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  • Tom Tancredo: Approaching (and Applauding?) the Twilight of Freedom of Speech

    08/30/2017 9:36:00 AM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Aug 2017 | Tom Tancredo
    August of 2017 might be recorded as the date the ground shifted under the feet of defenders of constitutional liberty and freedom of assembly in the United States. The nation’s newspaper establishment is now providing a public platform for normalizing the claim that the Constitution’s protections for freedom of the press and freedom of speech are inadequate weapons for winning the fight against a “rising tide of racism,” and therefore, violence may not only be justified, it may be the only moral alternative. Thus sayeth the lords of “Antifa,” the newly respectable priests (and armed enforcers) of vigilante justice. On...
  • Ultra-Rich Gay Activist On Targeting Christians: It’s Time To ‘Punish The Wicked’

    07/19/2017 7:25:12 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 76 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 7/19/17 | Bre Payton
    In a recent interview with Rolling Stone magazine, tech millionaire turned LGBTQ activist Tim Gill said he’s aiming to punish Christians who don’t want to participate in same-sex weddings. For more than two decades, the software programmer has poured an estimated $422 million into various gay rights causes. After the Supreme Court ruled gay marriage legal in all 50 states in 2015, Gill turned his attention and resources to targeting Christians. The election of Donald Trump, who claims to support gay rights but stocked his administration with anti-LGBTQ extremists, has only emboldened those looking to erase the gains of the...
  • High School Summer Reading List Canceled Over Conservative Authors

    06/23/2017 3:49:19 PM PDT · by Mechanicos · 18 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6.22.2017 | Trey Sanchez
    A teacher at a public high school in Alabama sent his students home with a summer reading list chock full of conservative authors from which to choose, including Ann Coulter, Ronald Reagan, Walter Williams, Thomas Sowell, and libertarian John Stossel. But parents became concerned that it leaned too far right and so now, the kids don’t have to read anything over the summer.
  • California vs. Pro-Life Pregnancy Clinics

    06/17/2017 9:01:49 AM PDT · by Architect of Avalon · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | June 16, 2017 | Sapna Rampersaud
    Three pro-life, faith-based nonprofit clinics in California are suing the state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, for infringing on their First Amendment rights. These clinics — LivingWell Medical Clinic, Inc.; Pregnancy Care Center of the North Coast, Inc.; and Confidence Pregnancy Center, Inc. — offer free unplanned-pregnancy-related services to hundreds of women each year. It would be against their deeply held beliefs to advocate abortion. But California law requires them to. Since 2015, the California Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act has required certain pregnancy clinics to notify their patients that the state offers free and low-cost abortions...
  • CALL TO ACTION: Defend Free Speech in Boston on Saturday, May 13th!

    05/12/2017 6:32:13 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 12 replies
    Oath Keepers ^ | 5/10/2017 | Navy Jack
    Join us for an Afternoon Defending Free Speech! Lets’ ensure the participants have a safe environment to exercise their rights and prevent the Antifa from spoiling this event. All Patriots Welcome! Please forward this to your like-minded friends! NOTE: It has just been confirmed that Oath Keepers Founder, Stewart Rhodes, will be speaking at this event, and so will Kyle Chapman (aka “Based Stickman”). The Event A group named Boston Free Speech has organized a Free Speech Rally to take place between 12 Noon and 5PM this Saturday, May 13th, on the historic Boston Common. The address is 139 Tremont...
  • Techdirt's First Amendment Fight For Its Life

    01/13/2017 9:53:16 AM PST · by Lorianne · 17 replies
    Tech Dirt ^ | 11 January 2017 | Mike Masnik
    As you may have heard, last week we were sued for $15 million by Shiva Ayyadurai, who claims to have invented email. We have written, at great length, about his claims and our opinion — backed up by detailed and thorough evidence — that email existed long before Ayyadurai created any software. We believe the legal claims in the lawsuit are meritless, and we intend to fight them and to win. There is a larger point here. Defamation claims like this can force independent media companies to capitulate and shut down due to mounting legal costs. Ayyadurai's attorney, Charles Harder,...
  • Gun Sales to Blacks and Minorities Surge After Trump Win

