Limit On Freedom Of Speech?

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Jogging through the historical district in Charleston, South Carolina, a car rolled passed me with a banner flag that has me doing a double take. The banner reads “F(delete) Biden.” And I say to myself “only in America.”

You see, the US Constitution allows anyone to speak their minds without fear of reprisal from the government. But this kind of public displays has me wondering just how far can one go with it. Sure, Mr. Joe Biden is a public figure, thus a fair game. But word has consequence, does it not?

Clearly, yelling “fire” in a crowded thearter (when there is no actual fire) is illegal regardless how much one feels like it. Similarly sh0uting subjects like a gun or bomb is prohibited for the concern of public safety and potential harm to others.

While everyone is entitled to their opinion, public display of such may be troublesome. While not a lawyer, I do know there are laws against defamation, incitement, and obscenity. When it comes to dissing a sitting president, is there a limit?

What do you think?

 

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