Free speech — no brainer [Darleen Click]
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo enjoys stumping for same-sex marriage. Emmett C. Burns, Jr. is a Maryland Democrat legislator who decided to write the Ravens owner to try and get Ayanbadejo to Shut up*
*Side note, CNN plays “name that party” with Burns. Heh.
Burns was wrong. If Burns wants to publicly respond to Ayanbadejo in a speech or in a column to debate the particulars of same-sex marriage, that’s perfectly in line with the First Amendment. Going to Ayanbadejo’s boss and trying to apply pressure, especially from the position of a government official, is wrong.
Granted, Ayanbadejo’s arguments for same-sex marriage are what is to be expected from someone who gets his head pounded for a living, but even the brain damaged are entitled to their Constitutional rights.
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