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Re: Boycott O'Reilly

by Abigail-II (Bishop)
on Jan 22, 2004 at 14:50 UTC ( #323197=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Re: Boycott O'Reilly
in thread Boycott O'Reilly

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ever heard of the 1st Amendment? O'Reilly is US;
Yes, what about it? The first amendment is waved like a magic wand all the time, most of the time unappropriately. Let me quote it for all those non-US people (all US people do know the text, don't they? (cynical laughter)).
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
Pay attention to the first word. Is it involved here? Nope. Can we then wave with the first amendment? Sure, but it doesn't have any more effect than waving some blank papers, all it does is making a small breeze.
why even think of boycotting a company that publishes some of the finest tomes on programming and related topics in the world, first class stuff.
Eh, this was about boycotting O'Reilly. Not companies that publish the finest tomes on programming. ;-)


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Re: Re: Boycott O'Reilly
by bradcathey (Prior) on Jan 22, 2004 at 15:59 UTC
    Okay, okay Abigail-II and hardburn. My bad-- I also normally cringe when people trot out the 1st admendment. Just like when I hear the words," separation of church and state" which is not in the Constitution, period. So your points are well-taken, my points: O'Reilly can do what they want and when you have that large of a body of work, leave 'em alone.

    Big question: I wonder if the W3 is gonna support the new tag <peeve.... Abigail-II continues to amaze...she closed the tag.

    "A little yeast leavens the whole dough."
      Just like when I hear the words," separation of church and state" which is not in the Constitution, period.

      What exactly do you think "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion" means?

      Yes, there is nothing that reads "seperation of church and state." The word "privacy" is also missing from the Constitution, but if you actually read the Constitution a right to privacy and a seperation of Church and State can be interpreted.

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