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Archive for the 'Free Speech' Category

-“Hate Speech Is Not Protected By the First Amendment”-Really?

Friday, April 21st, 2017

Recently, the former chairman of the Democratic National Committee, Howard Dean tweeted that: “Hate speech is not protected by the first amendment.” Constitutional lawyer Emily Zanotti took exception to Dean in an interview. From The Blaze: For Friday’s episode of “Pure Opelka,” host Mike Opelka invited constitutional lawyer Emily Zanotti to discuss how very wrong […]

-Poll: ‘Offensive’ Speech Should Not Be Protected?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

According to the US Constitution, free speech is still protected in this country. Last week hundreds of students at Berkeley (U of CA) disagreed and rioted to block a scheduled visit by a conservative who they considered to be a purveyor of ‘offensive’ speech. Ironically, over 50 years ago students at the same institution initiated […]

-ABA: Proposed Rule Change Could Affect Religious Freedom of Attorneys?

Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

UPDATE: The proposed rule was passed. From Townhall: The amended ethics rule now bans the offensive conduct only if the lawyer knows or reasonably should know it is harassment or discrimination. … The guidance that comes with the rule, however, defines discrimination as “harmful verbal or physical conduct that manifests bias or prejudice toward others.” […]

-The Angry Opposition to Free Speech in America

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

There was a time in America when a variety of differing views were tolerated. I went to college in the ’60s when the ‘free speech’ movement began in the San Francisco Bay area (UC Berkeley). Looking at the news today I see that Trump supporters were attacked in that same area (San Jose). I do […]

-New York City: $250K Fine For Using ‘Wrong’ Pronoun For Transgender Folk?

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

(New York City panorama: Wikipedia)  New York City is planning to give out fines up to $250,000 for willfully using the ‘wrong’ pronoun for transgender folk. Here’s the story from LifeSiteNews: New York City’s human rights commission says it will fine New York employers and landlords up to $250,000 for using the wrong pronoun to […]

-Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ Supports Jailing Climate Change Skeptics?

Monday, April 18th, 2016

                  (Bill Nye: via Wikipedia) In a recent interview, TV’s famous Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ seemed to support the idea that ‘climate change skeptics’ should be convicted and jailed like war criminals. Here’s the story from the Christian Post: In a video interview with Climate Depot’s Marc Morano this week, Nye was asked how […]