According to CNN’s most tolerant Brit, Robertson is a “vile bigot,” and in the same way that the 2nd Amendment doesn’t apply to semi-automatic rifles, the 1st Amendment doesn’t apply to “racist homophobes” like Phil Robertson. What he’s trying to ban is exactly the sort of thing that the 1st Amendment protects. Politically incorrect speech.
Here is a series of some of his tweets:
- Just as the 2nd Amendment shouldn’t protect assault rifle devotees, so the 1st Amendment shouldn’t protect vile bigots. #PhilRobertson
- Phil Robertson is not a ‘victim of political correctness’. He’s a victim of his own repulsively racist, homophobic bigotry. #DuckDynasty
- Yes, Phil Robertson was horribly racist too. Read this: >http://hollywoodlife.com/2013/12/19/duck-dynasty-star-phil-robertson-racist-interview/
- Calm down, everyone. I’m merely exercising my own 1st Amendment freedom of speech rights to say Phil Robertson’s a racist bigot.
He is perhaps exercising his 1st Amendment rights, but he has nothing to lose by saying what he’s saying. He holds the politically correct opinion. He’s not in any political or occupational danger whatsoever by saying that he hates Phil Robertson for his opinions on homosexuality. He’s not just protected by the 1st Amendment. He’s protected by the entire establishment, who have defined the “correct” and “appropriate” opinion on cultural and moral issues.
And about these stupid allegations of Robertson being a “racist.” We all know that from a liberal’s perspective, everyone is a racist who doesn’t agree with them, so his accusation isn’t at all surprising. In the Hollywood Life interview to which Morgan links, Robertson makes no racist remarks at all. All he said was that in his experience before the Civil Rights Act was made law, the blacks that he knew and worked with were happy. How in the world is that racist? Here’s the Robertson’s quote from the article:
“I never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once,” he said. “Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I’m with the blacks, because we’re white trash. We’re going across the field … They’re singing and happy. I never heard one of them, one black person, say, ‘I tell you what: These doggone white people’—not a word!… Pre-entitlement, pre-welfare, you say: Were they happy? They were godly; they were happy; no one was singing the blues.”
The politically correct opinion to have is that every single black person was absolutely miserable at the hands of the White Man before the Civil Rights Act was made law. Millions of blacks were being summarily lynched by white racists, all of whom were active members of the KKK. After that law was enacted, it freed the slaves once again and put white people in their place. Any anecdotal evidence to the contrary is racist and is therefore not subject to the protections of the 1st Amendment.