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  • FNN: Free Speech Rally at Phoenix Mosque

    05/29/2015 7:30:58 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 65 replies
    Fox 10 Phoenix ^ | May 29 | Fox News AZ
    LIVE: Watch Protesters at Phoenix Mosque,
  • Obama Execution Letter Prompts Apology From Pa. Newspaper

    05/28/2015 11:25:14 AM PDT · by kimtom · 36 replies
    https://patch.com/ ^ | May 28, 2015 | By Kara Seymour (Patch Staff)
    A Pennsylvania newspaper has issued an apology after it printed a letter calling for the execution of President Barack Obama. The letter, printed on Memorial Day in the Daily Item of Sunbury, called the president the “coward-in-chief” and called for his execution “by guillotine, firing squad or public hanging.” “Hey Barack, would you care to address the nation and expound on your grandiose plans for defeating this JV team which is whipping you soundly?,” W. Richard Stover of Lewisburg, Pa. wrote in the 370-word letter. The newspaper issued an apology Thursday, saying there was “no excuse” for printing the letter....
  • Ben Shapiro: The First Amendment Is Dead

    01/29/2015 3:34:15 AM PST · by Reverend Saltine · 15 replies
    FrontPagerMag.com ^ | January 29, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    The first amendment is dead; long live the reign of sensitivity. Ben Shapiro explores how Americans have forfeited their fundamental rights in the name of political correctness. See the video and transcript.... TRANSCRIPT: Millions of people from all over the world held candlelight vigils in honor of the French magazineCharlie Hebdo after an Islamic terror attack on its staff. But in reality, those of us in the United States – yes, even those of us who tweeted #JeSuisCharlie – gave up our First Amendment rights long ago. We gave them up in the name political correctness, and in the name...
  • TruNews Broadcast For August 6, 2013

    08/06/2013 3:28:26 PM PDT · by Errant · 5 replies
    TruNews.Com ^ | 6 August, 2013 | Rick Wiles
    Roy Costner, the High School Valedictorian who dared to deviate from his “pre-approved speech” and lead his peers in the Lord’s Prayer, joins Rick to talk about the bold move he took to glorify God. In the second half of today’s program, expert analyst and writer, Larry Edelson, joins us from Asia to discus the significance of three war cycles converging in 2015.
  • Obama vs. the First Amendment

    09/15/2012 6:14:14 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | September 15, 2012 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Democrats and their sharky Obamedia defense lawyers are in a snit. For three dreamy convention days in Charlotte, they told themselves that, for the first time in decades, it was their guy who had the upper hand when it came to national security. Now that bubble has burst, the way contrived narratives do when they crash into concrete challenges. At that point, an airy president of the world won’t do; we need to have a president of the United States, a job that has never suited, and has never been of much interest to, Barack Obama. Defense against foreign enemies...
  • DOD: Gen. Martin Dempsey opted to phone Florida pastor

    09/13/2012 3:06:36 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | 13 Sep 12 | KATE BRANNEN
    <p>The military’s top uniformed leader decided on his own to phone an extremist Florida pastor linked to an inflammatory anti-Islamic online video, the Pentagon said Thursday – no one else asked him to do so.</p> <p>Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey called Florida pastor Terry Jones on Wednesday to ask him to withdraw his support for the video that some reports have linked with anti-American unrest in the Muslim world, a spokesman said.</p>
  • Washington state Catholic bishop warned over anti-gay marriage campaign

    09/01/2012 11:36:52 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 1, 2012 | Jonathan Kaminsky
    Washington state regulators have warned a Roman Catholic bishop that his diocese risks running afoul of state campaign finance laws if he follows through with a planned fund-raising effort opposing same-sex marriage on the November ballot. State law prohibits organizations, including churches, from raising money from individuals to give to political campaigns, said Lori Anderson, a spokeswoman for the state's Public Disclosure Commission. "It's not because it's a church. It's because it's not a stand-alone individual," Anderson said on Thursday. The commission was calling into question a recent letter from Bishop Joseph Tyson to Yakima-area pastors urging them to distribute...
  • Rewrite the First Amendment (NYTimes "Another Stab at" series)

    07/09/2012 12:21:49 PM PDT · by matt04 · 10 replies
    NYTimes.com ^ | Pauline Maier
    Since we’re dreaming here, why not start with that part of the Constitution most beloved by Americans? I would rewrite the First Amendment. “Congress shall make no law” is a peculiarly stingy way to begin an amendment that protects the rights of conscience, speech, press, assembly and petition. James Madison proposed more capacious language for those rights. He would have said, for example, that “the civil rights of none shall be abridged on account of religious belief or worship, nor shall any national religion be established, nor shall the full and equal rights of conscience be in any manner, or...
  • Pastor Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Teaching That Parents Should Spank Their Children

