All over the television networks, peeps been talkin’ ’bout that Westboro thing. “The bad guys win,” declared revisionist historian O’Reilly of the 8-1 Supreme Court decision that upheld the First Amendment as being awesome, albeit sometimes abused. Silly Samuel Alito, who O’Reilly agrees with, argues, “Mr. Snyder [the father of the slain Marine] wanted what is surely the right of any parent who experiences such an incalculable loss: to bury his son in peace.” Translation: Funeral rights, mentioned nowhere in any Constitution I’ve read, trump free speech rights. Even Snyder agrees: “We can no longer bury our dead in this country with dignity. What is this country becoming?” But the best line in this exchange comes from Megyn Kelly: “Do you like the First Amendment?” Clearly not ZOMG!
And then here’s Andrew Napolitano and Shep Smith — and, holding true to our theory, whenever you involve Smith in a conversation, reasonable debate can be had!
But bless Sarah Palin, the Fox News paid contributor, who tweeted about the decision: “Common sense & decency absent as wacko ‘church’ allowed hate msgs spewed@ soldiers’ funerals but we can’t invoke God’s name in public square.” Wait. You can’t? BRING BACK THE FIRST AMENDMENT SP! GO GIT IT GURL!