There are better places to get information about the “Bong Hits 4 Jesus” case now before the Supreme Court. (Kip’s explanation is a good start.) What’s more telling than anything is that the Bush administration is on the side of limiting speech. And, even though this isn’t a stand-in for the Bush administration’s opinion, the Wall Street Journal’s take should embarrass every member of the editorial board. Primarily, this:
The pious extension of First Amendment speech rights amid Vietnam from adults to students prior to college was a mistake.
So the Wall Street Journal believes that minors should have no free speech rights. How disturbingly authoritarian. I’ll pass. I think the nation’s children can be educated while possessing an opinion. I thought that was kinda the point of education.