American Family Association spokesman Bryan Fischer has found yet another policy of Russian President Vladimir Putin that he loves.
Fischer devoted a column and a segment of his radio show today to praising the law Putin signed this week banning profanity at “at arts, cultural and entertainment events.”
“Could a similar ban be instituted in the United States without violating the First Amendment?” Fischer asks. “Of course.”
Speaking on his radio show, “Focal Point,” Fischer argued that “states are perfectly free under the Constitution to ban profanity if they choose to” because the First Amendment was designed “to protect political speech” and not “profanity, obscenity, vulgarity, or pornography.” In fact, Fischer said, the Founders would “would be absolutely aghast” at the thought “that they were crafting a document that would allow the unlimited use of the F-bomb in polite society.”