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My 2¢ Worth
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My 2¢ Worth
"MY!!" #FirstAmendment Right
When anyone proclaims that they have the RIGHT to say what they want to say, and to say it as loud as they possibly can; they inevitably reference the US Constitution's #FirstAmendment -- all the time totally ignoring other people's #NinthAmenmentRight to not have to listen to the #ExcessiveVolume
Then, someone will claim that Amendment 9 makes no such claim.
Amendment 9: "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people."
I know that I possess many other rights not listed in the Constitution and/or the Declaration. Among those many unlisted rights are; the right to sleep, the right to reasonable quite or to be free of excessive noise/speech in public places,
Why do people who claim to exercise Amendment One have to use such deafening volumes, especially with such a small crowd? What about people in the public place who do not want to hear the excessive volume in other parts of that same place (a public park for example)?
Two specific recent instances include #CODEPINK #DISRESPECT other people with #ExcessiveVolume -- and their "reasoning"?
The person for Code Pink claims that they were recently at an event where opposition had loud megaphones blasting them in the Code Pink people's ears and #Police would do nothing. Supposedly because #DC has no #NoiseLaws ---but they do. An officer came to enforce them.
Code Pink proclaims that they did not like it when other people blasted them with excessive volume -- so now they seem to assume that it is perfectly O.K. to subject others to the same #torture
My parents taught that 2 wrongs do not make one right. CodePink lives by the eye-for-an-eye (or rather ears in this case).
When we #Repeat against us and force them on other --- we ARE THE PROBLEM!!
The only way to #StopTheCycle is to Stop The Cycle!
The other incident is #MelodyCromby #Evangelist #PresidentialCandidate who, after I asked her to turn down her volume thought I was trying to stop her from saying so many things of which I disagreed. I told her that I never suggested she shut off her megaphone or to not say what she wants --- but to merely turn it down to reasonable volumes based on the size of her audience (about 5 and less than 10 at that time).
The immediate audience-size should the volume. It should not be the desires of the speaker to reach every person in the universe at the same time to dictate the volume of their free speech.
A good measure, in my opinion, is that if you have less than 30 people, you should not need a megaphone; but if you do; people halfway across the park, who are more than 75 feet away, should not be able to hear you (and if they do, it should be silent enough they have to strain to hear it).
We live in a #MeSociety for certain.