    06/04/2012 5:05:16 AM PDT · by daniel1212 · 165 replies
    The American Dream ^ | May 25, 2012 | The American Dream
    Pastor Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison For Teaching That Parents Should Spank Their Children Do you believe that parents should be able to spank their children?  Do you ever express that opinion to others?  If so, then you could be sent to prison.  Sadly, that is exactly what happened to one pastor up in Wisconsin recently.  A minister named Philip Caminiti was sentenced to 2 years in prison for simply teaching that parents should spank their children when they misbehave.  Please note that Caminiti was not accused of spanking anyone or of physically hurting anyone.  He was put in...
  • Media Matters Received $50,000 Grant to 'Monitor' Religious Media?

    02/18/2012 5:46:31 PM PST · by daniel1212
    Christian Post ^ | February 17, 2012 | Eryn Sun
    A liberal media watchdog group was purportedly given a grant to expand their monitoring and fact checking of religious broadcasts. According to a weeklong "inside" series by The Daily Caller, Media Matters for America once received a $50,000 grant to "monitor and attack" religious news outlets like the Christian Broadcasting Network and Focus on the Family, though the exact details remained unclear. Tax returns allegedly revealed that the ARCA Foundation, a grant making organization focused on advancing social equity, justice and democracy in the U.S. and abroad, allotted the money in 2006 when Congresswoman Donna Edwards of Maryland's 4th District,...
  • Arresting Christians costs U.S. city $100,000

    01/30/2012 3:55:33 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 14 replies
    WND.com ^ | Monday, January 30, 2012 | WND.com
    A judge in Detroit has ruled that the decision by police in neighboring Dearborn to arrest a Christian pastor who wanted to hand out Christian tracts at the city’s Arab fest in 2009 will cost the city some $100,000... Magistrate Judge R. Steven Whalen said his recommendation for fees and costs totaling $103,401.96 be awarded in the case that was handled by attorney Robert J. Muise. Whalen said Saieg and his Arabic Christian Perspective organization sued Dearborn and its police chief, Ron Hadda, because after distributing Christian information at the event for several years, he was told police would arrest...
  • Obama Couldn’t Wait: His New Christmas Tree Tax

    11/08/2011 4:34:44 PM PST · by Driftwood1 · 134 replies · 1+ views
    Heritage ^ | 11-8-11 | David S. Addington
    President Obama’s Agriculture Department today announced that it will impose a new 15-cent charge on all fresh Christmas trees—the Christmas Tree Tax—to support a new Federal program to improve the image and marketing of Christmas trees. In the Federal Register of November 8, 2011, Acting Administrator of Agricultural Marketing David R. Shipman announced that the Secretary of Agriculture will appoint a Christmas Tree Promotion Board. The purpose of the Board is to run a “program of promotion, research, evaluation, and information designed to strengthen the Christmas tree industry’s position in the marketplace; maintain and expend existing markets for Christmas trees;...
  • Ban homophobic clerics from mosques, gay rights campaigners urge

    06/09/2011 12:49:03 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 46 replies
    Guardian ^ | Thursday 9 June 2011 | Riazat Butt
    Gay rights campaigners have urged mosque leaders in east London to ban homophobic clerics from using their premises, following a 21% rise in gay hate crime in the area. Activists, including journalist Julie Bindel and Pride trustee Colm Howard-Lloyd, said some preachers at the East London Mosque and the London Muslim Centre had "created an atmosphere in which hate is socially acceptable; they have spread a message in which maiming and violence is the most dutiful, honourable, devout thing to do". Their concerns follow the £100 fine given to Mohammed Hasnath, who put up "Gay-Free Zone" stickers in the area;
  • White House Adds New Position to Deal with Unfavorable Online Media

    05/24/2011 6:31:30 AM PDT · by markomalley · 112 replies
    Media Bistro ^ | 5/24/11
    The White House has named Jesse Lee to a new position within its communications department titled Director of Progressive Media & Online Response. According to The Huffington Post, Lee will essentially be responsible for building up Obama’s online presence as he prepares for his reelection bid, and squashing any negative stories: The post is a new one for this White House. Rapid response has usually been outsourced to the Democratic National Committee (DNC), if not done on an ad-hoc basis by administration officials. And it signals that the White House will be adopting a more aggressive defense of the president and...
  • School Graduation In Church Battle Continues

