“T-shirt company in crosshairs for saying no to homofest”:
A human rights official in Kentucky says it might be perfectly fine for a printing company run by “gays” to refuse to print anti-”gay” literature, but a Christian company refusing to print T-shirts for a “gay” event would not have that same right.
This is the trouble with government thought police inventing “group” rights, totally tramping all over the natural human rights of individuals. Groups do not have natural rights, and using the US Constitution to do it is an exercise of Orwellian Doublethink, because the only rights recognized by, but of course not “given” by, the US Constitution, are individual rights.
One of those is the right to associate with whomever you choose, the “right of assembly“.
The Fourth Amendment does not “grant”, but recognizes, the right to be secure in your property, papers, effects, and your life. Government censorship is a violation of the natural rights of both the First and the Fourth, superior to our Constitution and recognized as such in both the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution itself.
That’s the beauty of the US Constitution: it’s written in the common man’s English, and we can point to where “even the Supreme Court” obviously messes it up.
Like seizing private property from a number of individuals to give it to developers.
- Left’s Orwellian Censorship Campaign – Matt Barber – Townhall Conservative Columnists – Page 1 (genomega1.wordpress.com)
- What Are Human Rights? (36): A “Right To Something” Always Includes a “Right Not To” (filipspagnoli.wordpress.com)
- Companies Respond to Pakistan’s National Censorship Proposal (eff.org)