November 13, 2010
Tapping into traditional First Amendment values
While I don't have much to say today, Glenn Reynolds' link to Iowahawk (currently under suspension for "prohibited activities") led to an interesting discovery. Apparently, there is an official cigarette of the First Amendment:
When protesting the Orwellian suspension of Iowahawk, enjoy the rich menthol flavor of Kools - the official cigarette of the First Amendment. Now in the exclusive crush-proof box!There's a nice picture of the pack, and I'm not only 100% in favor of the idea, but I thought I would add a handy observation I've made before: You don't need to be a smoker to deploy cigarettes in defense of the First Amendment!
Americans still have the right to keep and bear cigarettes anywhere -- even in places where smoking is verboten. I have long advocated not only keeping and bearing, but also deliberately brandishing them as a means of protest:
Even where smoking is banned, there's still a right to carry.Yes, and there is a right to brandish, fondle, grow your own, and even go tap, tap, tap!
Simply go out and buy a pack of cigarettes. They're expensive, but still legal to buy and own, even in places which criminalize smoking, but the neat thing here is that if you're a non-smoker you only need to buy one pack, to have months or years of fun. There is a right to carry in all fifty states.I even came up with a nostalgic cigarette brand:
Ideal for tapping during today's troubled times.
posted by Eric on 11.13.10 at 01:01 PM
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