    03/08/2011 6:19:26 PM PST · by matt04 · 9 replies
    ENFIELD, Conn. -- The battle over where to hold future high school graduations in Enfield is in the hands of a court. Several Enfield families returned to court to ask a federal judge to make permanent the temporary legal ruling they won last year holding that high school graduation exercises in a church violates the Constitution. Almost a year ago, two students and their families, represented by the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut, the American Civil Liberties Union's Program on Freedom of Religion and Belief and Americans United for Separation of Church and State, went to court to protest...
  • Islamic Supremacists Envision a Takeover of the Internet

    12/28/2010 4:48:36 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 37 replies · 8+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/28/10 | Pam Geller
    It was hardly noticed at the time, but its consequences could be catastrophic. Late last September, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), which assigns internet domain names, approved a huge change in the way it operates. Europe and North America will now have five seats on its Board of Directors, instead of ten, and a new "Arab States" region will have five seats as well. How big a deal is this? ICANN at the same time took a reference to "terrorism" out of its Draft Applicant Guidebook. Why? Because Arab groups complained. And so now jihad terror...
  • New Alabama Governor: Just Christians are his family

    01/19/2011 7:29:01 AM PST · by Blue Collar Christian · 48 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 19, 2011 | Jay Reeves
    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley told a church crowd just moments into his new administration that those who have not accepted Jesus as their savior are not his brothers and sisters, shocking some critics who questioned Tuesday whether he can be fair to non-Christians. "Anybody here today who has not accepted Jesus Christ as their savior, I'm telling you, you're not my brother and you're not my sister, and I want to be your brother," Bentley said Monday, his inauguration day, according to The Birmingham News. The Anti-Defamation League on Tuesday called Bentley's remarks shocking. "His comments are...
  • Muslims Behaving Badly

    09/21/2010 8:24:43 AM PDT · by wmfights · 5 replies
    THe Christian Post ^ | September 18, 2010 | Ken Connor
    By all indications however, our government appears to have developed a double standard when it comes to criticism of certain religious traditions – or, I should say, one such tradition. While other religious groups in America (Christians in particular) are expected to tolerate all manner of offenses, debasements, and outright attacks against their beliefs in the name of the First Amendment, Muslim Americans benefit from a government that goes out of it's way to avoid offending their religious sensibilities. In a country that has gone to sometimes extreme lengths to preserve the hallowed "separation" between Church and State, the question...
  • Federal government shuts down 73,000 blogs (Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA))

    07/18/2010 7:33:08 AM PDT · by oc-flyfish · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Tech 1984 ^ | 7/16/10 | Tech 1984
    I shutter to think what plans are in store for conservative sites when the current administration so quickly violates the free speech rights of 73,000 legitimate sites!
  • Kagan Hearings - Is It A Dog And Pony Show, Or A Dog And Phony Show?

    07/06/2010 6:11:15 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 4 replies · 2+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 07/06/2010 | JoeClarke.Net
    As Senators [Amy Klobuchar, Minnesota] joke about whether Elena Kagan had seen or not the latest teen-sex-vampire movie Eclipse, or "what did you do on Christmas" [Lindsay Graham, S. Carolina], there are more serious things to think about Elena Kagan. Orrin Hatch even informed Elena Kagan that "hell is not boring." Ha Ha Ha. Like: Why did she forge an opinion into a scientific document written by the American medical community which falsely stated that live birth abortion “may be the best or most appropriate procedure in a particular circumstance to save the life or preserve the health of...
  • 'Prayer' not allowed at Eastern graduation

    06/18/2010 7:21:36 PM PDT · by lightman · 19 replies · 461+ views
    The York Dispatch ^ | 18 June AD 2010 | WENDY L. GARMAN
    'Prayer' not allowed at Eastern graduation WENDY L. GARMAN -- The York Dispatch Updated: 06/18/2010 11:40:39 AM EDT About a dozen people attended the Eastern York school board meeting Thursday night to find out why the senior class president was not allowed to read a poem during his commencement speech last Friday. Aaron Mackley wanted to read "The Graduate's Prayer" by Helen Seiner Rice, but was told he could not because the poem was a prayer, those residents said. Resident Sandy Ruby told the school board that it took her quite a few days to compose her thoughts. "I was...
  • Officials: Anti-Muslim images are protected speech(St. Cloud,MN)

