Wednesday, August 8, 2012

It Might Be Time to Stop Referencing the First Amendment

Posted By on Wed, Aug 8, 2012 at 4:00 PM

The whole Chick-fil-A fiasco has already proven that a significant number of Americans have no idea what the First Amendment actually says or means, but Joan Rivers is clearly trying to just get the whole thing revoked:

Comedienne Joan Rivers had to be escorted from a Costco store in Burbank Tuesday after she appeared inside, loudly protesting the fact that her new book was not for sale there.

The 79-year-old acid-tongued celebrity erupted inside the store. Witnesses told KTLA that Rivers handcuffed herself to a shopping cart before she used a bullhorn to continue her tirade....

"It's about First Amendment rights," she said. "Costco banned my book because of one word on the back cover. I feel like this is a country where the people should have the right to have the literature they want.

"This is the beginning of Nazi Germany," Rivers remarked.

A note: there's nothing in the Constitution about stores being required to sell certain products or that people have to shop at certain stores. Nothing about that at all. Sort of weird that the Framers overlooked that sort of thing, but who knows what they were thinking, right?

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