Kathy Griffin Was Grabbed By the P?*sy


In 1977 in the case of the National Socialist Party of America vs. Village of Skokie, 432 U.S. 43, the Supreme Court ruled that freedom of expression must be preserved even when used in the most disgusting fashion by the most despicable group or human. To put it in perspective, the National Socialist Party of America was a Nazi Party, founded, staffed, run by Nazis; all members were Nazis. The Village of Skokie – a suburb of Chicago in the state of Illinois – was populated by Jews, most were survivors of the Holocaust. The Holocaust – the extermination of more than ten million Jews by the Nazis between Jan 30, 1933 – May 8, 1945 – was less than half century old. Survivors were still haunted by the spectre of gas chambers, frequent and indiscriminate fusillades, the grim images of hundreds and thousands of bodies – some were still alive – dumped into a mass grave, and yet the Supreme Court refused to prevent the Nazis from marching in the village of Skokie to express themselves. To the holocaust’ survivors, it was the worst experience any human had to go through but the Supreme Court argued that freedom of expression cannot be squashed just because we don’t like what’s said and/or how it’s expressed. It was hurtful to the Jews, very inconsiderate of the Nazis to schedule a march in a town populated mostly by Jewish holocaust survivors; it was despicable even but it was their rights to do so here in the United States of America.

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