Saturday, November 28, 2009

On the first amendement and freedom of speech.

I noticed in's "poor me I am password protecting everything" blog she goes on about the First Amendment, she even posted a cheesy bumper sticker that reads "I [heart] the First Amendment". Every time someone like her, or someone equally as brainy like Carrie Prejean, rambles on about their First Amendment rights I am in tears laughing. First off let's post it here:

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.

I'm a bit behind in the news but I don't recall hearing about Congress proposing a Trisha Haas can't speak freely law. Yes, under the First Amendment she has the right to post photos with cruel captions, and under the First Amendment I have the right to talk about what a mean and nasty blog it is. Others also have the right to talk about what a mean and nasty blog it is, that's how the First Amendment works...we ALL have the right to speak.

Trisha is not being attacked for exercising her right to free speech, she is being attacked because the content she has posted (and not limited to that post alone) reeks of Junior High School bullying.

So does she have the right to continue posting and producing "mean" content? She does, so does the Klan for that matter. Is she within the bounds of the laws of the State of Alabama? Yes, but just to provide a reference point, it's also legal to marry your sister in Alabama (Code of Alabama Section 30-1-3). Is she within the bounds of plain human decency and compassion? No. Not by a long shot.


  1. I am dying laughing over here about the last paragraph!!!

    Great post! Let's all post cheesy 1st amendment buttons on our blogs ha hahahaha!

  2. I find it hilarious that some people have the audacity to fall back on "free speech" to defend their actions while simultaneously going ban-happy on anyone who doesn't agree with them. Free speech isn't a one-way street; EVERYONE has the right to be heard, and by censoring comments that call her out on her wrong-doing, Trisha is only further admitting to her hypocrisy.

  3. Exactly Lis.

    Somebody posted on my blog about my "hate petition" and how I'm worse than Trisha but I didn't ban them. I allowed the comment and responded.

    As long as somebody doesn't post porn or excessive cursing I allow them to say what they want in my comments. Heck, I've said even Trisha can come comment if she wants.

  4. I have had to moderate a post or 4 on my blog, but I just deleted them. They were from anonymous names so I figured it was no big deal. Ohh and go figure this was a time then I made a post or 2 on and