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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. ;-)