Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Certain law schools are against the military's don't ask don't tell policy on homosexuality. In protest they banned recruiters from their campus. In accordance to the Solomon Act, they lost millions in federal funding. They proceeded to sue, feeling like their 1st amendment right to free speech had been violated. The Supreme Court justices basically argued that they are free to say whatever they want, and witholding funds as a consequence is not a violation of any right. What marks this scenario as memorable is that at long last, Liberals have actually used the 1st amendment in an attempt to legally restrict free speech. They want to silence the military, and the voices they disagree with by using their right to "free speech" as a defense, and it makes perfect sense to them. Fortunately, the Supreme Court isn't buying it, and it looks like they are going to have to allow recruiters on their campus. Of course, they could forfeit the money and continue their protest, but free speech just isn't the same when it bears consequences. Besides, without government funding, who is going to pay all the legal fees they've racked up by taking their case this far, only to lose it in the final stretch. Pay up America, their stance supression of homosexual's rights isn't that important to them.