The Fallacy of “First Amendment Rights”
The controversial decisions of the current Supreme Court do not align with this phrase inscribed on the outside of the Supreme Courthouse in Washington DC:
“Justice the Guardian of Liberty”
Alexander Hamilton, in Federalist 78, wrote, “…the judiciary, from the nature of its functions, will always be the least dangerous to the political rights of the Constitution; because it will be least in a capacity to annoy or injure them.”
This certainly does not describe the Supreme Court in 2018.
The Supreme Court actually has become the engine to turn our Republic into a democracy with volatility and instability for any and all legislation. The legislative branch of government has been usurped.
Consider how the Supreme Court has actually undone the founding fathers intent and words to prevent Congress from legislating anything to restrict free speech. The duty of government is to protect what God has given us. The qualification of when and what we can converse about is not in the first amendment
The Supreme Court has decided to essentially reword the 1st amendment parameters directed at CONGRESS to not restrict speech. Instead they have created a fear which actually LIMITS and qualifies speech for all of us!
So while Hamilton correctly ASSESSED the intended power of the Supreme Court, Thomas Jefferson warned of what we see the Supreme Court has become today.
Thomas Jefferson saw, in his day, where judicial tyranny was headed. “…it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another, and will become as venal and oppressive as the government from which we separated…”
Therefore it is our duty to educate about the fallacy of “First Amendment Rights” claims when NO legislation is involved.