“There Ought to be Limits” on Free Speech Rights

It was last year that New York Sen. Charles Schumer claimed that “there ought to be limits” on First Amendment rights.

Actually, as most are aware, a rodeo clown at the Missouri State fair donned a smiley Obama mask and asked the crowd if they wanted to see Obama run down by a bull.

I’m not a fan of Obama, but I agree that this was a tasteless act perpetrated by … well … a rodeo clown. It is, however, his First Amendment right to say something stupid. Or is it?

Not according to that group well known for its adherence to blind and equal justice, the NAACP. Evidently they think it is a federal offense to speak of the prophet that way.

Representatives of the NAACP described in a statement that the clown’s actions was “inciting violence against our (not your) president.” I added the “not your.” It seemed to be implied. They also claimed that the seriousness warranted a “full review by both the Secret Service and the Justice Department.”

Although it sounds ridiculous and laughable, these fools are serious. They likened it to yelling “fire” in a movie theater, which we all know is automatically investigated by the federal justice department.

Okay people, let’s put a little perspective on this. This guy, Tuffy Gessling is/was a Rodeo Clown! It was a joke! A stupid one, but a joke.

Apparently to those on the left, free speech, even a joke, is not at all free. There must be a price to pay for wrong speech. Yet it has never stopped them from preaching the doctrine of free speech. How they do love to lecture the world.

In September 2012, after the Benghazi attack, that constitutional scholar Hillary Clinton said:

“I know it is hard for some people to understand why the United States cannot or does not just prevent these kinds of reprehensible videos from ever seeing the light of day. In today’s world with today’s technologies, that is impossible. But even if it was possible, our country does have a long tradition of free expression, which is enshrined in our Constitution and our law. And we do not stop individual citizens from expressing their views no matter how distasteful they may be.”

In 2009 Obama was in Asia extolling the virtues of free speech and an unrestricted Internet. An AP reporter Charles Hutzler wrote an article entitled, “Obama to China: Uncensored Society is Healthy.”

Yeah, uncensored unless you are an American conservative or a rodeo clown. At a Virginia event, Obama told conservatives to stop talking and attempted to ban Fox News from the press pool.

The prophet Barack gave a speech at the UN last year regarding the “video” that sparked the Benghazi violence. He exclaimed:

“I know there are some who ask why we don’t just ban such a video. The answer is enshrined in our laws: our Constitution protects the right to practice free speech. Here in the United States, countless publications provoke offense. Like me, a majority of Americans are Christian, and yet we do gun ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs. As president of our country, and commander-in-chief of our military, I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day, and I will always defend their right to do so.”

So Mr. President, why don’t you just call this poor sap, the rodeo clown, and let him off the hook? Maybe fly him out to the Vineyard for a “beer conference” and then contact the NAACP and call off the dogs. It seems like the clown has suffered enough.

I’m sure that will happen. As Rush Limbaugh said, Obama will wait until the fever pitch dies down a bit and then throw gas on what’s left of the flame. That’s what he does!