Here is a real life exercise in “Free Speech” for all those who have written me claiming that they have the right to “Free Speech” on Facebook and in the private realm. Those who claim the right to absolute protection in the private realm from the “thought police“. It is a simple experiment. You will only need a stop watch and a toothbrush.
PART 1 OF EXPERIMENT:
Sometime this coming week, walk into your local Walmart. Stand in the middle of the store. Start yelling profanities, ethnic slurs, racial slurs, that the Holocaust never occurred, etc. Please have the stop watch with you. Start it when you start yelling. Keep it going while you are yelling. We can time how long it takes a Walmart manager to ask you to leave and never come back.
PART 2 OF EXPERIMENT:
Once they ask you to leave stop the watch. Refuse to leave. Tell them you have a 1st Amendment right to “Free Speech”. Tell them you also have the right to “Free Speech” in the private realm including Walmart regardless of the 1st Amendment. Start the watch again. Start yelling ethnic slurs, racial slurs etc all over again. We can then time how long it takes you to be arrested and hauled off to jail.
PART 3 OF EXPERIMENT:
Bring a tape recorder to court. Record the laughter in the courtroom while you put forth your defense that there is no right to censor speech in the private sector. You were exercising your right of “Free Speech” in the private realm. Walmart is acting as the “thought police”
Good luck and let me know how it goes… Be sure to bring your toothbrush to court in case your bail is revoked after conviction.