I just found my new favorite thing!
And I can’t wait to show you this.
Major shout out to a friend of mine (Hey Ted!) for introducing me to this.
I can’t believe I didn’t know about it before, but I had never seen this before so I am guessing it may be new to some of you as well.
It’s called a First Amendment Audit…and it’s awesome!
Basically, here’s the premise.
You know how sometimes when people who are given small amounts of power they turn into….Nazis?
Oh you know what I mean….
The lady running the counter at the Post Office.
The TSA Agent running security at the airport check-in line.
The person running their window at the DMV.
And on and on I could go.
You get the idea.
You know them, you’ve met them before.
We all have.
They get one small little bit of power and they suddenly think they’re Adolph Hitler back from the dead, running the box cars.
You’re not the new Emperor of the World, you’re a loser running a checkout lane at a completely jacked up Post Office.
Ok, rant over.
But we’ve all been there and experienced it.
And that’s the setup for the First Amendment Audit.
Many people do them, but this one I’m about to show you is one of my favorites.
This guy goes into a Post Office and starts filming….
Now here’s the catch: it’s a Federal Building.
Meaning…you and I own it!
WE THE PEOPLE own in!
Not only that, but there’s a sign up on the wall actually saying that, saying that it’s completely legal to video record in a federal Post Office.
So that’s what the guy is doing.
But you would not believe the Karens that show up and try to get him to stop.
It’s equally hilarious and maddening.
What a perfect lesson in the First Amendment.
And what a perfect reminder that given even a SMALL amount of power, most people will use it to oppress others.
But so true.
And THAT, my friends, is why we have the First Amendment.
And that’s why this guy does “First Amendment Audits”.
I love it.