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 ...
The government is merely a servant -- merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a
patriot and who isn't. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them.
There is no 'right' to wear a shirt. There is no 'right' to free expression with pornography to continue with your Penthouse example.
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.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.
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.