I mentioned how Judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg wasn’t sure if the 2nd Amendment, the part about an individual’s right to keep and bear arms, should be extended to citizens in all states since the Heller ruling only covered folks living in Washington D.C. or other federal protectorates. The veins in my neck just started swelling as I re-read that part of the article.
Today I read Bill Bumpas’ article in OneNewsNow , a follow up to one by Charlie Butts of the same organization covering a Montana case on the 1st Amendment right of free speech.
According to the update, “A judge in Montana has ruled against a high school valedictorian who wasn't allowed to speak at her graduation ceremony because she wanted to give God credit for her success.”
‘Whitehead explains he has seen many incidents of constitutional rights violated in graduation ceremonies, and has won several such cases. But Griffith's case -- which he describes as "pure censorship" -- is the worst he has seen, he says.
"Society seems to be going another direction," observes the attorney. "But the scary thing is, even these students who just want the right to freely speak like other students about what they believe in [are] being denied their rights. So what's happening is we're gutting the free-speech clause [in the Constitution]."
Whitehead maintains that students have constitutional rights -- but warns that "if we don't begin protecting the right to free speech in the schools, we are going to lose the right to speak entirely."'
I’d like to know the name of the judge in Montana, the one who hasn’t been told the Bill of Rights was ratified, that it was intended to insure God given rights to every citizen; even those living in Montana of all places. Judge Ginsburg seems bewildered by the Bill of Rights; actually believing they only cover folks in Washington D.C., now I find Montana residents are exempted from the 1st Amendment; what’s next?
No wonder kids are confused about life here in America, the rules keep changing with reckless abandon. We’d better get back to basics in one big hurry, re-establish our foundations in order for our nation to prosper, a nation which shall not perish from this earth.
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