Proper, and good ruling. Free speech, even when it's vile should always be upheld.
If there's a god, damn it she won't mind.
If there's a god, baby she won't mind.
Last edited by jerry7; 06-28-12 at 06:41 PM.
this ruling just codifies what we already know... lying is ok in America... it's a virtue.
Last edited by jamesrage; 06-28-12 at 06:28 PM.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
Then why is it illegal for me to provide false information on all sorts of forms - for things like school applications, etc.
If you're lying to gain some sort of financial benefit that otherwise would have gone to someone else I really think that's a serious issue. It's not just free speech when it's intent - it amounts to theft.
Or is the act of valor thing more broad reaching than that and not just reliant on you claiming funds under false pretenses?
A screaming comes across the sky.
It has happened before, but there is nothing to compare it to now.Pynchon - Gravity's Rainbow