Wacky Sarah Palin plays "Constitutional Scholar" dress-up.From Amendment 1 to the U. S. Constitution:Palin told WMAL-AM that her criticism of Obama's associations, like those with 1960s radical Bill Ayers and the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, should not be considered negative attacks. Rather, for reporters or columnists to suggest that it is going negative may constitute an attack that threatens a candidate's free speech rights under the Constitution, Palin said.
"If [the media] convince enough voters that that is negative campaigning, for me to call Barack Obama out on his associations," Palin told host Chris Plante, "then I don't know what the future of our country would be in terms of First Amendment rights and our ability to ask questions without fear of attacks by the mainstream media."
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.I want every idiot who screams "FREEDUM UV SPEACH!" anytime they're criticized (read: every wingnut) to read that, and read it again. Read those first five words in the context of every part of that quote. Read it again, and again, until you get it.
It's this level of abject stupidity that makes people like Palin so dangerous - they twist freedom into protection for themselves and themselves alone, and willingly misinterpret the law for their own purposes.
If this woman is allowed anywhere, ANYWHERE, near the White House, we are in grave danger.