Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Bet Ya Didn't Know This About the Constitution!-Part 2

Ever get frustrated by those people who protest military funerals?

Or get tired of hearing people say that Mormons aren't Christians?

What about when people say the US has become a Muslim-run country?

Pretty much any inflammatory statement that to you, and the common sense you know is just wrong.

Does it make you mad?

Do you think to yourself, "That should be illegal"

Or "That's a straight-up lie, people shouldn't be allowed to say that"

Well there's a reason why it's not. And there's a solution on how YOU can fix it.

The 1st Amendment to the Constitution reads:

When people say outrageous things, they are exercising their freedom of speech.

Under the First Amendment, their speech cannot be unlawful.

That means, you can't censor it.

But what can you do?

The Supreme Court- those who get the last word on what the Constitution means- has said that if there's outrageous speech, inflammatory speech, or false speech out then the answer is:


If someone is polluting the marketplace of ideas, it is your job to clean it up. 
It is your job to put out correct ideas and correct information.

Pacifism has become the norm in the word today. People don't like what they hear and they shake their head and walk away. Well that's not any way to solve the problem.

The right thing to do is to put the truth out there. To say your opinion.

I hope that people will change. That when there are crazy folks saying crazy things, people speak up and flood the world with truth.

I think the LDS Church is starting to handle it. The Church is about to do a huge media blitz in the Central Texas Area. I could not be happier. I'm excited to see if this has an effect.

So remember: 

(not censorship)



Sidenote: Thanks for all the kind wishes for our Watermelon! I hope to have a positive report in a few weeks!


Hilary said...

Super interesting idea. I enjoyed talking about it the other night. We can't let the negative and crazy voices be the only loud ones!

testmonkey said...

*fingers in ears* la la LA! I can't hear you! :)