    01/07/2010 6:13:31 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies · 786+ views
    StarTribune.com ^ | 1/7/10 | PATRICK CONDON , Associated Press
    Two Minnesota prosecutors have decided not to file charges against a man who authorities say admitted posting anti-Muslim images near a mosque and a Somali-owned store, saying the cartoons are protected under the First Amendment. The posters put up last month in the St. Cloud area depicted the Prophet Muhammad engaged in bestiality and other obscene images, and an Islamic crescent with a swastika inside it. While some in the community say there should be legal consequences, the chief prosecutors in both counties where the cartoons were found said they must be considered free speech.
  • POSSUM COMIX,"Nixonian"

    10/22/2009 1:14:51 AM PDT · by AwesomePossum · 2 replies · 358+ views
    Most recent........
  • It's Best To Ignore Strangers Who Shout Their Prejudices (Miss Manners Responds to Liberal Whiner)

    11/09/2007 7:10:57 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 66 replies · 96+ views
    Chicago-Tribune.com ^ | November 8, 2007 | Judith Martin | Miss Manners
    MISS MANNERS It's best to ignore strangers who shout their prejudices Judith Martin Miss Manners November 8, 2007 Dear Miss Manners: This evening I found myself waiting in line with two young men who proceeded loudly to proclaim at least five different countries they would like to bomb, and advocated reintroducing the draft so that everyone else would have to share their "sacrifice." They then loudly branded several political figures they disapproved of with a crude word. I bit my tongue and waited quietly. Then the people in front of me joined in and, incredibly, they all complained about how...
  • Bush Apologizes to Wiccan Widow

    09/02/2007 1:34:34 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 278 replies · 6,212+ views
    UPI ^ | Sept 2, 2007 | UPI
    Bush apologizes to Wiccan widow Published: Sept 2, 2007 at 10:16 AM WASHINGTON, Sept 1 (UPI) -- U.S. President George Bush apologized to a Nevada Wiccan who was left out of a presidential meeting with relatives of soldiers killed in combat. Rebecca Stewart, who sued to have the Wiccan symbol placed on her husband’s grave marker in a military cemetery, told The Washington Post the president called her to apologize. She said she explained to Bush the faith she and her husband shared. Sgt. Patrick Stewart was killed in Afghanistan in 2005. Stewart said she heard about the private meeting...
  • Gingrich calls for elimination of McCain-Feingold reforms

    11/28/2006 7:20:01 AM PST · by presidio9 · 183 replies · 2,624+ views
    Associated Press ^ | November 27, 2006
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Monday that First Amendment rights need to be expanded and cited the elimination of McCain-Feingold campaign finance reforms as one solution. Gingrich, a Republican, suggested allowing people to give any amount to any candidate as long as the donation is reported online within 24 hours. "Just as tax lawyers always succeed in out-thinking the (Internal Revenue Service) because they stay after five and the IRS goes home, the private-sector lawyers will always out-think the (Federal Election Commission) because they stay after five and the FEC goes home," Gingrich told about 400 people at the...
  • CHURCHES MUST PAY BIRTH CONTROL: COURT

    10/20/2006 6:40:09 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 211 replies · 4,064+ views
    Catholic and other religious social service groups must provide contraceptive coverage to their employees even if they consider contraception a sin, according to yesterday's ruling by the state's highest court. The 6-0 decision by the state Court of Appeals hinged on defining Catholic Charities and the other nine religious groups suing the state to be social service agencies, rather than only operating as churches. The organizations "believe contraception to be sinful," the decision states. "We must weigh against [their] interests in adhering to the tenets of their faith the state's substantial interest in fostering equality between the sexes, and in...
  • Mum's the Word on Homosexuality - Christians Facing Prosecution for Comments

    10/08/2006 4:20:19 PM PDT · by right-wingin_It · 17 replies · 907+ views
    ZENIT ^ | October 08, 2006 | Father John Flynn
    LONDON, OCT. 8, 2006 (Zenit.org).- In many countries speaking out publicly against homosexuality leads to serious legal problems. And in the battle under way to protect freedom of speech for Christians to express their beliefs, the future is far from clear. A recent victory in Britain saw legal charges against Stephen Green dropped, the Telegraph newspaper reported Sept. 29. Green was arrested by police in early September after handing out pamphlets at a "Mardi Gras" homosexual festival in Cardiff, Wales. The pamphlet contained Bible verses about homosexuality. During a hearing before a magistrate's court last week, the Crown Prosecution Service...
  • Bill O'Reilly Covering Columbia/Minutemen Story!

