence the reference to a smut mag.


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    More importantly, prohibitions on the Federal government do not apply to the sovereign states.
    In fact they do. The bill of rights is a document that places prohibitions on all government. Don't agree? Ask sixto. See if he, an agent of the law (local govt.) or a state trooper can search my home without a warrent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by atctimmy View Post
    The men in black robes have ruled that the printed word (and pictures)does count as free speech. Ergo, you can wear a shirt with a giant gun toting robot as a symbol of your inner child without fear of persecution. Hence the reference to a smut mag.
    So, if five men in black robes decide that the Second Amendment applies only to people in an organized militia, i.e. the National Guard, then you will submit to their opinion without pointing out the obvious wording the the Amendment and the intent of the Founders?

    There is no 'right' to wear a shirt. There is no 'right' to free expression with pornography to continue with your Penthouse example.

    In fact they do. The bill of rights is a document that places prohibitions on all government. Don't agree? Ask sixto. See if he, an agent of the law (local govt.) or a state trooper can search my home without a warrent.
    Not only do I not agree, it is very clear that the Constitution only applies to the Federal government. That is why it is perfectly legal for states to enact gun control laws if the people who live there choose that path. The Constitution is a Federal document.

    The Constitution is an excellent blueprint for how states should form their governments. In fact, most states have nearly identical wording protecting the rights enumerated in the Constitution. You may think it is the Constitution that prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures in your state but you are wrong. The sovereign states have their own constitutions that typically includes that prohibition.

    As an important aside, it was never the Court's mandate nor their responsibility to determine if a law is unconstitutional. They simply do not have that power.

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