|Inmate Sues Over Ban on Sex Mags|
Sun Jun 2,12:33 PM ET
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A death row inmate is suing to block a Tennessee prison policy that took effect Saturday banning sexually explicit publications like Playboy and Hustler.
Cone, convicted in 1982 of killing an elderly Memphis couple, is housed at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. Earlier in the week, he lost a U.S. Supreme Court appeal of his death sentence.
Correction Commissioner Donal Campbell, citing security issues, gave prisoners the month of May to dispose of sexual materials before guards begin confiscating them. The announcement followed a 2000 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court upholding an Arizona jail system's decision to ban adult books and magazines.
But Cone's attorney, John Herbison, said the Tennessee state constitution, which says "every citizen may freely speak, write and print on any subject," offers broader free speech rights than the U.S. Constitution.
"Something that prohibits speech based on its content is presumed to be unconstitutional, and the burden of justification is on the government," Herbison said.
The above was taken from an article found on Yahoo news. The article was edited for space only... to see the full article click here.
This is where I question our Judicial system..... "Every citizen"? When someone takes the life of not one but two Citizens, they give up their constitutional rights.... This is a person that has been found not worth living... He's on Death Row!!!! For the love of Pete! Let's get real!!!! So they are sexually frustrated... Who gives a damn! This man is a known and convicted killer!!!
|How about this one....|
|Remember, I work in the Mental Health field...
If a person try's to commit suicide, and is brought into the hospital... they are asked to sign a living will.... Ya know... If you can't speak for yourself due to being incapacitated, do you wish to be put on a respirator. Or would you rather we let you die?" Now tell me that isn't absurd!!!!!!!!!!
Dr. Laura and God's Laws
This was sent to me in an email and I thought I would share it with anyone that comes to my site. Author Unknown
Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a US radio personality who dispenses advice
to people who call in to her radio show. Recently, she said that, as an
observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to
Leviticus 18:22, and cannot be condoned under any circumstance.
1. When I burn a bull on the altar as a sacrifice, I know it creates
a pleasing odour for the Lord - Lev.1:9. The problem is my neighbors.
They claim the odour is not pleasing to them. Should I smite them?
Don't ask' author: Draft trumps gay ban
|How dare they? Oh, now we are ok to serve our country. Not
that I believe in war, but, if a person wants to serve our country they
should be allowed to serve. I thank all the brave men and women, both
straight and gay, that have done so in the past, present and future.
"After two Democratic congressmen proposed this week a reinstatement of the national draft for military service, the primary architect of the Pentagon's "don't ask, don't tell" policy said it should be scrapped in the event of a draft.
Charles Moskos, the influential military sociologist who helped craft the ban, said it should be abolished if the draft is re-enacted, because mandatory service represents a "higher virtue" than the privacy considerations of heterosexual soldiers."
Taken from an article found on Yahoo News by Tom Musbach, Gay.com / PlanetOut.com Network
If I were at an age to be drafted I would definitely go to the draft board in drag. After being told that I couldn't serve because of who I love, then be told that "Oh, no, we Need you now!" I would have to say F--k off. I was always taught, you can't have it both ways. Well???? What makes the Government any different?
I got to thinking, just because they drop the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, doesn't mean that an openly Gay person can serve in the military.
As the article later states, the Don't ask, don't tell policy should be dropped on it's own lack of merit. Actually it never should have been put into place.
|Right To Work States|
|Right to fire is more like it. In a 'Right To Work' state such as Louisiana and Florida, an employer can terminate an employee any time they want to for any reason. Unless you are under contract you work 'at will'. They can fire you at any time. You look funny. I don't like they way you...." ________'. You fill in the blank. "Right to Work" = "No Workers Rights"!|
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