    10/05/2006 5:05:39 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 90 replies · 3,165+ views
    Bill O'Reilly is covering the Columbia University controversy where leftists protesters rushed the stage during his top-of-the-hour Talking Points segment, and one of the speakers, Marvin Stewart, is being interviewed.
  • The Iraq War is the epitome of perfection!!! (Troll Quality Index Hits Five-Year Low)

    05/17/2006 5:50:46 PM PDT · by cheneyrumsfeld08 · 69 replies · 4,697+ views
    Hello, fellow white people! Yeeeeeehaawwwwww! What in tarnation is all this jibber jabber I hear about the Iraqi war going anything but one hundred percent perfectly?! I tell ya what that is: COMMIE talk! These Un-American libs (which include minorities, women, and other minorities, such as blacks and homosexual gay queers!) the war has turned into a black hole with no "forseeable" (whatever in tarnation that big word means) end in sight. To this I say, shut your damn mouth! The only opinions that should be expressed are those that are in total agreement with our distinguished president, Dick Cheney,...
  • FEC- RULES AND EXPLANATION AND JUSTIFICATION FOR INTERNET COMMUNICATIONS

    03/24/2006 4:41:12 PM PST · by armymarinemom · 112 replies · 4,093+ views
    FEC pdf ^ | 3/24/06 | FEC
    The FEC has published the final rules and explanation and justification for internet communications in pdf format. This is a 96 page document that needs to be read.
  • ALERT: (WA) State Supreme Court "turns First Amendment on its head!"

    03/17/2006 6:26:22 AM PST · by Sopater · 11 replies · 494+ views
    Evergreen Freedom Foundation ^ | March 17th, 2006 | Booker T. Stallworth
    6-3 ruling places the statutory rights of Big Labor ahead of the Constitutional rights of individuals Mike Reitz, director of the Evergreen Freedom Foundation’s Labor Policy Center, released the following statement in response to the Washington Supreme Court’s ruling that a law prohibiting unions from using non-member dues for political purposes is unconstitutional. Today’s Supreme Court ruling strikes a terrible blow against the rights of workers in Washington state. There is now no protection for teachers’ First Amendment rights from violations by union officials. This harmful opinion was written by former-Justice Faith Ireland, who has been off the court for...
  • This site is an abomination [I am a Rat troll--Zot me before I troll again]

    01/27/2006 2:53:36 PM PST · by Tom Patterson Jr · 442 replies · 9,909+ views
    You people are a genuine menace. I think I'll be calling my congressman to see what can be done to shut this place down.
  • Freedom of, NOT from Religion

    12/21/2005 4:12:09 PM PST · by HHKrepublican_2 · 27 replies · 542+ views
    12/21/2005 | HHKREPUBLICAN2 (C. Rogers)
    Freedom of, NOT from Religion If you listen to the ACLU, the Constitution says that our founding fathers intended there to be a great barrier between Church and State. That placing a Manger or even a Christmas tree is a direct endorsement of religion. For this reason, I recommend you do not listen to the ACLU, rather listen to the Constitution itself. I challenge you to find “separation of church and state” in the Constitution. What the constitution actually has to say is this; in the first amendment the Constitution promises that “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment...
  • Town Council's Ban on Talk of Wal-Mart Draws Protest From ACLU

    07/08/2005 3:10:55 PM PDT · by TheOtherOne · 7 replies · 387+ views
    AP ^ | AP-ES-07-08-05 1719EDT
    Town Council's Ban on Talk of Wal-Mart Draws Protest From ACLU The Associated Press Published: Jul 8, 2005 YELM, Wash. (AP) - The town council barred residents from mentioning Wal-Mart at meetings, prompting a challenge by civil libertarians who said a "free and accountable" government depends on a citizen's ability to voice concerns openly. The retailing giant has an application pending to build a superstore, spurring controversy in the small town about 15 miles southeast of Olympia. In a letter to the council, American Civil Liberties Union lawyer Aaron H. Caplan said his group believes it is unconstitutional to ban...
  • STOP! The Trivial News Is Sucking Our Freedoms Dry

