Being offended Is Not A Legal Issue

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.

I hesitate to call anyone a man who gets upset at seeing such things and, according to his account, became so upset he was shaking an almost vomiting and had to run. Does that make it a flee market?

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…

Cave canem!
Never surrender, never submit.
Big Dog


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One Response to “Being offended Is Not A Legal Issue”

  1. Barbara says:

    I think he is a lying ass piece of shit. All he wanted to do is start more shit over NOTHING. Bet he is OBAMA sheep. He is a pathetic piece of trash. He damn sure is not a sane person. As for as myself, I WILL exercise my First Amendment Rights and I will introduce the 2nd Amendment if a situation arises. I will not back down. The little pussy man probably throws up at the thought of getting a job too.