In his 1776 pamphlet, “Common Sense,” Thomas Paine challenges the authority of government and argues for American independence. His thoughts are said to have influenced the U. S. Constitution.
241 years later, government is still being challenged and the U. S. Supreme Court has confirmed that the First Amendment rights of the Constitution have authority over political correctness.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had deemed an Asian-American rock band’s name, “The Slants,” to be racially disparaging and denied them a trademark.
Challenging government’s authority, the Asian-American band sued on the grounds that the federal trademark law violated their free speech rights.
After a lengthy and costly court battle, on June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court sided with the rock band and in a unanimous decision the court ruled that the law banning offensive names is, in fact, unconstitutional.
Thus, ensuring the protections of Free Speech against the tyranny of those who want to prohibit any and all speech they determine to be offensive.
We are hopeful that this firm 8–0 Supreme Court decision will bring back common sense to the politically correct lunacy that has permeated our society, our schools, our politics, and even some of our churches.
Christian businesses, students, pastors and citizens owe these rock-stars a big “thank you” for their courage to stand up for our uniquely American right to freedom of speech, even if another person – or the government – says they disagree.
We at Advocates for Faith & Freedom are engaged in legal battles for the free speech rights and religious liberties of courageous Christians and churches every day. Your prayers are greatly appreciated and we are grateful for your necessary donations that allow us to continue this important ministry.
“He that would make his own liberty secure, must guard even his enemy from oppression; for if he violates this duty, he establishes a precedent that will reach to himself.” ~ Thomas Paine