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  • Sheriff Ordered to Remove “Blessed are the Peacemakers” Decals

    05/19/2017 8:30:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 19, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    The peacemakers are not allowed to be blessed in Montgomery County, Virginia. The sheriff was ordered on May 17 to remove decals bearing a portion of a well-known Bible verse from patrol cars. The decal, which had been posted on vehicles in March, bore the words, “Blessed are the peacemakers…Matthew 5:9.” “Our intent was, and still is, to honor our fellow brothers and sisters in law enforcement,” Sheriff C.H. Partin wrote in a statement to Fox News. The sheriff said the decals were removed at the request of the county’s board of supervisors. “In the midst of National Police Week,...
  • Asking for some advice - university officials pressuring me regarding FR and FB posts

    05/19/2017 7:08:01 AM PDT · by Chengdu54 · 88 replies
    I'm a professor who often posts here and on FB. Two university officials are coming to my office today to speak with me about my posts. I told them this is a free speech issue. Feeling like I need legal advice. This is a public university. Advice? Moral support?
  • Trump Supporters Attacked At Capitol Upset With Law Enforcement

    05/13/2017 1:43:41 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 30 replies
    minnesota.cbslocal.com ^ | May 12, 2017 | Liz Collin
    It happened Saturday as supporters of President Donald Trump tried to get inside the Capitol to attend a rally — but they were met by counter protesters spreading a different message. Now, organizers are planning changes after how it all played out. It was the second time in two months a pro-Trump rally turned violent at the Capitol. Organizers now want some questions answered by protesters and police before they ever make plans to meet here again. John Weiss and Dee Dee Buckley looked forward to hearing lawmakers and supporters speak inside the Capitol to mark the president’s first 100...
  • Cairo Embassy Statement in Tune with Obama U.N. Resolution

    09/18/2012 10:38:59 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 6 replies
    The Foundry ^ | 9/13/12 | Helle Dale
    The statement Tuesday from the U.S. embassy in Cairo apologizing to Muslims and condemning “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims”—even as an angry, threatening mob was gathering outside the embassy compound—was no aberration. Though subsequently denounced by both the White House and the State Department, it has to be seen as part and parcel of Obama Administration policy, and it is not surprising at all that it would be the first reaction of the embassy’s communication staff. As recently as December 19, 2011, the U.S. voted for and was instrumental in passing “U.N....
  • A Free Speech Tipping Point

    05/07/2017 4:51:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 7, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    Many people have called for changes on college campuses. To a certain extent this has been treated with humor-based dismissal. The branding of these children acting in a petulant manner is referred to as "snowflakes." But now we have reached a dangerous tipping point that threatens to destroy the freedoms we all savor as part of our heritage. This occurred when Ann Coulter was stopped from speaking at U.C. Berkeley. It was really terrible when others were stopped from speaking because of obnoxious behavior or actual physical violence. For example, a speech by Milos Yiannopoulos was stopped because of protests...
  • Trump Protects Religious Liberty

    05/06/2017 7:10:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | May 6, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President Trump’s executive order on religious liberty has garnered a mixed reaction, with the left moaning about violations of the separation of church and state and some of the right saying it is watered down meaningless rhetoric to placate his religious base, As Ryan T. Anderson at the Daily Signal opines: In reality, what Trump issued today is rather weak. All it includes is general language about the importance of religious liberty, saying the executive branch “will honor and enforce” existing laws and instructing the Department of Justice to “issue guidance” on existing law; directives to the Department of the...
  • Freedom From Truth: FFRF is beyond all reason

    09/19/2014 7:47:30 PM PDT · by Daniel Clark · 9 replies
    The Shinbone: The Frontier of the Free Press ^ | September 19, 2014 | Daniel Clark
    Freedom From Truth: FFRF is beyond all reason by Daniel Clark “Our purpose is to protect the constitutional principle of separation between state and church,” At least that’s what Freedom From Religion Foundation Co-President Annie Laurie Gaylor wrote in a thinly veiled threat to the Allegheny County Council, to dissuade it from installing a plaque in the county courthouse that says “In God We Trust.” That principle, like everything else the FFRF stands for, is a lie. If Gaylor and friends can point to anything in the U.S. Constitution that prohibits a Pittsburgh courthouse from acknowledging God, this particular resident...
  • Liberal activists try to get Jesus portrait removed from courthouse; residents revolt

