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First Amendment and Right to Protest

Our friend, El Bandolero, has posted a thoughtful and articulate essay about whether or not the First Amendment (of the U.S. Constitution, of course) contains a “right to protest”. It seems many people are under the impression that it does. We recommend, therefore, that many people read his article, The First Amendment’s Right to Protest. We thought, when we started reading it, that he was going to say that the First Amendment contains no such right. By the time we got to the end, however, we weren’t so sure. Therefore, we urge people to read it, think about it, and draw their own conclusions. It’s something definitely worth thinking about. We think he’s suggesting it doesn’t contain such a right, except as a result of judicial (as in U.S. Supreme Court) expansion and re-definition of the wording of the Constitution. We also think that every time that happens, the Constitution gets diluted, that is to say, weaker. We further think that this process has created the slippery slope the Democrats need to lead the country down the path to socialism. For example, it can readily be seen that “free speech” no longer exists. We now have “tolerated speech”, or “politically correct” speech. Oh, well. Mainly, we just wanted to recommend reading and thinking about El Bandolero’s essay about the “right to protest”.

WordPress App

I just published a new post in Chappell Family Blog, using Chrome on cell phone. They snuck in some plugs about the WordPress app. I had previously thought about giving it a spin, so went ahead and installed it and here I am. So far, so good, and preferable to browser. We’ll see if the honeymoon lasts.

So, here’s a section of my driveway a couple days ago.

We were having balmy weather and the abundance of green on concrete was hard not to notice. I assume it’s some sort of mildew or algae or whatever, besides the vegetation growing through the cracks. It was like 65° at the time. Now it’s like 35° with an overnight freeze warning. Damn global warming!

And here is my wife’s little flower garden at the mailbox. Pretty colorful.

I guess I could’ve cropped out the curb, but for whatever reason I liked the concept of the flowers hanging over to the street.

Okay, let’s see how this app does with the publishing end of posting. So far, text and images have been easy.

Danged Ads

I don’t visit my own blog very often. It had been a few months, actually, since the last time I dropped by here. Holy cow! I’ve been overrun with ads, commercials, all sorts of junk I didn’t put here! I’m going to have to reconsider this account, I think.

Edit: Interestingly, after I posted this post and looked at the blog again all those freakin’ ads were gone! I don’t know what’s going on.

Edit Edit: Hmm, so this time I saw a box saying some viewers might see an ad in it. But, the first time I looked, there were two ads in it, as well as two more ads in the sidebar! Obviously, I should pay more attention to this blog.