SCOTUS Upholds Freedom Of Speech
SCOTUS Upholds Freedom Of Speech
SCOTUS upholds Freedom of Speech in the case of a website designer named Lorie Smith, who wanted to expand her business into wedding websites but was concerned with the Colorado public accommodation law. She did not want to be forced to create a website for something that would violate her religious beliefs.
The conservative justices viewed the case through the lens of free speech and suggested that an artist or someone creating a customized product could not be forced by the government to express a message that violates her religious beliefs. – CNN
Megyn Kelly also brought up how important this ruling is for free speech. So while states like Michigan want to imprison you for 5 years because you used the wrong pronouns, SCOTUS has your back under our First Amendment. As it always should be.
States have their public accommodation laws, but do they trump the First Amendment? It doesn’t look like it with this latest SCOTUS ruling.
In a blistering dissent, Justice Sonia Sotomayor said that Lorie Smith’s objection amounts to discrimination against the status of same-sex couples, discrimination because of who they are.
No, Sonia, it does not. I am guessing the web designer probably would not have had a problem with making a website for a real estate agent, an accountant, or a plumber who happens to be gay. From what I understand, it was the wedding websites she didn’t want to create.
Also, from Justice Sonia Sotomayor:
“The lesson of the history of public accommodations laws is … that in a free and democratic society, there can be no social castes. … For the ‘promise of freedom’ is an empty one if the Government is ‘powerless to assure that a dollar in the hands of [one person] will purchase the same thing as a dollar in the hands of a[nother].'”
Well, that’s the thing, Biden’s government is trying to change the language and then forcing the rest of us to go along with it.
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This latest SCOTUS ruling is a huge win for free speech and liberty. Companies and corporations are successfully changing our vocabulary and mandating things like using someone’s preferred pronouns. Hopefully, this latest conservative victory in the Supreme Court will also help alleviate some of this nonsense in the workplace.
Here is my take on all of these new American civil liberties suing the pants off each other all the time. Why would you want to go to someone to have them make you something; a cake, a website, a life-size rainbow paper mache unicorn, or whatever when you know they disagree with your lifestyle?
And let’s say you find someone that refuses to bake your cake, create your website, or build your life-size rainbow paper mache unicorn, and you sue them. And you win, forcing them to bake your cake, create your website, and build your life-size rainbow paper mache unicorn, and you DO NOT LIKE what they created for you. Then what? Are you going to sue them again? Why would you want that?
Why not seek out a business that DOES support your certain lifestyle. It’s America; they are out there. And if not, they are missing out on a business opportunity. Maybe.
If, for some weird reason, I became the First Lady and there were designers out there who refused to dress me, I’d just make sure to go out and find the ones who would dress me and promote the heck out of them. Easy peasy.