A Twitter exchange between Andrew Seidel, an Constitutional attorney who specializes in the first amendment (as he points out), and Trump/supporters makes a very important point:
He makes the point that the first amendment protects infringe upon the free speech of citizens from the government, not other people. That’s the whole purpose of the Bill or Rights – to protect us from the government.
Seidel was asked for his qualifications and responded, as seen above.
When some knucklehead wrote, “Lol sure, everyone is a lawyer on the Internet”, he responded with his bio and current work.
Actually then two lessons:
- It is not possible for me to infringe upon your free speech rights.
- Be prepared to look like a fool when you call someone out and you end up being the idiot.