Roger Ebert, film critic, says this (about the Ground Zero Mosque):
The First Amendment comes down to this: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
I’m just picking on Roger because he is the latest I’ve caught saying it. Nor am I going to demand military experience, or even for that matter, know what the hell they are talking about.
What I do wish for, however, is similar concern for all the amendments and rights.
For instance, the 2nd amendment. I’d be happy to have Roger sacrifice for my right to defend myself, but I doubt he is interested.
And I didn’t hear any liberals going on about “defending to the death” property rights in the Kelo eminent domain case. (4th amendment)
Nor are they beating down the doors complaining about how powerful the Federal government is, and how it has usurped, effectively the 10th Amendment.
And those cops that were declared innocent in state court, and then brought up on charges in Federal court. No liberals were screaming about dying for the 5th amendment then.
Here is a tip…. if it is bad for the country, then to a liberal, the Constitution protects it. If it is good for the country, well… we may let you do it, but we will tax it.