Justice Alito Was Right
by William Murchison - March 9th, 2011 - The American Spectator
The picketers could have picketed almost anywhere in America, said Alito. Why at the church where the funeral of Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder was being held? From the claim of free speech rights there was no logical pathway to the intentional infliction of "severe emotional injury on private persons at a time of intense emotional sensitivity.'"
Among the judicial precedents Alito noted was a 1942 case in which the high court called attention to "the social interest in order and morality." That was of course back when American culture accorded order and morality a higher seat in national proceedings than was due trash-talking and narcissistic chest-thumping. The debasement of traditional norms of respect and civility, from the 1960s forward, accompanied cultural grants of latitude to do anything that resembled self-expression: burn a U.S. flag, swear on the air, publish pornography, insult or howl down a speaker.
The most important issue in this article is the same as the article I posted here by David Horowitz.
It addresses the issue of our court's tolerance for the sabotaging of free speech by allowing some to use the premise of free speech to "howl down a speaker" they disagree with. The insane acceptance of mobs and rioting as constituting "free speech", even when their actions have no intent but to deny others the right to free speech, is a defacto and ignorant acceptance of tyranny by our courts. What has happened is that the denial of free speech has become a political strategy adopted by the left to dominate politics in our nation, the Constitution be damned.
The recent riot by a mob of government workers in Madison, Wisconsin is a perfect example. These were government workers rioting against Democracy to assure their corrupt power (gained by rigging the system to allow them to negotiate with the very people they put into office through corruption) was not infringed by people who had followed the "rule of law" principals and procedures that supposedly were what these government-worker mobs were obligated to enforce.
Yet that is exactly what has become the ignorant logic of our judges. It is one more example of why justice has become a farce. The judges permit government workers to riot to assure that the free speech rights of the voters are over turned.
There is no justice in America. Our courts are corrupt.