Passion = Truth? How Jeffrey James Francis Ircink Sees The World? I love when people are passionate about something. That surging of emotion is the one honest measure of what truth is. It's a truthful display of how a person really feels about something or someone at that particular moment. That passion IS truth.

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Greendale, Wisconsin, United States
Ex-producer of THE REALLY FUNNY HORNY GOAT INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, playwright, actor, singer, outdoorsman, blogger, amateur photog, observer & bitcher, Beach Boys groupie, Brett Favre fanatic, lover of everything Celtic and forever a member in the Tribe of HAIR. Spent most of my life in the Village of Waterford, a small town just outside of the Milwaukee suburbs. After 12 years in North Hollywood, Bel Air and Culver City, Cali, I moved back to Wisconsin in September 2009. No regrets - of moving to LA OR moving back to WI. Have traveled to Belfast, Ireland, Dayton (OH), Manhattan, Seattle, Cedar Rapids, New York, Miami and Sydney, Australia with my plays. Moved back into the Village of Greendale where I was born. Life is good.


Monday, February 7, 2011

Does the First Amendment take precedent over the truth?

Milwaukee's Shepherd Express reported on the 2008 election campaign for Wisconsin's State Supreme Court where Justice Michael Gableman attacked then-Justice Louis Butler using inflammatory and knowingly false information.

One of the Wisconsin State Supreme Court justices - Justice David Prosser - who voted in favor of dismissing an ethics complaint against Gableman and not filing charges against him, stated the section of the Judicial Code of Conduct that regulated Gableman’s ad only recommends that candidates not lie about their opponents - it doesn’t require them to be truthful.

“What Justice Gableman did fell under that second part of the rule,” Prosser said. “Had it fallen under the first part of the rule, we might have had a different decision. But at any event, we have to honor the First Amendment.”

"Doesn't require them to be truthful"????? Are you fucking kidding me? Is that what they mean by "blind justice" or have I totally misinterpreted that phrase?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Nice to see you're back in the saddle Jeff.
Missed your posts.


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