(Angry Patriot) – War is being waged against our Freedom of Speech. Democrats want to do everything they can to hold us back from our God-given rights.
In what can only be described as a major victory, the US Supreme Court ruled Monday that the government is not allowed to ban nor restrict trademarks — regardless of how “offensive” they appear. USA Today noted that during the ruling, the Supreme Court helped raise the bar on denials of brand ideas so that even the most offensive names can survive the harsh, liberal, snowflake-filled climate.
The case that prompted this meeting involved an Asian-American band nicknamed “The Slants”. The group decided to go to court after they attempted to trademark their name, only to get denied multiple times due to its offensive nature. The band wanted the name because it let them take something that would have normally been considered offensive, and use it in a way that allowed them to show pride and strength.
Liberal snowflakes need to take a cue from “The Slants”. Maybe they can learn how to say and use words like responsible adults instead of acting like toddlers who overheard a bad word at daycare. Words cannot do physical harm. The sooner they realize this, they can build a bridge, get over it, and we will all be better off.
At the start, the now infamous band went to a lower court where they were denied their right to use the name. They eventually won in the Court of Appeals with a stunning nine to three victory. The judges who pushed them forward claimed: “the First Amendment protects even hurtful speech.”
We suspect this ruling is going to have a similar impact on the Washington Redskins trademark case. That trademark was pulled back in 2014 amidst complaints by suspect Native American groups who claimed the name was offensive to them.
After some in-depth examination, only a TINY fraction found the name to be offensive — not that it would make a difference in this case. As of right now, the case is still pending in a federal appeals court. Hopefully, this bump forward will get the ball rolling in the right direction.
The leader of “The Slants”, Simon Tam, in an interview with USA Today, expressed his view on freedom of expression. Tam stated that, “[This freedom is especially important] with those you disagree with the most.” Tam continued, “Satire, humor, wit, and irony — those are the things that will truly neuter malice.”
There are certainly some valid points to be taken from all of this. The fact of the matter is this. Names, regardless of how hurtful, are covered by our First Amendment right to Freedom of Speech. The Left is simply on a mission to silence all views that do not align with their own. In this case, they blew it.
You can bet they will be back again, trying to stop something else that makes them sad inside. Opposing forces WILL be there to combat them verbally. Our First Amendment rights WILL NOT be infringed upon.