First Amendment Apparently on Vacation in Cleveland

By WILLIAM MAYER

July 7, 2015 – San Francisco, CA – PipeLineNews.org – The First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is [along with the Second] the bedrock of American liberty.

Concerning the former - if as the UK Independent is reporting [see Justin Carissimo, Cleveland police officer under investigation after promoting 'racist and anti-Muslim' messages on Twitter ] a member of Cleveland, OH law enforcement, officer Frank Woyma, is now under “investigation” for posting “anti-Muslim,” ‘racist” material on the social media website Twitter - the troubled city’s thin blue line is operating within the straight jacket of a First Amendment free zone.

“Jennifer Ciaccia, Detective and Public Information Officer for Cleveland PD, told The Independent that officer Frank Woyma is currently under an internal investigation by the Bureau of Integrity Control. Ms Ciaccia could not confirm how long the investigation could take but said that it should be finished sooner rather than later.”

The dimensions of this breaking controversy are vast, striking at the heart of what is certainly protected political speech as well as Article 6, Clause 2 of the U.S. Constitution, commonly referred to as the Supremacy Clause, that section of the Constitution which establishes the document as the sole, exclusive and authoritative law of the United States.

For those late to the chase, Shari’a is an alien set of legal codes established by the sacralized ideology known as Islam, and if what the Independent is reporting is indeed the case - and at this point it is also being carried by other news sources – it’s now not only controversial, but potentially legally actionable to suggest that the American Constitution is supreme over all other legal systems including that of the Shari’a.

Though possibly redundant for many it should be noted that burning the American flag as well as images depicting a crucifix immersed in a jar of urine have been ruled by the U.S. Supreme Court as protected political speech but apparently a man on a horsie is so offensive that the director of the Cleveland outpost of the Council of American Islamic Relations [CAIR] Julia Shearson has her panties in a bunch…we can still say that, right? We would certainly hope that isn’t considered Islamophobic.

In traditional America, pus-bag organizations such as the Council on American Islamic Relations would be under constant surveillance by the FBI, in modern Amerika however CAIR is apparently the go-to arbiter of what is legal expression and what is not.

Might it be considered intemperate to suggest that allowing an Islamic front group – established in Federal court proceedings to be associated with the terrorist group HAMAS - to set the rules is the very definition of Shari’a enforcement?

No need to Google the aforementioned reference, as always we’ve done the heavy lifting:

"The government has produced ample evidence to establish the associations of CAIR, ISNA, NAIT, with NAIT, the Islamic Association for Palestine, and with Hamas," U.S. District Court Judge Jorge Solis said in theJuly 1, 2009, ruling. [source, Federal Judge Agrees: CAIR Tied to Hamas, Investigative Project on Terrorism]

If one is really looking for something genuinely controversial in this matter then the issue of allowing the CAIR’s of the world and toadies like Ms. Shearson to function as a Gestapo-like thought police bears some reflection.

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