“If there is a bedrock principle of the First Amendment,
it is that the government may not prohibit the expression of an idea simply because society finds the idea itself offensive or
– Justice William J. Brennan
The above quote and many other political-themed stories and links can now be found at the previously rather dormant HowardStern.com. Of course if you are an employee of the federal government or of Clear Channel (was that redundant?), then you may not be able to access the site.
There is a full-on cultural war going on in this country, but at times it seems like only one side (other than those who, like Stern, have been directly attacked) is fighting. Gay Marriage Amendment, anti-choice legislation, federal funding for “faith based” programs, new FCC obscenity regulations, limits on speech, limits on medical and scientific research, the abuse of the Patriot Act, and the list goes on. And this stuff goes far beyond party affiliation.