You cannot pick and choose your constitutional rights.

Look at this flag.

This is a historical flag that represents the Confederate States of America—a historical nation in the history of the United States of America.

This flag is in a public space.

That means this flag belongs to the public.

The public is the people.

You are the people—and public officials, elected or appointed, have no right to censor this flag without your consent.

To do so is to violate your First-Amendment right to freedom of speech.

This flag belongs to you—no public official has the right to censor it without your consent.

It doesn’t matter how you feel about the historical Confederate States of America.

It only matters that this flag belongs to you—the people.

And no public official, elected or appointed, has any right to censor it without your consent.

Look at this flag.

This is a historical flag that represents the Confederate States of America—a historical nation in the history of the United States of America.

This flag is in a public space.

That means this flag belongs to the public.

The public is the people.

You are the people—and public officials, elected or appointed, have no right to censor this flag without your consent.

To do so is to violate your First-Amendment right to freedom of speech.

This flag belongs to you—no public official has the right to censor it without your consent.

It doesn’t matter how you feel about the historical Confederate States of America.

It only matters that this flag belongs to you—the people.

And no public official, elected or appointed, has any right to censor it without your consent.

Look at this flag.

This is a historical flag that represents the Confederate States of America—a historical nation in the history of the United States of America.

This flag is in a public space.

That means this flag belongs to the public.

The public is the people.

You are the people—and public officials, elected or appointed, have no right to censor this flag without your consent.

To do so is to violate your First-Amendment right to freedom of speech.

This flag belongs to you—no public official has the right to censor it without your consent.

It doesn’t matter how you feel about the historical Confederate States of America.

It only matters that this flag belongs to you—the people.

And no public official, elected or appointed, has any right to censor it without your consent.

Look at this flag.

This is a historical flag that represents the Confederate States of America—a historical nation in the history of the United States of America.

This flag is in a public space.

That means this flag belongs to the public.

The public is the people.

You are the people—and public officials, elected or appointed, have no right to censor this flag without your consent.

To do so is to violate your First-Amendment right to freedom of speech.

This flag belongs to you—no public official has the right to censor it without your consent.

It doesn’t matter how you feel about the historical Confederate States of America.

It only matters that this flag belongs to you—the people.

And no public official, elected or appointed, has any right to censor it without your consent.

Look at this flag.

This is a historical flag that represents the Confederate States of America—a historical nation in the history of the United States of America.

This flag is in a public space.

That means this flag belongs to the public.

The public is the people.

You are the people—and public officials, elected or appointed, have no right to censor this flag without your consent.

To do so is to violate your First-Amendment right to freedom of speech.

This flag belongs to you—no public official has the right to censor it without your consent.

It doesn’t matter how you feel about the historical Confederate States of America.

It only matters that this flag belongs to you—the people.

And no public official, elected or appointed, has any right to censor it without your consent.

Look at this monument.

This is a historical monument that represents the Confederate States of America—a historical nation in the history of the United States of America.

This monument is in a public space.

That means this monument belongs to the public.

The public is the people.

You are the people—and public officials, elected or appointed, have no right to censor this monument without your consent.

To do so is to violate your First-Amendment right to freedom of speech.

This monument belongs to you—no public official has the right to censor it without your consent.

It doesn’t matter how you feel about the historical Confederate States of America.

It only matters that this monument belongs to you—the people.

And no public official, elected or appointed, has any right to censor it without your consent.

Look at this monument.

This is a historical monument that represents the Confederate States of America—a historical nation in the history of the United States of America.

This monument is in a public space.

That means this monument belongs to the public.

The public is the people.

You are the people—and public officials, elected or appointed, have no right to censor this monument without your consent.

To do so is to violate your First-Amendment right to freedom of speech.

This monument belongs to you—no public official has the right to censor it without your consent.

It doesn’t matter how you feel about the historical Confederate States of America.

It only matters that this monument belongs to you—the people.

And no public official, elected or appointed, has any right to censor it without your consent.

What happens when public officials censor the public’s historical flags and monuments without the public’s consent—directly or indirectly?

What happens when public officials censor the people’s historical flags and monuments without the people’s consent—directly or indirectly?

This is what happens:

“I know you’re a strong supporter of the Second Amendment–is there anything about this situation that makes you think, ‘Okay, should we rethink–is it time for some kind of change?'”
“ANY TIME THERE IS A TRAUMATIC SITUATION, PEOPLE WANT SOMETHING TO BLAME–THEY ALWAYS WANT SOMETHING TO GO AFTER…”

“THE HATE-FILLED MURDERER WHO MASSACRED OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN CHARLESTON [SOUTH CAROLINA] HAS A SICK AND TWISTED VIEW OF [THE CONFEDERATE FLAG THAT FLIES ON THE STATEHOUSE GROUNDS IN COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA]”
“TODAY WE ARE HERE…TO SAY IT’S TIME TO MOVE THE FLAG…”

“I UNDERSTAND THE [FIRST CONFEDERATE] FLAGS ARE DOWN, BUT I WANT TO MAKE IT PERMANENT. I DON’T WANT ANY CHANCE OF THOSE FLAGS GOING BACK UP.”

