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Politicians who cross the line. Is Bigotry sanctioned under Freedom of Speech?

Updated on November 10, 2015

Why is Freedom of Speech to be Protected more than Equal rights? Or rights of privacy?

Pushing the limits of the law

Which is most important - free speech or civil rights?

Apparently the supreme court, in their bigoted minds, finds that free speech is more important than basic human rights and common decency.

Protesting and disrupting funerals in the name of hatred over rides privacy rights in the minds of our Supreme Court justices.

Is this really the mentality of the new "moral majority"?

We have sunk to a new low in this great country or ours.

Politicians, they never cease to amaze me.

On (9/28/2010) on CNN there was a piece done on Michigan's assistant attorney general, Andrew Shirvell, in which he was interviewed by Anderson Cooper. What an idiot. NO, i do not mean Anderson Cooper

Shirvell's story:

He took up a personal vendetta against a 21 year old college student who is openly gay and the elected president of the student council by his peers.

This man, Andrew Shirvell, the assistant attorney general, who looks and acts more gay than most gay people i know, is a disgrace to this government.

How do these bigots get elected anyway?

He started a hate blog against this college student and picketed the young man's home and college, calling him names and branding him a 'criminal', 'Nazi', and other hateful names.

Michigan has no cyber bullying laws - How utterly backward is that?

His rationale in defense of his actions?


This closeted and totally ignorant 'asshole' (I am only exercising 'my' 1st amendment right to free speech) represents a movement of hatred in this country that is truly shameful.

The base, or rather debase, religious and republican conservatives insist on dragging their old, stagnant, ignorant and misinformed beliefs into government business.

(apparently the new upcoming thing in politics is mandating morality).

Condemn or Condone - that is the question

Catholic church:  condemning gay rights, but shielding pedophiles
Catholic church: condemning gay rights, but shielding pedophiles | Source

Our changing laws and rights

Have the laws changed while i was not looking?

The last I knew, there is still a separation of church and government.

This is the exact reason why it was originally adopted and why it should be strictly enforced.

Idiots, all

These crazy fanatical zealots still try (and someday, frightfully, just might succeed) to mandate morality, and if they succeed it will be solely due to public apathy.

This past year 2011-2012 the Republicans introduced more than 1,500 new bills and passed them (at least in the House of Representatives) taking freedom of choice away from women, outlawing contraception in every form, and making abortions, under any circumstance, against the law, and attempting to pass a law that would make it a felony for any physician to perform abortions for any reason.

The Michigan attorney General, Mike Cox, refuses to fire this bigot - based on his 1st amendment right of free speech.

To Paraphrase: He Agrees.

Unfortunately, this too will have the backing of the "conservative" tea party as well.

Free speech and hate mongering are NOT one and the same. Disagreeing with someone else's political agenda is one thing, this kind of hate mongering is intolerable.

This kind of hatred is nothing more than that - an exercise in spreading a hateful agenda.

It serves no purpose except to maintain biases based on a religious dogma that is rapidly becoming obsolete, and rightfully so.

When it is done so blatantly by an elected official it is even more repugnant.

Morality [and immorality] is in the minds of the individual only.

And it should remain there by keeping the mouth shut.


Not without sin, but OK to cast stones at others in the name of religion
Not without sin, but OK to cast stones at others in the name of religion | Source

He who is without sin........

The bible says "let he who is without sin, cast the first stone".

Apparently there are a lot of 'sinless' people out there as they would readily stone homosexuals and women who have (and often need) abortions, or otherwise practice contraception.

But conversely it is OK for men to prevent pregnancies, by Papal decree (wearing condoms is now OK according to the Vatican). ? As Sarah Palin would say: WTF?

This 'man' (and i use this term guardedly), Andrew Shirvill, needs to get out of his closet, get a grip on reality, and get fired from public service. A.S.A.P.

Hopefully this young man, Chris Armstrong, has already hired himself an attorney to sue his nasty butt.

