Tom the Dancing Bug by Ruben Bolling for August 07, 2004
The Noble History of the Free Speech Zone Third in a Series of Instructional Comics on Our Bill of Rights Dude 1: ...And among the freedoms I list in this "Bill of Rights" is the right to freedom of speech. Philadelphia 1789 Dude 2: Hear, hear! But surely one cannot speak freely wherever one wants! Dude 1: Gracious, no! Controversial speech must be confined to small, fenced in areas, ringed by barbed wire, in unpopulated locations. OoP: Obviously! Of course! Dude 3: I move that we include that restriction in the text of the First Amendment! Dude 1: No need. Our descendants will certainly know that it is implied in the text. Dude 3: I disagree! OoP: And it is your American right, nay duty, to express such dissent! Gentlemen! Dude 3: Hey! Uh... As I was saying... Limitations on the right to free speech should be... And so... The Free Speech zone has become a cherished cornerstone in the American tradition of protest for change. MLK: I have a dream! The End NEXT Wonderful new free religion zones are created, where non-Christian Americans can worship, live and work! Please report to designated train stations for free transportation.
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