You probably know about the Right of Free Speech, the right mentioned in The First Amendment. It is supposed to protect people who speak out against government. But if you are not part of a political majority is may not work so well.
The United States government has permitted content-based restrictions on speech only for incitement, obscenity, defamation, speech integral to criminal conduct, so-called “fighting words,” child pornography, fraud, true threats, and speech presenting some grave and imminent threat the Government has the power to prevent..
Absent from these few categories is any general exception for lies. One may conclude there is a Right To Lie.
Those who won our Independence believed the freedom to think as you will and to speak as you think are means indispensable to the discovery and spread of political truth. Unfortunately the courts now prosecute thought crimes. They are called Hate Crimes.
Without free speech and assembly, discussion would be useless but when thought and speech are protected discussion affords ordinarily adequate protection against the dissemination of noxious doctrine.
It is unfortunate that the greatest menace to freedom is an inert people. Some believe public discussion is a political duty. I don’t. Discussing issues in public can be dangerous, especially when dangerous people get control of government. Prudence in such cases is better than courage. The Right to Speak is chilled by threats.
In the case of President Obama and his relentless unconstitutional behavior over the past five years,……
“Legendary comedian Jackie Mason has uncorked a full-blown assault on President Obama and his troubled attempt at providing health care for Americans.
“It’s such a ridiculous thing. The whole country’s walking around wondering if this guy’s really the president of a country. He sounds more like a maniac in an asylum,” Mason said in a radio interview Sunday night.
“He’s saying things that nobody believes. He was always lying every day of his life. Every time he talks it was a lie. The only time he told the truth is when you didn’t hear from him.”
“This is becoming so ridiculous, that even the biggest liar can’t top himself,” Mason, 82, told host Aaron Klein on WABC in New York City. “He looks at you straight in the face, and tells you that if you want your plan, you got your plan, you keep your plan. Now, a month-and-a-half later, you got no plan, you lost your plan, and he tells you you still got a plan.
President Barack Obama
Mason continued on Obama: “He has a whole country walking around dizzy wondering who we’re listening to. If this is a president of a country, how come he’s the only one in America who doesn’t seem to know what’s going on here?
“Never did I expect a guy like this, the head of a country, to blatantly lie to your face, and then not only lie to your face, then lie about the fact that he never lied. Then lie again about the next lie he told. There used to be a time when you would worship the president, even if you didn’t like him. You knew he told the truth because he’s the president of a country. Now, he’s the only guy in America who would have the nerve to lie this much.
“You say to yourself, ‘Wait a second. Who am I listening to? Was this guy actually elected to the presidency? A man who’s completely out of his mind, who’s out of touch with humanity, with America, who doesn’t seem to know what’s going on here? Does he read a paper?’
“A guy like this should be locked up … If he wasn’t the president, he’d be in jail or in a sanitarium. He wouldn’t be outside talking to people in this condition. He would be considered a danger to his own his own health, to his own life.