    09/28/2015 7:06:08 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 19 replies
    Allen West ^ | 9/28/2015 | Ashley Edwardson
    We’ve often reported here on the efforts of the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FRFF) to remove all vestiges of “religious” symbols in public places – and by religious, it’s really only the Christian religion they object to. Their actions extend to public schools, military facilities and public offices. Most recently, FFRFF has drawn a red line in the sand in Breathitt County, Kentucky. Jesus must go. For some time, the FRFF has been trying to get a picture of Jesus removed from the courthouse. There’s just one little problem. FRFF can’t find anyone in Breathitt County to act as their...
  • Trump’s Executive Order Fails to Address Most Pressing Religious Liberty Threats

    05/05/2017 6:00:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | May 4, 2017 | Ryan T. Anderson
    President Donald Trump said he’d promote commonsense policies that would “Make America Great Again” and would stand up to politically correct bullying from the left.So why isn’t he doing that in the case of religious freedom?Twice now, he has failed to stand up for commonsense policy on religious liberty when liberal opponents lashed out against it.Back in February, he caved to the protests of liberal special interest groups as he declined to issue an executive order on religious liberty that had been leaked to hostile press.And earlier today, he issued an executive order on “free speech and religious liberty” that...
  • Free Speech For Me, But Not For Thee

    05/04/2017 8:58:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2017 | Jerry Newcombe
    “Liberal censorship” is technically an oxymoron. But today liberal censorship is a common reality.Where once free speech reigned on college campuses and in other secular institutions (or at least it was so thought), today you have the totalitarianism of political correctness. Say the wrong thing, and you may be fired.Dissenting Justice Samuel Alito said after the Supreme Court same-sex marriage decision in June 2015: “I assume that those who cling to old beliefs will be able to whisper their thoughts in the recesses of their homes, but if they repeat those views in public, they will risk being labeled as...
  • Campus High Jinks and the First Amendment

    05/04/2017 7:43:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 4, 2017 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- Well, she did not show up. I am talking about Ann Coulter, the svelte conservative firebrand who was invited to speak at the University of California, Berkeley, and, inadvertently, to show the assembled coeds how a stylish blond dresses. But then, she was disinvited. Hold on -- she was, of a sudden, re-invited but only under certain university conditions. Confusion ensued. Then the speech was lost in the swelling controversy. According to Coulter, "I looked over my shoulder, and my allies had joined the other team." Her allies were presumably members of the Young Americas Foundation. Honestly, I...
  • College Students Rip Down Pro-Life Flyers, Then Brag On Twitter

    09/24/2015 9:19:36 PM PDT · by Vision Thing · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/24/2015 | Blake Neff
    A group of students at American University labeling themselves the “AU Justice League” have taken credit for ripping down anti-abortion flyers on campus. The campus’s College Republicans put the flyers up Wednesday night, and called for the defunding of Planned Parenthood. But by Thursday morning, the vast majority of the flyers had disappeared. It didn’t take long to figure out why. At 12:30 a.m., the Twitter account @AUJusticeLeague tweeted a photo of dozens of crumpled-up flyers with the caption “We had some fun with the college republican posters tonight. Let us know if we missed any guys!” The incident was...
  • Religious Freedom, Infrastructure Among Trump’s Plans for Next 100 Days

    05/01/2017 12:09:17 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 28, 2017 | Fred Lucas
    After wrapping up his first 100 days in the White House on Saturday, President Donald Trump plans to hit a new set of issues, including religious liberty, tax reform, and school choice, a White House official told The Daily Signal.“We want to have legislation that has a profound impact on religious liberty, one that has profound impact on education, that has profound impact on health care,” Helen Aguirre Ferré, White House media affairs director, said in an interview Friday.Ferré added: These are just some of the issues we are working on that’s going to be absolutely critical going forward, not...
  • Liberal Thought Police Getting Scarier

