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1st Amendment Right: Socially Unacceptable

Posted on the 19 April 2015 by Technocowgirl @TechnoCowgirl

          A few days ago, I was awaiting an appointment at a health clinic; when a mother and young child came, checking in for their appointment. The child looked all of about 7 or 8-years old. The mother and I shared a brief hello, as she filled out paperwork for new patients. Suddenly, I heard a woman’s loud voice yelling and cursing. She seemed upset to say the least. The mother sitting with her young son, quickly put headphones in his ears so he could no longer be subjected to the sailor-like language which flowed from the mouth of the agitated woman. It was at this point, I made my stand –and, not quietly either.

   A Constitutionalist, I believe in the 1st Amendment Right. However, I do not believe it gives a person the Right to offend everyone around them. At what point does a person’s Right to Free Speech end? One is incitement. A person cannot use the 1st Amendment to incite violence. This woman’s cursing and yelling affected others around. And, it in fact incited violence within me! Children mimic what they see and hear –simple as that. It’s called conditioning. Conditioning is a huge part of a child’s personality and/or behavior. This is science –not my opinion.

   As I sat in angered silence, continuing to listen to the ranting of an adult incapable of controlling her emotions and mouth –the madder I became. It was at this point I became filter-less. Tapping the angered woman on her shoulder, I said this: “Excuse me, I know it’s none of my business but, when you’re in public, especially around children and aged folks, you should watch your foul language and emotions –you’re rude!” She gazed at me, as if to say, “It’s not your business!” I beg to differ!

   When you’re in public, in my presence, and you speak with disrespect for everyone around to hear, it becomes my business. Children are our future! Everyone complains about actions of our younger generation. Well, if you foul-mouthed Wankers would behave and act appropriately in front of them, be the example, they wouldn’t act in such ways! It takes a village to raise a child. However, it only takes one person to ruin one –to mentally damage a mind of innocence beyond repair. Minding your business is not the way to success –being part of the solution is.

   So, to all you Wankers who think you have the Right to say what you wish, when you wish. Make sure you’re not in arms-length of me! Because, the 1st Amendment protects you from the Government –not me! I’m good and tired of people who are only concerned with themselves –like the Universe revolves around them. I WILL use my 1st Amendment Right to inform you, you’re socially unacceptable, and should be prevented from speaking until you’re taught better! Or, a criminal fine should be imposed –it’s called, Dawn dishwashing liquid down the throat!


PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL IN PUBLIC! You sound like a low-life hooker who blows sailors for change!


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