Originally Posted by kcfanXIII
The first amendment, as important as it is, does not fight tyranny. an AR-15, SKS, or Mini-14 with a high capacity magazine does. besides, there have already been regulations on the second amendment. i can't just waltz into a walmart and buy a machine gun, or a tank.
At this point, I'd say the First Amendment is a ****ing joke. The government controls nearly all of the mainstream media, so truly important news is either relegated to the bottom of a drop-down menu or not reported at all. Innuendos, outright lies and fear tactics rule the day. In fact, I'd say the mainstream media in this country in its present form is nothing more than an instrument of government tyranny. Unfiltered news does dribble out over the internet (at least for now) but the general public is almost completely unaware of it, and also simply doesn't want to know.
But it's nice to know that shitheads like The Journal News and Westboro Baptist Church can hide their hateful agendas behind the First Amendment, because obviously that's what our founding fathers intended when they wrote it!