When Only The Truth Is Allowed...


Some of the conspiracists over at Volokh were discussing the Bong Hits 4 Jesus" case that the Supreme Court decided. Basically they said that if you intentionally skip school and show up at a public event with a "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" sign a 10 day suspension for the sign is not unreasonable because school kids were expected to be at the public event as part of a field trip.

Trouble is people have no idea how bad drugs are.

Calling attention to them by public ridicule of the Drug War will not be tolerated in America.

In Canada telling the truth about drugs will get you thrown out of school.

Do you see what these drugs are doing? By their very nature they destroy free speech. All is not lost. I have a fix. We declare all discussion of the Drug War and why people take drugs illegal except for professionals licensed or authorized by the state. Fortunately the state has access to enforcers for just such problems.

When only the truth is allowed everyone will be able to speak freely.

Keep that thought in mind when you listen to the incidental music brought to you by the morning maniacs to the left.

posted by Simon on 06.25.07 at 10:43 PM










Comments

So happy that I'm a liberal lefty and can see the truth so much more clearly than the retarded right-wing conservatives.

Elais   ·  June 26, 2007 9:17 PM

Elias,

But I'm a retarded right wing conservative.

How does that compute?

M. Simon   ·  June 26, 2007 9:21 PM

Simon,

A point you're missing is that, because speech is free, if someone actually says things that are provably incorrect, someone who sees that has no conscientious alternative to correcting that individual with speech - because it's not illegal (in most cases) to say things even if they are provably incorrect.

But then you complain that people are picking on you - and claim that your right to free speech is being crushed. It ain't.

Neal J. King   ·  June 27, 2007 5:34 PM

Neal,

I think you missed the irony.

In any case if we want free speech lies must not be suppressed. However, they ought to be countered.

M. Simon   ·  June 27, 2007 6:29 PM

Yes, and when the supporters of the vast majority of the scientific community counter the minority arguments ("lies", if you will; but I prefer the term "incorrect statements"), the vocal minority claims that it is "being suppressed".

Neal J. King   ·  July 1, 2007 6:41 AM

Neal,

Science is different. All it takes is one differing "correct" opinion.

Of course I do not mean ultimately correct. Just better.

M. Simon   ·  July 1, 2007 9:09 AM

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