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Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Are First Amendment Rights also Natural Rights?

Check out my latest at the Partial Observer. Excerpt:
If and when Congress does violate the First Amendment and censors speech, it is true the Constitutional rights of the speaker are violated . . . but so are the Constitutional rights of everyone else!

You see, we all have the Constitutional right to hear the speech. We all have the right to read books. Whenever spoken and written words are censored, my right to hear or read the material is violated.

The First Amendment restrains Congress from inhibiting the free flow of information. When it inhibits the flow of information, my right to that information is violated.

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