Mar. 1st, 2005

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"Don't wanna be an American idiot.
Don't want a nation under the new mania.
And can you hear the sound of hysteria?
The subliminal mind fuck America.

Welcome to a new kind of tension.
All across the alienation.
Everything isn't meant to be okay.
Television dreams of tomorrow.
We're not the ones who're meant to follow.
For that's enough to argue." - Green Day, "American Idiot"

I was looking at my friends page and one of them posted the following story. Apparently a high school junior in Kentucky wrote a story about zombies attacking an unnamed high school... and is being arrested on charges of being a terrorist!!!

Full story:

FIRST AMENDMENT [to the U.S. Constitution] - '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.'

For commercial speech to receive First Amendment protection, 'it at least must concern lawful activity and not be misleading.' . . . does not violate right to free speech because advertisements were . . . deceptive and misleading in a number of ways, and therefore are not entitled to First Amendment protection. People v. Morse, 21 Cal.App.4th 259, 266.

How did this kid violate the first amendment? What happened to free speech?!

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