Friday, June 10, 2011

Is Larry Flynt a hero or a villain?

My ebook,  A Spy At Home, makes the U S government look bad, and deals with killing and money laundering. Do I owe the freedom to write about these topics under the First Amendment to Larry Flynt, the publisher of Hustler? What do you think?
 

2 comments:

D. Roberts 54 said...

Actually you and Larry owe your rights to free speech to some very savvy gentlemen who wrote the Constitution over 200 years ago. Of course people have been pushing the FBI, CIA, NSA etc. to release documents and stop stepping on author's rights for some years. Ian Fleming wrote about MI5 and MI6 for years, he was actually a spy for them during the war. So? No one got on his case for creating James Bond. Thankfully I don't think we owe anything to Larry, except his outting of Newt Gingrich as a lying hypocrite.

jmrinaldo said...

You're absolutely right about our Founding Fathers. How did I forget about them?

The only thing we need to worry about is the courts ignoring the First Amendment.

Thanks for the comment.

Joe