Best Cracked article to date.
“Freedom of religion” as afforded to us by the First Amendment isn’t actually freedom at all when the constituencies of the well-funded upper class gain another stronghold on our lives via the privatization of our education and healthcare institutions; rather, it’s insurance that this wealthy minority will have the power to vehemently promulgate their personal and sometimes extreme ideologies right into our bodies and our children by proxy of eliminating any democratic government influence, i.e., your vote, on those institutions.
Apparently, Rick Santorum’s campaign has hired a team of tremendously talented package designers, because they’ve managed to rebrand plutocracy as democracy only using red, white, and blue.
If money is speech, poverty is silence.
A personal note…
to everyone who discriminates against LGBT individuals,
to everyone who feels that their religion is the one and only true spiritual path,
to everyone who advocates violence and hate over peace and love,
to everyone who acts to eliminate the rights of those they don’t agree with,
to everyone who thinks pressing “1” for English is a problem,
to everyone who believes that America is superior without ever traveling to other countries,
to everyone who harbors racist thoughts, no matter how subtle or subdued,
to everyone who supports censorship in the face of the truth,
to everyone who feels access to affordable health care is a privilege, not a right,
to everyone who burns books, bans movies, and demonizes music,
to everyone who doesn’t support equal marriage and tax rights for all,
to everyone who denounces public schooling and the idea of free college,
to everyone who blames Islam for all the world’s terrorism,
to everyone who destroys the environment in the presence of alternative options,
to everyone who fears different communities, cultures, and ways of life,
and to everyone who tramples others in their own selfish pursuit of excessive wealth:
Stop. Being. Assholes.
Agree or disagree, doesn’t matter. People shouldn’t lose their rights simply by exercising them.
But of course.
Camping out in tents in public parks as a form of protest guaranteed and protected by the First Amendment = illegal.
Camping out in tents in parkling lots as a form of pathetic and inane consumerism purported by our ass-backward system of values = legal.
But of course.