Re: US Ambassador in Libya Killed
You are correct about U.S. law being precedence-based. If there is no official, written law, once a judge has made a ruling, it becomes the precedence (i.e. the most famous cases being Roe v. Wade and Brown v. Board of Education)
For those questioning the U.S. constitution, there is a reason why it is valid, and why Freedom of Speech is the 1st ammendment. During the British rule of the colonies, it was treason for any publishment of any article whatsoever pertaining to the British crown and Church of England in a negative position in any way, form, or fashion. The constitution was made "so vague" was to stand the test of time. The Congressional Congress wanted it worded properly to where the "law/right" would apply throughout the ages, but have a valid understanding. For the most part, it is understood that way by the majority of the U.S. populace. There are those who seem to not understand the responsibility placed on this freedom (i.e. this particular film-maker, as well as the aforementioned cyber bully in the earlier post).
Last edited by jekyl_hyde; 09-14-2012 at 09:42 PM.