He certainly has MY backing.

Totally !!

by: d.william 09/29/10

Justice prevails

P.S. an update.

Shirvell no longer holds his public office thanks to public pressure against his stupidity, bigotry and hate speech.

But sadly with the 'lose of memory syndrome' that most Americans seem to possess these days, he may reappear in another position of authority in the future.

We must always be diligently scrutinizing the people we elect to represent the people, not their individual twisted personal agendas.

Addendum to the above article

I just wanted to share this email i received today.

If this is NOT a 'hate crime' i certainly will never know what is. This country has deteriorated to the lowest depths in our history.

Such shame on this country should not be tolerated.

Political campaigning and religious hatred must not be allowed to continue this assault on even the smallest number of minorities.

Dear d.william:

Zachary Tennen, a 19-year-old sophomore at Michigan State University, was at an off-campus party when two college-aged men approached him and demanded to know if he was Jewish.

When Zachary said he was, the men made a Hitler salute, said they were part of the Ku Klux Klan, and beat him unconscious, breaking his jaw in the process.

While he was knocked out, one of them stapled the boy’s mouth shut while guests at the party watched. No one intervened or called the police – instead, the other guests kicked Zachary out of the house the moment the 19-year-old came to.

Zachary is scheduled for surgery this week, but his trials are far from over. As East Lansing police try to find the men who assaulted him, department spokesmen claim they don’t believe the attack was a hate crime, and are refusing to investigate it as such.

Zachary’s father Bruce is trying to contact the Anti-Defamation League and the FBI regarding the attack, to see if their intervention can make East Lansing take the assault seriously. Please, join us in calling on ADL Director Abraham Foxman and the Bureau’s Civil Rights Division to look into this case, now.


We urge you to investigate the anti-Semitic attack on Zachary Tennen, and to determine why East Lansing police refuse to view the assault as a hate crime.

-- The folks at

If this is not considered a hate crime then what in hell is it to be considered?

This kind of atrocious behavior can only have emanated from the depths of hell, filled with hatred, and evil.

Bigotry sanctioned by Supreme Court

Let us stop the violence and hatred once and for all


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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      to A.Pickersgill. Thanks for your comment. He is out on 'paid' leave at present. An even greater insult.

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      A. Pickersgill 6 years ago

      It is amasing to me how people who claim to have Christian values behave in such an abhorent way. They know nothing about the WORD of the LORD~! It makes me want to run to the bucket and become ill when I hear such bigotted creeps saying they are religious zealots. A. Shervill needs a psychiatrist and his boss needs a big set of balls.

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Again, American Romance, thanks for your comments. At least this one is more amusing. So, you do have a sense of humor after all. See my new hub, i am dedicating to you.

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      American Romance 6 years ago from America

      The only problem with your argument is the supposed minorities argument doesn't hold water! The Asians are the smallest minority in America yet they do not even recieve minority status! Why? because they are higher educated and make more money per capita than any other race! ...........Just shows one how hard work and discipline pay off!

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanx for your comments "American Romance". It is sad that people today still have the need to judge others by their own faulty standards. This country still boasts of equality for everyone, and minorities would not have to fight for their basic rights if not for a few hateful and misinformed people (that unfortunately reside among the majority). You know the old saying, the squeaky wheel gets the grease. The hateful, and judgmental have been 'greased' for their ignorance way too long. Everyone on this planet deserves to live in freedom, without fear, and have as much right to pursue their own happiness. I remain proud of the minorities that stand up for themselves, and am truly ashamed of those who would destroy others because they are "different" in the eyes of the misinformed.

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      American Romance 6 years ago from America

      your saying everything about us that we have said about you since you took prayer away from our children, stopped us from disciplining them, forced gay parades on us and forced gay marriage on us in CA after it was voted by the majority NO! I think its great your getting a taste of your own medicine! Maybe the lesson here is allow the majority to live in freedom and we may just leave you fags alone!