    11/24/2016 6:40:49 PM PST · by Timpanagos1 · 88 replies
    MSN ^ | 11/23/16 | Ben Popken
    After Donald Trump's win, Yolanda Scott is upgrading the crowbar she keeps in her purse to a small-caliber pistol. Scott, an African-American, is one of many minorities who have been flocking to gun stores to protecqt themselves, afraid Trump's victory will incite more hate crimes. "You feel that racists now feel like they can attack us just because the president is doing it," one gun shop owner told NBC News. Gun store owners told NBC News that since November 8 they're seeing up to four times as many black and minority customers —and black gun groups are reporting double the...
  • Christians Ruin Portland Anti Trump Protest

    11/21/2016 3:16:27 PM PST · by Lorianne · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 16 November 2016
    Street preaching (and tolerant liberal reactions /s) during the Portland protest and riots. Music until about the 4 minute mark. 19:35
  • REASONS TO WORRY ABOUT AN HRC PRESIDENCY(not ALL the reasons, there's plenty)

    08/14/2016 9:32:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    backwoodshome.com ^ | 8/14/2016 | Massad Ayoob
    Why am I concerned with the prospect of Hillary Rodham Clinton as President of the United States? Let me begin to count the reasons. For many years I have been a sworn police officer. Mrs. Clinton’s dislike of police has long been a matter of record. From her contempt for the Arkansas troopers on her bodyguard detail when her husband was governor of that state, to the disdain with which she treated Secret Service when she was in the White House, to her campaign’s recent announcement that it was not interested in an endorsement by the Fraternal Order of Police,...
  • Fox News Anchor Joins Left in Calling For Assault Weapons Ban(gretchen)

    06/15/2016 5:58:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 93 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 6/15/2016 | Leah Barkoukis
    Calling for more gun control in the wake of mass shootings has become the norm for the president, politicians, and pundits alike—and Orlando has been no different. This time, however, a more surprising face has joined the bandwagon: Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson. “Yes, the Orlando massacre was terror,” she said, “But there’s no doubt that Omar Mateen was able to kill so many people because he was firing an AR-15, a military style assault weapon, a weapon easier to buy in the state of Florida than buying a handgun.” Let’s break for a moment here to point out that right...
  • Republicans Prefer Blunt Talk About Islamic Extremism, Democrats Favor Caution

    02/04/2016 6:14:51 AM PST · by wtd · 10 replies
    Republicans Prefer Blunt Talk About Islamic Extremism, Democrats Favor CautionMost Americans say religion doesn't cause violence, but rather that violent people use religion to justify their actions Half of Americans say the next president should be careful not to criticize Islam as a whole when speaking about Islamic extremists, while four~in~ten want the next president to speak bluntly about Islamic extremists even if the statements are critical of Islam as a whole. A new Pew Research Center survey finds that blunt talk is preferred by two~thirds of Republicans and those who lean toward the Republican Party (65%), while seven~in~ten...
  • Gay marriage fight shifts as politicians spy an opportunity

    09/20/2015 4:59:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 3 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 20, 2015 10:55 AM EDT | Adam Beam
    Politicians who may have thought they wouldn’t have to say much at all about gay marriage once the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized it now must answer a different question: Do you support Kim Davis? The Rowan County clerk, who has become a darling of many conservatives despite being a Democrat, cited “God’s authority” and religious liberty in choosing jail time over issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Some social conservatives have cast Davis as a hero, shifting the gay marriage debate from one about civil liberties—a matter that appeared to have been settled—to one about religious liberty. …
  • Ted Cruz rips jailing of Kim Davis: ‘This is not America’

    09/03/2015 4:23:17 PM PDT · by Isara · 43 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, September 3, 2015 | Seth McLaughlin
    GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz criticized a federal judge for ordering a Kentucky county clerk to be jailed after she defied the Supreme Court by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples. The Texas senator said he “unequivocal” stands with Kim Davis, who was put in federal custody for contempt after testifying before Judge David L. Bunning Thursday that marriage is between one man and one woman. “Today, judicial lawlessness crossed into judicial tyranny,” Mr. Cruz said in a statement. “Today, for the first time ever, the government arrested a Christian woman for living according to her faith. This...
  • The Top ten lies of the national Socialist Left on who they are [3 –1]

