Monday, June 25, 2007

Bong Hits 4 Roberts

No doubt, there'll be a cloud of smoke puffed up later today, as young high school students fire up, likely adding a few expletives in front of "Bong Hits 4 Roberts"

The Roberts being Chief Justice John G. who wrote the majority opinion in The case is Morse v. Frederick, No. 06-278 earlier today.

Young student Joseph Frederick unfurled a "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" banner at a school event (and in a sense of irony - watching the Corporate-laden 2002 Olympic Relay Torch pass by; Perhaps young Frederick will have also learned the bigger lesson that you have to have millions of dollars invested in your message for it to be taken as legit).

The dangers of illegal drug use are "serious," Roberts wrote
, and the "First Amendment does not require schools to tolerate at school events student expression that contributes to those dangers," Roberts wrote, in the 5-4 decision.
I wonder if this will have repercussions for Nancy Reagan, and the recently, heavily-pumped-up legacy of former President Ronald Reagan, who had a more obscene message they put forth - "Just Say No".

Perhaps Roberts believes he is carrying on the fight, the War On Drugs, with the ruling today.

Rule one slogan illegal while promulgating another as valid.

We won't likely see the real-time effects of the Roberts' ruling for a few years down the road.

Whenever it is that MSNBC broadcasts its' first Doc-Block, on high school students suspended over voicing their constitutional right of free speech, which is likely to contain some footage of a banner unfurled - Bong Hits 4 Roberts!

Bonus Links

Walter Cronkite - Telling the Truth About the War on Drugs

Congress Getting "Weary" Of Roberts' Visits; Senators Feeling Stalked; Roberts Relentlessly Using Meet-and-Greets To Boast Chances

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