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”.

When the Looting Starts

My friend, El Bandolero, has posted about President Trump’s recent tweet on his blog. I mean, Bandolero posted about it on his blog. The President didn’t post a tweet on Bandolero’s Blog. His post, When the Looting Starts, is, as always, inciteful. Whoa! I mean, insightful. Wow! That would be an unfortunate turn of words. There’s a name for that. Two words that sound the same but are spelled differently and, of course, have different, and sometimes very very different, meanings, with potentially unfortunate, if not disastrous, consequences if a person can’t distinguish the intended word from the context in which it is used. Anyway, I wanted to give a shout out to Bandolero.

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.