Shut Up! Just Shut Up!

Well, lunatic John McCain is ranting again, trying to demonstrate to all of us that understanding the Bill of Rights is not a necessary precondition to becoming a US Senator. Not being happy with co-authoring the worst gutting of the First Amendment in my lifetime, he's now whining that people found a way around his restrictions. Everybody else should have to abide by campaign finance rules, just like he does. Sen. McCain forgets the minor detail that the rest of us aren't running for office.

Let's review something, shall we?

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.

For the clueless amongst you, that is the First Amendment. Why is it so difficult to understand? Sen. McCain is obviously incapable of grasping this simple sentence. What's his solution to people thinking they're entitled to speak their minds by virtue of living in America? Legislation! Lawsuits! More legislation! Tirades against officials! That phrase about "Congress shall make no law" isn't important, now is it?

The Bill of Rights was intended to be a check on the powers of government and to protect the rights of individuals. Sen. McCain seems to think it protects the government officials and screw the rights of individuals. Want to run an ad saying John McCain is an idiot that shouldn't be allowed within 500 feet of the Senate, much less a member thereof? We're closing in fast on that time of year when you can't say that. How is this not an abridgment of freedom of speech or the press? I'd be real grateful if someone could explain that to me.


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