    04/28/2017 5:08:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2017 | David Limbaugh
    The totalitarian left is emboldened by its selective suppression of speech. Just as scary is the deluded thought process that inspires its Stalinism. Recognizing its inability to compete in the marketplace of ideas, the left has been chipping away for years at the concept of free speech. You have to give leftists points for cleverness, not to mention persistence, because they don't openly advocate censoring conservative speech as such. They pretend to be protecting some greater good or preventing imminent harm to certain groups. When they failed in talk radio, they resurrected the Fairness Doctrine, which is euphemistically disguised as...
  • Berkeley Didn't Birth 'Free Speech' But Seems Intent to Bury It

    04/28/2017 4:51:20 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 28, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    Demosthenes, the Athenian rhetorician and champion of liberty, pointed out around 355 B.C. that residents of Athens were free to praise Sparta's regime, but Spartans were banned from praising Athens. In 1689, the British passed a law guaranteeing freedom of speech in Parliament. A century later, French revolutionaries incorporated into law the Declaration of the Rights of Man, which established free speech as a universal right. Two years later, the Americans ratified the First Amendment, which guarantees that the state shall not infringe on the right to free speech. Roughly a century and half later, in 1948, the United Nations...
  • An amazing comparison between the Democrat "Anti facist" logo and the German Communist logo

    04/27/2017 8:05:15 PM PDT · by vannrox · 56 replies
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  • Berkeley Silences Free Speech With a Kick in the Teeth

    04/27/2017 11:14:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 27, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    There is a clear and present danger to conservative students at the University of California Berkeley. The birthplace of the so-called free speech movement is now the epicenter of a nefarious movement to silence freedom-loving young people. Conservative commentator Ann Coulter had been scheduled to speak today, but she canceled. Leftwing groups had threatened to silence Ms. Coulter by any means necessary. But the university refused to guarantee the safety of Ms. Coulter or the students who invited her to speak – the Young America’s Foundation. I know these students. I know this organization. They are good people – patriots...
  • Red light camera critic says state board quashing his free speech

    04/26/2017 3:45:22 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 24 replies
    http://www.oregonlive.com ^ | updated April 25, 2017 at 2:43 PM | By Maxine Bernstein
    A Beaverton man who has a bachelor of science degree in engineering and has repeatedly challenged Oregon's timing of yellow traffic lights as too short was investigated by a state board for "unlicensed practice of engineering'' and fined $500. Now, Mats Järlström has joined with the national Institute for Justice to file a federal civil rights lawsuit against members of the Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying.
  • Fox News anchor, others hit network with race bias claims

    04/26/2017 8:24:32 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 28 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 26, 2017 | By Daniel Wiessner and Lawrence Hurley
    Fox News is facing renewed legal claims that it mistreated non-white employees, including a television anchor who said he was depicted as "the racist caricature of a black entertainer." Eleven current and former Fox employees, including anchor Kelly Wright, filed an amended lawsuit in New York state court on Tuesday claiming they were demeaned, humiliated, paid less than white coworkers, and passed over for promotions. The lawsuit was originally filed last month by two Fox News payroll employees. Tuesday's complaint added class action racial discrimination claims to the case.
  • NY Times: The Snowflakes Are Right About Limiting Free Speech

    04/25/2017 8:05:57 AM PDT · by detective · 34 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4.25.2017 | Mark Tapson
    The New York Times published an op-ed Monday by New York University comparative literature professor Ulrich Baer, who argued that those young protesters derided as campus "snowflakes" who violently oppose speakers who offend leftist sensibilities are actually getting it right about free speech. Indeed, Baer concludes, "We should thank the student protestors, the activists in Black Lives Matter and other 'overly sensitive' souls for keeping watch over the soul of our republic." No we shouldn't. We must be vigilant against those totalitarian students, activists, and snowflakes in defense of our republic's soul.