First Amendment Report Card for Marco Rubio

Introduction

I am doing this post entirely out being very sickened by websites having biases against the US Constitution in regard to how they analyze the candidates of 2016. What do I mean by biases? I refer to how the ONLY amendment being questioned is the Second one, and even then ONLY in a feverishly ANTI-Constitution sense.

So, I am going to analyze what candidates I feel like analyzing about their stances on the First Amendment of the Constitution, from a 100% PRO-Constitution viewpoint.

The website the motivated me to do these analyses is called “OnTheIssues.org”, who very clearly has a bias toward Illiberal Progressives in regard to social freedom. I, on the other hand, will show you what REAL grading of candidates looks like. I will NOT be grading candidates on the Second Amendment because almost all of America seems to despise scholarly analysis of the entire Bill of Rights and would rather obsess on debating the Second Amendment.

One more thing, here is the range to give you ideas how I grade the candidates:

  • 80 to 100 = A
  • 60 to 79 = B
  • 40 to 59 = C
  • 20 to 39 = D
  • 0 to 19 = F

First Amendment

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

  1. I have nothing against people expressing and idolizing a religion of any sort, whether it is Protestantism, Catholicism like Rubio chooses, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Shintoism, or Odin-idolizing Paganism. But when Rubio actively tries to make Nonreligious Americans like me feel like Non-citizens for embracing the fact our Founding Fathers were Nonreligious Deists who believed in freedom of religion including for policy makers, because according to him it is impossible to keep God out of any aspect of any American’s life, I see that as refusal to obey the Law against legislating any particular religion. Marco gets a 0 = F in this field.
  2. I commend Rubio for being ardently loyal to the idea of freedom of religion, as originally defined by the thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment. I am giving Marco a 100 = A in this category.
  3. Regarding the Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Media, Rubio has a mixed record as far as I am aware: He is a fan of hip-hop to the point where he says this about it – “Ignore their politics and just enjoy the music”. Basically the same thing I say about metal music as I prefer metal music. However, Rubio seems to also want to increase tax credits for movies of lower content maturities. He also says America is about Freedom of Choice, which is true – America is about the right to choose what foods and beverages you like, to choose what clothes you think are in-style for you as an individual, to choose what kind of content maturity you want for your entertainment, what kind of content maturity you want for the entertainment of any offspring you have, to choose when your minors are old enough for T-rated and M-rated gaming if you have any minors who are both biologically and legally yours. All of these are samples of what real freedom of choice is. Overall I give Marco a 67 = B in Freedom of Speech and of the Press.
  4. Freedom of Assembly… I cannot find any known Marco Rubio sayings about Freedom of Assembly, so therefore I cannot fairly grade him on it.

Final Verdict is 83 = A

Will I grade candidates on other amendments? Yes, I will, but for now I want to focus on the first amendment. One candidate per post. Thanks for your understanding,

~TLN

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