So this showed up on my dash because tumblr is literally the dumbest ever and has suggested that this incredible blog is the thing my dash has been lacking this whole time, and like I know none of my followers care, or if they do it’s doubtful that they share the beliefs and feelings expressed in this post and blog as a whole so I’m literally yelling to no one but OH MY GOD OH MY GOD WHAT ARE YOUU EVEN WHAT?!? what kind of dum dum is actually this unaware that the first amendment protects citizens against the GOVERNMENT and not each other. Civilians not a part of or associated with a government run group can’t even violate the first amendment. The first amendment does not mean that you are eternally protected from being called an ASSHOLE for your racist and bigoted views. In fact the act of pointing out said dickishness is well within the other person’s first amendment right. Like, I literally thought that no one past the age of 9 honestly believed that “the 1st amendment exists so I can say whatever I want without consequence” is how the world works. And even with the first amendment’s prevention of government censorship and persecution for controversial beliefs, other citizens also have a right to not face excessive threat and therefore CAN take legal action against you under most US law if you dare to publicly express some of the more extreme violent and bigoted thoughts you probably have. But yeah, you’re right, the constitution doesn’t concern itself with protecting people’s feelings, because that’s generally something taken care of by decent people just being decent. Because regardless of your ability to not face jail time for the crap you share, intentionally hurting others pretty much makes you a shitty person. And thankfully there is no law that can stop me from pointing that out.
(Source: obamadawn, via confessionsofacollegerepublican)