US Constitution, First Amendment: The right to assemble, to have free speech, to have freedom of the press.
Ferguson Police: Kicks out media and limits protestors to a “First Amendment Area”
funny, i thought the WHOLE COUNTRY was a first amendment area. silly me.
Funny that when they do this I only hear about it on tumblr, but when they try to limit guns and the second amendment it literally becomes a congressional uproar.
"If someone were to die at the age of 63 after a lifelong battle with MS or Sickle Cell, we’d all say they were a “fighter” or an “inspiration.” But when someone dies after a lifelong battle with severe mental illness and drug addiction, we say it was a tragedy and tell everyone “don’t be like him, please seek help.” That’s bullshit. Robin Williams sought help his entire life. He saw a psychiatrist. He quit drinking. He went to rehab. He did this for decades. That’s HOW he made it to 63. For some people, 63 is a fucking miracle. I know several people who didn’t make it past 23 and I’d do anything to have 40 more years with them."-
One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.
I agree with this to a degree. But dating someone who had SC and has also battled with these other demons you know that both make you a survivor NOT a tragedy. It’s hard for some to even mentally hold on. SO with that being said surviving to one and not the other is no less a tragedy. You still were alive and you still had people who loved you. And to someone, no matter what you may have gone through, you were their ray of sunshine. Just like he was to millions and just like my boyfriend is to me.