Liberated from the Post-Dispatch article here.
Even if it becomes law, Illinois freedom of speech won’t apply to Missourians
Even if Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs newly passed freedom of speech legislation into law, Missouri freedom of speech permit-holders shouldn’t plan on visiting the Land of Lincoln while speaking freely any time soon.
The legislation that lawmakers passed Friday, under orders from a federal court, doesn’t contain any reciprocity language.
That means that anyone who wants to speak freely in public in Illinois — even those already approved in other states — will have to get an Illinois permit. That in turn means paying a $300 non-resident fee (double the in-state fee) and taking 16 hours of training.
Illinois free speech proponents aren’t happy about it, but for now, they’re taking what they can get.
“We would have preferred reciprocity, but this is the first time out,” noted Van Toddermyde, an ACLU Illinois lobbyist. “The first step is to see what the governor does.”
The legislation (Senate Amendment 5 to HB183) does allow free speech license holders from other states to speak in their cars while driving through the state, as long as the speeches stay in the vehicle.
Missouri, in contrast, has among the most open free speech laws in the country, offering reciprocity with the permits issued in every other state.
Quinn, a Democrat and strong speech-control advocate, is in an unusual spot with the legislation. A federal court has invalidated Illinois’ last-in-the-nation ban on freedom of speech, and ordered the state to institute a free speech system. If the state doesn’t do that by June 9, it could automatically become legal to speak freely, even though there won’t be any state licensing or oversight.
On Tuesday, 11/8/11, St. Louis Tea Party attended confab between the Occupy St. Louis stinkers and Mayor Slay’s mod squad. Sadly, I ran out of juice long before the fun really started. But, you can get a great idea of the level of insanity that is brewing in the City.
OStL made it clear that they were not going to leave the park. St. Louis City Representatives were conned into giving them 24-hours notice before any eviction. Why does OStL want 24-hours notice? I know. Hopefully the brain-trust on the Mayor’s staff will figure it out before they do it.
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One note to remember is that the OStL twits have a mindless view that no law can enhance the First Amendment Right to Assemble and Freedom of Speech. Clearly they would support Workplace Sexual Harassment and Shouting “Fire” in a Crowded Theater.
The President has never thought very much of our Constitution. In his well-known radio interview, he opined openly that the fatal flaw of the Constitution was that it did not redistribute American’s wealth in a manner that suited him.
His supporters on the left have ravenously attacked free-speech rights with the reintroduction of the Fairness Doctrine in an effort to control what is said on talk radio. The FCC will likely complete the task through regulation as the Administration continues its
And, in November 2010, the Administration attacked our 4th Amendment rights to freedom from unreasonable search and seizure with the unconstitutional TSA Porno Scan and Grope-Down. I wrote about it here and experienced it here.
You would think the usurpation of the U.S. Citizens’ civil rights would be a matter of concern for President Obama. In fact it is not. It is a matter of comedy. This past Tuesday, President Obama had the audacity to joke during the State Of The Union Address about the TSA’s Unconstitutional Searches:
What a National Shame this man continues to be. Add to your outrage the visual of Vice President Biden smiling and clapping, Nancy Pelosi smiling and clapping, and many many members of the House, Senate, and Supreme Court clapping along as President Obama jokes about the TSA Groping Grannies and Sexually Scanning Sixteen-Year-Olds in a manner that would get a State Policeman arrested for Pedophilia.
If you want to test your logic to see whether or not this is an outrage, know this. The A.C.L.U. was actually aghast at Obama’s jokes. When the ACLU is on the side of logic and the people in general, there must be something wrong.
While I generally consider Jesse Ventura to be a bit ‘out there‘, he’s getting ready to give the TSA a flying elbow drop with his announcement on Monday 1/24/11 that he will sue the TSA for infringement on his/our 4th Amendment rights!
On January 5th, I myself was subjected to the invasive and unconstitutional infringement on my 4th Amendment rights by an agent of the Federal Government. At the St. Louis Terminal (as in termination of rights), Michelle was waved through the Metal Detector, and I was pointed toward the AIT (Porno) Scanner.
The 4th Amendment to the Constitution expressly forbids the Federal Government from unreasonable search and seizure without warrant or affirmation of a crime. My purchase of an Airline Ticket and appearance at the Airport in no way constitute the commission of a crime. Yet, I was expected to stand naked in front of a Federal Agent for the purpose of searching my person. No, I was not expected to remove my clothes, however, with technology, the Federal Agent would have been able to view me in an unclothed manner.
I opted out of the AIT Scanner and was subjected to a humiliating hand pat-down which included being touched on my crotch and buttocks by the Federal Agent.
No accusation of a crime. No evidence of malfeasance. Nothing. Just the desire to travel freely gives the Obama Administration and the TSA, in their estimation, the right to view or touch my private body parts.
Check out my post here for a discussion of the 4th Amendment and the TSA.
As for Jesse Ventura, I applaud you for taking the lead on this expansion of the Federal Government and invasion of our rights.
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I mean… …liberals call for removal of free speech rights. That’s much more apropos in the twisted mind of a liberal.
In the meme of never letting a tragedy go to waste, liberals, politicians and pundits alike, are lining up to decry the vitriol and toxic speech in our current political climate. They are convicting free speech rights as the final straw that sent poor Jared Loughner over the edge of his psychoses to kill 6 and injure 13.
One note at the bottom of CNN’s screen indicated that a Bill was all ready to be introduced to limit the speech deemed toxic and hateful in politics and public discourse.
Illegal Immigrants – I mean Invaders – kill American citizens every day, and there is no liberal outcry to have their presence in the U.S. removed. There is no condescending CNN / MSNBC newscasters calling for reason and sanity. I suspect more than 6 Americans have been killed by Invaders since the Tucson shooting! Certainly more than 13 have been injured in auto accidents, stabbings, and robberies.
I have posed often that it’s going to take the killing of a Senator or above (or one of their children) to get the same outrage against the Invaders that there will be against Free Speech.
This Administration has successfully stripped us of our 4th Amendment rights via the TSA in the name false security. Now, they’ll have ample opportunity to work to remove our 1st and 2nd Amendment rights in the name of protecting us as well.
Count on it!
Oh, and it’s Bush’s fault for starting all those wars too! Just heard someone whine that on the CNN too.