We all learned about the Bill of Rights in school, the name by which the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution are known. Some of the Bill of Rights are more complicated and harder to understand than others, thus easier to forget. But the simplest to remember and apply is our freedom of speech protected by the First Amendment.
That said, how can a Vice Presidential Candidate NOT KNOW when her First Amendment rights have been violated!?
No satire or questionable statistics with this post, just facts. And here they are…
In a conservative radio interview that aired in Washington, D.C. Friday morning, Republican vice presidential nominee Gov. Sarah Palin said she fears her First Amendment rights may be threatened by “attacks” from reporters who suggest she is engaging in a negative campaign against Barack Obama.
Palin told WMAL-AM that her criticism of Obama’s associations, like those with 1960s radical Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, should not be considered negative attacks. Rather, for reporters or columnists to suggest that it is going negative may constitute an attack that threatens a candidate’s free speech rights under the Constitution, Palin said.
“If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations,” Palin told host Chris Plante, “then I don’t know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media.”
Remember, this isn’t the first time she’s displayed her ignorance of the Constitution on a national stage.
Furthermore, the Constitution guarantees freedom of association. Thus, by Sarah Palin’s own reasoning, when the media (or Palin herself) criticize Obama for his associations, they’re actually threatening his constitutional rights. Hmmmm….
SO I’ll ask the question again. Do the McCain supporters really feel comfortable with this woman a (72 year old’s) heart beat away from being our President? A ski bum would know better than that!