Those defending the "Duck Dynasty" patriarch's right to express his racist, homophobic opinions are completely missing the point.
The people of Louisiana ought to be distressed that their governor, Bobby Jindal, is among those who fundamentally misunderstand our right to freedom of speech.
"This is a free country and everyone is entitled to express their views," Jindahl wrote on his website. "In fact, I remember when TV networks believed in the First Amendment."
If you actually read the Constitution, it says, "Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech."
When A&E suspended Phil Robertson for his statements comparing gays to "the greedy, the drunkards, the slanderers, the swindlers" and those who practice "bestiality"; for his declared his belief that African-Americans were all "happy" before the Civil Rights movement came along, it had absolutely nothing to do with the Congress making laws abridging the freedom of speech.<