Posts Tagged free speech

If You Are Choosing Sides in Charlottesville, You Are Part of the Problem

There is plenty of blame to go around, for those interested at all in the truth: from the police, who were clearly and purposefully derelict of duty; and the ignorant, bigoted protesters who seek to drum up contention and conflict for their own ends; to the domestic terrorists who seem to always show up looking […]

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Rare Free Speech Victory in the Supreme Court

Even rarer, the Court unanimously agreed with a federal appellate court that free speech is “…a bedrock First Amendment principle: Speech may not be banned on the ground that it expresses ideas that offend.” The case, Matal v. Tam (No. 15-1293, 2017), centered on a musical band, The Slants, whose band name trademark application was […]

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Three Rules for Dealing with the Left

Over time, and particularly of late, I have learned there are three general rules one must remember when dealing with political leftists in America: The Left cannot debate substantively. To be fair, this is true of nearly everyone, but it is especially true of the Left. This is why the Left is so in favor […]

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Twitter, Censorship, and Hypocrisy

Reports are circulating that Twitter has begun purging so-called “Alt-Right” user accounts in the wake of Donald Trump’s unprecedented presidential victory last week.  Although bans of these sort have occurred in the recent past prior to the election, it seems this round is much wider sweeping than the previous “onesies and twosies” that occurred here […]

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The Election, the Supreme Court, and the FEC/FCC

Many people have made a case that the makeup of Supreme Court is the centerpiece for why the 2016 presidential election is so important – specifically, conservatives are pushing the case that Donald Trump is needed to prevent Hillary Clinton’s probable permanent shift of the Court to the extreme Left.  I have no doubt that […]

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Colin Kaepernick, Free Speech, and Meaningless Gestures

By now, most football fans – if not the rest of the free world – are aware that backup San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has decided not to stand during the playing of the National Anthem and the displaying of the colors at National Football League (NFL) games he is a part of or […]

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Bigotry, the NBA, and Free Speech

Virtually everyone in America is by now painfully aware that Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling is, by even casual analysis of his own words, a bigot. There is certainly no moral defense for his sort of perspective, but the general reactions of many people associated with the NBA, the fans, and social commentators have […]

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