Heartbreaking story about the misguided misanthropic racist book banners wreaking havoc in South Carolina. South Carolina Republican snowflakes fear diversity and honest history. In 1861, South Carolina fire-eaters attacked Fort Sumter and began the Civil War. South Carolina is the state of despair, where former Yale University Baseball Team Captain RONALD DION DeSANTIS taught history in a fancy-bears prep school before encumbering a seat at Harvard Law School. Under DeSaNTIS Flori-DUH passed a similar law, now in federal court, that bans accurate history on the basis of not wanting to make any White person feel bad. What errant nonsense. Enough flummery, dupery, nincompoopery, Trumpery and insurrectionist legislations and law enforcement.
Our prosecutor at the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials, Supreme Court Justice Robert Houghwot Jackson, said it best in 1943, in the Court's flag salute decision in West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette, 319 U.S. 624 (1943):
"If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion, or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein. If there are any circumstances which permit an exception, they do not now occur to us." [Footnote 19]
"We think the action of the local authorities in compelling the flag salute and pledge transcends constitutional limitations on their power, and invades the sphere of intellect and spirit which it is the purpose of the First Amendment to our Constitution to reserve from all official control."
From The Washington Post: