Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Assault on the First Amendment
Posted on 05/13/2013 9:26:37 AM PDT by jazusamo
Joe Biden endorses a tax on blood and gore
Taking legal advice from Joe Biden is dangerous, like taking his tips on home defense. The vice president who urges the ladies to deal with intruders by firing a shotgun at the dark now says theres no legal problem with imposing a violence tax on movies and video games.
Mr. Biden endorsed the idea, proposed by the Rev. Franklin Graham at a White House meeting to plot strategy for enacting the presidents gun legislation. A sin tax would be imposed on video games such as Call of Duty and movies such Django Unchained, dark and bloody both. We tax cigarettes, Mr. Graham said, we can tax violence. This was right up the veeps street. Participants in the session told Politico, the Capitol Hill daily, that Mr. Biden said theres no restriction on the ability to do that; theres no legal reason why they couldnt.
Mr. Biden obviously doesnt like the First Amendment any better than the Second, and doesnt understand that the First Amendment doesnt guarantee responsible speech, it guarantees free speech. The Supreme Court has ruled that depictions of violence have First Amendment protection because such depictions are forms of speech. In 2011, the court applied this principle in striking down a California law to restrict the sale of violent video games. The court said in some detail how it makes no sense for government to attempt to draw a distinction between the images of violence in video games and the depiction of violence in violent classics such as Homers Odyssey and William Goldings Lord of the Flies.
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Yeah, but this would cut into the democrap’s fundraising. That cesspool of hollywood would be pretty darned PO’ed at these a-holes.
But does it matter? There are two classes of people who vote for democrats. The stupid envious lazy who are too dumb to realize that they'd be better off working and vote for the party who promises the most, and the conniving schemers who expect to get a fat payoff from a share of the stolen tax plunder. Come to think of it, there really is only one class.
Anyone with a functioning brain already realizes the Xao Bi Den and the turd in the whitehouse are disasters for the country.
I hear you. Maybe that was intentional on Obama’s part in picking him:)
Queue up the Beatles, “TAX MAN”
Return of the Poll Tax....
> I hear you. Maybe that was intentional on Obamas part in picking him:)
Funny my wife and I were just discussing the reasons for 0 to choose Biden and this made the most sense. I propose we institute a tax on idiocy and collect it from the WH and Congress first. Should be enough to pay back the Stimulus that didn’t work (of ourselves it didn’t; it wasn’t supposed to; it was just thieves by the current cronies and their buddies who laughed all the way to the bank.
I believe that might work. Make paupers of them then get some decent people representing us that aren't in it for themselves.
Joe Biden is a parody of, well.... Joe Biden.
Remember him acting like a 5th grader at the vice presidential debate?
“Mr. Biden endorsed the idea, proposed by the Rev. Franklin Graham...”. Another friggin’ Reverunnn teaming up with the Gubvermint to try stealing another of our rights. FU Reverund Graham you need to be investigated by the IRS and then horse whipped out of the country!
Rev Graham should know that you can’t tax morality.