Posts Tagged ‘NBA’

first_amendment

So Sterling pissed me off again.You see, Sterling feels his “constitutional rights” have been violated because he is being punished for his retarded racist ramblings (yay alliteration!). So let’s find out why he’s wrong.

The image above the text contains the exact text of the 1st amendment of the constitution for the United States of America, more commonly referred to as “Freedom of speech”.  People get the meaning of freedom confused as well, so let’s just define that right now. Oxford dictionary defines freedom as “The power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint”.  This does not mean there aren’t consequences.

Back to Sterling. Was he at all hindered or restrained from saying what he said? No. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be writing this… article? blog? editorial? Whatever you want to call it.  Were any laws made to forbid his racist remarks before, during, or after they were made? No. Did the United States government take action against Mr. Sterling? No, the NBA did based on their own bylaws. If he finds them unfair, he can counter sue. So, I’m unsure where exactly you feel your constitutional rights were violated.

Freedom of speech doesn’t mean you can say whatever you want without getting in trouble, it just means you can’t be stopped from saying it or punished by the law. If people want to sue, your boss wants to fire you, or the NBA wants to make you sell your team, then they have the freedom to say that as well.

********DISCLAIMER: I’m not a law student************

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First off, this was acquired by TMZ, so take it as you will. So Donald’s philosophy, which is heavily based in pure logic, is you should love people who aren’t white, but only in private. You can like them, but don’t take a picture with them, don’t hang out with them in public, and, most importantly, don’t bring them to his fucking games. Don’t worry, he’s not racist, he still loves them.

You can’t do these things not because he doesn’t want you to. No. This is apparently “how our world works”. Hey Donald, Christie wants to know if you’re stupid and Dr. Cox wants to weigh in on this.

But this is just a symptom of racism. If you think he’s the only one who’s done it recently, just take a listen to Cliven Bundy being a fucking dumbass and proving you wrong!

Sean Hannity of Fox News probably enjoyed that.

The FBI estimates approximately 2800 hate crimes were racially motivated. Since this introduces bias because you have to guess the motive, it is only a ballpark figure, but the point is it’s still happening. So, no more racism is over tweets and no more Clippers games. Fuck you Donald.