State workers take down a Confederate national flag on the grounds of the state Capitol, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Montgomery. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley orders Confederate flags taken down from state Capitol. (AP Photo/Martin Swant)

State workers take down a Confederate national flag on the grounds of the state Capitol, Wednesday, June 24, 2015, in Montgomery, Ala. Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley ordered Confederate flags taken down from a monument at the state Capitol. (AP Photo/Martin Swant)

Workers remove the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee in Dallas, Texas, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Rex Curry

The statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee is escorted after removal from its platform in Dallas, Texas, U.S., September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Rex Curry

Where are those flags and monuments?

Those were historical flags and monuments that represented the Confederate States of America—a historical nation in the history of the United States of America.

Those flags and monuments were in public spaces.

That meant those flags and monuments belonged to the public.

The public was the people.

You were the people—and public officials, elected or appointed, had no right to censor those flags or monuments without your consent.

To do so was to violate your First-Amendment right to freedom of speech.

Those flags and monuments belonged to you—no public official had the right to censor them without your consent.

It didn’t matter how you felt about the historical Confederate States of America.

It only mattered that those flags and monuments belonged to you—the people.

And no public official, elected or appointed, had any right to censor them without your consent.

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Ironically, there is no way that the right that is protected in this Fourth Amendment to our United States Constitution cannot be violated if the homes, businesses, and places of worship of United States citizens are raided because those United States citizens are suspected of harboring illegal immigrants to the United States.

But if you do not take a stand against this posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America—this mass violation of your First Amendment right to freedom of speech—you do not care about your Fourth Amendment right to be secure in your persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.

If you do not take a stand against this posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America—this mass violation of your First Amendment right to freedom of speech—you do not care about your First Amendment right to freedom of speech.  And if you do not care about your First Amendment right to freedom of speech, you do not care about any of your other constitutional rights—including your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, and your Fourth Amendment right to be secure in your persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures.

All of your constitutional rights are equally important.

If you do not defend your First Amendment right to freedom of speech, you cannot defend any of your other constitutional rights.

And if you do not take a stand against this posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America—this mass violation of your First Amendment right to freedom of speech—you cannot defend your First Amendment right to freedom of speech.

The United States of America is already great.

But the United States of America’s greatness lies solely in its Constitution.

Every great thing the United States of America has every other country has—except the United States Constitution.

This is why the Confederate States of America took the United States of America’s Constitution as its own—adding only further protections of the rights of the States.

Even the Bill of Rights—the first ten amendments to the Constitution of the United States—was incorporated into the main body of the Constitution of the Confederate States, word for word.

The only thing that protects your United States of America, itself, is the Constitution of your United States of America.

And your Bill of Rights—the first ten amendments to your United States Constitution—must be protected by you, personally.

If you do not protect all of your constitutional rights—all of the rights contained in your Bill of Rights—you will lose all of your constitutional rights.

This means that if you do not put a stop to this posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America—this mass violation of your First Amendment right to freedom of speech—you will lose your First Amendment right to freedom of speech, and all of the other constitutional rights protected in your Bill of Rights. Your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms—you will lose that right.  Your Fourth Amendment right to be secure in your persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures—you will lose that right.

You cannot pick and choose your constitutional rights.

You cannot keep your Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms—or your Fourth Amendment right to be secure in your persons, papers, houses, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures—if you lose your First Amendment right to freedom of speech.

And you will lose your First Amendment right to freedom of speech if you do not put a stop to this posthumous extermination of the Confederate States of America—this mass violation of your First Amendment right to freedom of speech.

1 Response to “You cannot pick and choose your constitutional rights.”


  1. 1 solosocial July 12, 2019 at 10:53 am

    You can help me put a stop to this ongoing, government-imposed censorship of our First Confederate Flag from our Five Flags Displays by calling Pensacola Mayor Grover C. Robinson IV, at (850) 435-1626, and telling him to return the First Confederate Flag to Pensacola’s Five Flags Displays.

    You can also do this by emailing Pensacola Mayor Grover C. Robinson IV, at mayorrobinson@cityofpensacola.com , and telling him to return the First Confederate Flag to Pensacola’s Five Flags Displays.

    And you can also do this by signing my petition to Pensacola Mayor Grover C. Robinson IV, at https://www.change.org/p/return-the-first-confederate-flag-to-pensacola-s-five-flags-displays , which tells him to return the First Confederate Flag to Pensacola’s Five Flags Displays.


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