by Big Dog on Jul 13, 2015 at 20:50 Opinion
The Constitution does not protect some right not to be offended though from the actions of people these days one would be hard pressed to prove it. People of all stripes are offended by a flag and want it removed. Then they got offended over statues and want them removed. They even became offended at the dead bodies of two people from the Confederacy (an officer and his wife) and they want the bodies dug up and buried elsewhere.
A man was shopping at a flea market and he ran across a person selling Nazi and Confederacy memorabilia** and he became so upset he called 911.
No matter how one finds these items they are not illegal to sell (especially since it was on private property) and it is certainly not against the law to offend someone.
A lot of resources were wasted investigating this. Politicians wanted to know if any laws had been broken (how about abuse of the 911 system) and a person from the Anti-Defamation League described the items and the incident by saying:
It’s unfortunate that under the law people have the right to sell these things; but it doesn’t mean they should sell these things ~ Joshua Sayles
You see, it is unfortunate you have rights. If those pesky things were not in the way then the law could clamp down on you for offending people.
I don’t like Che images and think anyone who wears or displays them is a moron but I would fight to my death defending their right to do so.
And one thing is for certain, I would not shake, nearly vomit or run because I saw something I did not like.
People get offended all the time. It is one of the facts of life and there is no law preventing it (thank goodness).
So the best advice I can give is suck it up cupcake…
**It appears the man was upset by the Nazi items because he had a relative in a concentration camp and that the Confederate items were not authentic. No matter, he should have been ticketed for calling 911. He got sick and had to run because of this? I bet he gets apoplectic watching a WWII movie…
Never surrender, never submit.
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