    08/06/2015 2:32:30 PM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 16 replies
    In our final installment we look directly at who the national Socialist leftists truly are and why they have to lie. 3. Socialist aren’t Socialists, Leftists aren’t Socialists, The Nazis weren’t a Socialist worker’s party, Failed Socialist regimes were really ‘right wing’… And lastly: Non socialists ARE Socialist I know, 20 lb. of BS{Bernie Sanders} in a 5 lb. Bag .. but that’s what you get when you study the prevarication’s and bold faced Lies of the national Socialist Left. This has many variations and facets with some dating back in to the last century. First of all let’s demolish...
  • The Top ten lies of the national Socialist LEFT [Lies 10 –7]

    07/28/2015 3:39:28 PM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 7 replies
    7/28/2015
    In part one we endeavored to introduce the subject matter of studying the national socialist left’s biggest Lies: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3311356/posts This part will be some of the national Socialist Left’s miscellaneous lies, part II will be gun grabber lies and part IV will be Lies that go directly to the heart of who and what of the national Socialist LEFT Now without any further ado we present the national Socialist left’s biggest lies 10 – 7: 10. You have a right to ______________ [healthcare, to be ‘safe’ from gun violence, etc.] 9. The Obama economy is up and the unemployment rate...
  • The Top ten lies of the national Socialist LEFT (a four part series)

    07/13/2015 1:05:43 PM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 20 replies
    7/13/2015
    The left’s Socialist national scheme at it’s most basic level is predicated on the LIE that one can get ‘something for nothing’ for the mere pittance of sacrificing human dignity and freedom. This actuality should inform everyone that the left’s entire edifice if but a shell of Lies, deceptions, false narratives, false accusations and myths. The task of even attempting to quantify and catalog all of these interlocking lies is a daunting task. But in order to understand the enemy we face this is a task we all must endeavor to undertake. (Oh, did I refer to the left the...
  • Nanny ST8 of the Week: Anti-government messages not allowed on license plates

    07/07/2015 12:46:05 PM PDT · by Sopater · 32 replies
    Watchdog.org ^ | 7/6/15 | Eric Boehm
    It’s the NANNY-ST8 for your license plate. In addition to outright vulgarity and racism, some states prohibit messages on vanity license plates that can be viewed as “anti-government.” In Pennsylvania, for example, where five state employees in Harrisburg get to decide what’s allowed on vanity plates, banned words include “PUTSCH,” a German word roughly equivalent to the more-well-known France term “coup d’état” but with an uncomfortable connection to Hitler and the Nazis. But “ENDFED,” a reference to libertarian-led efforts to shut down the Federal Reserve Bank, is also on the do-not-license list, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Melissa Daniels explains...
  • Rev. Cruz: Obama Administration Runs on ‘Deception' – ‘They Have to Lie’

    06/26/2015 5:54:45 AM PDT · by Voice of Reason1 · 11 replies
    CNSNEWS ^ | June 25, 2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    The Obama administration practices “deception” in “every area,” deceiving people into becoming dependent on big government, which turns people into “serfs” and “destroys the American dream,” said Rev. Rafael Cruz, who added that these leftist policies “do not work” and so liberals “have to lie” to advance their agenda. “I think that deception is the way that this administration operates in every area,” said Rev. Cruz, the director of Purifying Fire Ministries, during a June 22 radio interview on the Joyce Kaufman Show. “It has destroyed the American dream, destroyed these people’s lives, they no longer strive to better themselves...
  • Air Force general who spoke of God in talk should be court-martialed, group says

    05/17/2015 9:59:58 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 73 replies
    FOX News ^ | May 17, 2015
    An Air Force general who recently spoke about how God has guided his career should be court-martialed, a civil liberties group is saying. In a speech at a National Day of Prayer Task Force event on May 7, Maj. Gen. Craig Olson credits God for his accomplishments in the military, and refers to himself as a “redeemed believer in Christ.” The Air Force Times reports that the Military Religious Freedom Foundation has taken issue with Olson’s remarks, is calling for the two-star general to be court-martialed and "aggressively and very visibly brought to justice for his unforgivable crimes and transgressions."...
  • Alabama bill would let ministers refuse same-sex marriages

    05/06/2015 7:26:49 PM PDT · by markomalley · 28 replies
    AP ^ | 5/6/2015
    A bill working its way through the Alabama Legislature would allow probate judges and ministers to refuse to marry same-sex couples on religious grounds. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday heard passionate testimony about the bill that the sponsor says came about after a brief period of legalized gay marriage in Alabama. Proponents say the bill would protect religious beliefs, but opponents say it opens the door to broader discrimination of same-sex couples and other groups.