Tag Archives: First Amendment

The point of a constitution

Somewhere in my files there is a proposed draft constitution for Iraq, composed after Saddam was removed and the country began to reconstruct itself without him. It is a stellar document, inspiring to read. Our Constitution was clearly a model … Continue reading

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Incitement to violence, our emotions and the First Amendment

I love lawyers because they engage and inform my rationality; they settle me down. Without them and the law they represent, I’d be left entirely to my idealism, i.e., my emotions. I love my emotions but need the antidote to … Continue reading

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“It is much easier to burn men…

…than to burn their opinions.” –Charles Dickens, A Child’s History of England

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