Tuesday, June 14, 2016

First Amendment

Apparently in his rush to defend the Second Amendment to the Constitution, little dt has forgotten there is a First Amendment.  

Bear arms!  We can all buy as many assault weapons as we want, in his view.

But he says he would revoke the press credentials of everyone at the Washington Post.

Duh--there's a First Amendment, too.  It says that Congress can't make laws restricting freedom of the press.  

Amendment I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

Presidents can't restrict journalists either--unless they are presidents of dictatorships or countries without basic rights.


Thank you to Marty Baron, editor of the Washington Post, for his decision to assign reporters to produce a book on dt, coming out in August.  May it sink the ship of the demagogue trying to buy the presidency.


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