I am so sick and tired of folk screaming, “…we have freedom of speech…” sure you do. Let’s take a look, the 1st Amendment reads:
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.
Note: Congress shall make no law, not Twitter, Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, Reddit, Tumblr, Truth Social, MySpace, Snapchat, Quora, Ron DeSantis, etc.,
- If we trusted each other we would not need the First Amendment;
- It’s all about the government – not social media;
- It protects the government from overstepping;
- Government can impair or limit free speech;
I’m sure James Madison had no information on what we know as Social Media when he wrote this amendment. I’m pretty sure he had no idea that (1) of thee most illiterate women in Georgia would introduce a bill as follows:
Does Freedom of Speech allow me to say, “The reason DeSantis is burning, banning, anything to do with Black History it because he doesn’t want folk to find out that his family had to check the Black box before the law was changed? Italy does not collect racial data in its population census, so it is hard to estimate the number of Black Italians. But citizenship rights activists put children born and raised in Italy but lacking citizenship at about 1 million.
Racist dogma about Southern Italians found fertile soil in the United States. As the historian Jennifer Guglielmo writes, the newcomers encountered waves of books, magazines and newspapers that “bombarded Americans with images of Italians as racially suspect.” They were sometimes shut out of schools, movie houses and labor unions, or consigned to church pews set aside for black people. They were described in the press as “swarthy,” “kinky haired” members of a criminal race and derided in the streets with epithets like “dago,” “guinea” — a term of derision applied to enslaved Africans and their descendants — and more familiarly racist insults like “white nigger” and “nigger wop.”
Darker-skinned southern Italians endured the penalties of blackness on both sides of the Atlantic. In Italy, Northerners had long held that Southerners — particularly Sicilians — were an “uncivilized” and racially inferior people, too obviously African to be part of Europe.
There is proof Italians didn’t always see themselves as white. In the 1880s, Italian immigrants occupied the East Harlem section of Manhattan. There still stands Church of Our Lady Mount Carmel on 116th street, one block from the East River, a vestige of that time. A giant festa took place in the neighborhood on the streets surrounding the church, to honor and celebrate the Madonna, an important figure for Italians.
But what started out as a party that drew “immigrants from all over southern Italy” became an important plot point in how Italians learned to navigate the shifting lines of race in America. Being white had its advantages to be heard and to exercise the fruits of the First Amendment.
Well, Justice Black- “…not as the Government commands – unless you are in Tennessee.” Three members made demands for new gun safety laws days after three 9-year-old children and three staff members were killed in a school shooting in Nashville.  Johnson, who currently represents Knoxville, was first elected to the Legislature in 2012.  Jones, 27, is one of the youngest members of the state House. The first-term lawmaker won the election in November to represent parts of Nashville.  Pearson currently represents parts of Memphis after being elected in a special election in January. At 28, Pearson became the second-youngest lawmaker serving in the Tennessee House.
As I entered the enormous meeting room at Foxwoods Casino I could hear the echos of the tribe chant before every meeting – “Fuck ’em”. No that’s not true, that phrase was NOT uttered before every meeting, the boldness of the room seemed to echo the phrase as I entered. When I heard, GOP Rep. Andrew Farmer utter the words, “Just because you don’t get your way, you can’t come to the well, bring your friends and throw a temper tantrum with an adolescent bullhorn.” It sounded more like, “Boy, you will not get your way in here no matter how many of you Niggars show up with your little bullhorn, fuck democracy, fuck you, we’ve been waiting for any reason to get ya’ll out of here, and now we got a reason.” Sounds like the section of the First Amendment which reads, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, has been violated when two Black members were expelled because they want the children in school to live!
“The very reason for the First Amendment is to make the people of the country free to think, speak, write, and worship as they wish, not as the Government commands.
—JUSTICE HUGO BLACK”
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Note: Being of sound mind, should you read, she committed suicide, she was in a freak accident, she was committed to an insane asylum, she has disappeared, she overdosed, and I have no reason to be on or go near a train station – non of that is or will be true!!Signed” Me.