If you haven’t been cooped up in a cubical all day, you probably know that Joseph Stack set fire to his house and then flew his plane into an IRS building in Austin, TX. Well, apparently there’s a Facebook page for fans of this idiot. Both of these sicken me.
Seriously, what do you think this is going to accomplish? We’ll still have to pay taxes. I don’t foresee that changing anytime soon.
And then there’s the Facebook group. Apparently it was deleted and started back up. As the creator of the group said, “its sad when you don’t have the right to freedom of speech or expression anymore.” First off, there is no such thing as freedom of expression. Let’s see what the First Amendment actually says:
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.
Nope, don’t see freedom of expression in there…Anywhere.
Second, Congress isn’t censoring your Facebook group. Facebook is. Anyways, the courts have always held that the freedom of speech isn’t absolute (you can’t yell ‘fire’ in a crowded room unless there really is a fire).
Must fight the urge to comment on their Facebook page…