    06/30/2005 12:34:53 AM PDT · by PittsburghAfterDark · 10 replies · 649+ views
    Original Contribution to Freerepublic.com | June 30, 2005 | Kenneth F. Brahm
    I know we like to post news stories on this board and go OMG OMG OMG teh udder side teh suXorZ!!11! It's rare that anyone really writes anything somewhat original so, here, I'll do something like that. I'm amazed at some of the twists that are going on in political and legal life right now. So much so that I really think it's worth commenting on. In some ways, we're going in the absolute wrong direction. Now before you get a knee jerk reaction and say i'm a "traitor" or some DUmmie here to quiety say "It's because of Bu$hco...
  • The Left Catches On

    05/06/2005 8:56:03 AM PDT · by EarthStomper · 4 replies · 672+ views
    TechCentralStation.com ^ | 05-06-05 | Ryan Sager
    Something remarkable is happening as a Republican Congress and president move to crackdown on 527 groups like the MoveOn.org Voter Fund and Swift Boat Veterans for Truth: Liberals are realizing that something's fishy. Three years after the passage of McCain-Feingold (a.k.a. the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002, a.k.a. the End of Free Speech As We Know It), a smattering of Democrats and liberal activists are slowly coming to the conclusion that maybe it wasn't such a good idea to let the government decide who can and cannot engage in political speech. After all, what would prevent incumbents in Congress...
  • Jeff Gannon Saga Won't Change White House Credential Process

    03/01/2005 8:50:24 AM PST · by Coastal · 1 replies · 378+ views
    The National Ledger ^ | March 1, 2005 | CK Rairden
    Neither the Jeff Gannon nor James Guckert saga is going to cause the White House Correspondents Association to seek any changes in the White House press-credentialing process. It appears that everyone involved in the process is very uncomfortable in attempting to define exactly what a "journalist" is. And that's a very good thing. WHCA President Ron Hutcheson said on February 15, "I'm not comfortable in passing judgment on who is a journalist and who isn't. My overriding view is that if I am going to make a mistake, it is going to be on letting people in rather than keeping...
  • Nazi road signs ripped down day after report: NAZIS ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY, SIGNS STOLEN

    01/29/2005 8:14:53 PM PST · by Cinnamon Girl · 74 replies · 2,410+ views
    katu ^ | January 28, 2005 | katu staff
    SALEM, Ore. - Two controversial road signs that were put up in Marion County have already been ripped down. The road signs read, "The American Nazi Party has adopted a two mile stretch of Sunnyview Road" and were put up by Marion County officials one week ago. The county says they have received a lot of complaints from residents claiming the county is condoning the organization. However, officials insist the American Nazi Party has a right to free speech, just like everybody else. Viewer Note: A sharp eyed KATU viewer noticed that the name of the group was spelled Amerian...
  • ACLU Changes Its Website After Being Caught Editing and Distorting the 1st Amendment

    01/26/2005 9:28:27 PM PST · by jonatron · 20 replies · 1,554+ views
    Human Events Online ^ | Jan 24, 2005 | Chris Field
    On January 17, I posted a First Look column titled "The ACLU's Very Own Constitution." In it I commented upon an item that I had first been made aware of in a "Best of the Web" column by James Taranto of the Opinion Journal. The subject of my column was how the ACLU had distorted, edited, "censored" the 1st Amendment on its website in order to support its claim that the Framers considered the freedom of speech so important that they put it at the very tip-top of the Bill of Rights. But now the ACLU has changed its website...
  • Separation of Action and Opinion!

    01/07/2005 10:08:59 AM PST · by gtwizard · 1 replies · 289+ views
    Danbury Babtist Association Speech | 1700s | Thomas Jefferson
    Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise there, thus building a wall of separation between church and State.
  • Ten Congress Members Call For Boykins' Removal They Were Appalled By His Mention Of God

    09/04/2004 6:12:51 PM PDT · by hope · 46 replies · 2,091+ views
    Omega Letter Christian Intelligence Digest Ten Congress Members Call For Boykins' Removal They Were Appalled By His Mention Of GodCommentary on the NewsSaturday, September 04, 2004OL StaffTen members of Congress wrote a letter to President Bush stating that Lt. Gen. William Boykin should be dismissed as the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence. In case you don't remember, Boykin is the man in charge of hunting for Osama and was caught speaking to a church while in uniform. The letter states that Boykin has offended Muslims and he lacks objectivity. They seem to be overlooking the fact that it...
  • Supreme Court Bars Anti-Abortion Group Ad

    09/15/2004 8:51:51 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 214 replies · 2,318+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Wed, Sep 15, 2004
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court declined Tuesday to allow a Wisconsin anti-abortion group to run political ads this fall that criticize Democrats. Wisconsin Right to Life had sought to run radio and television ads that mention Sen. Russell Feingold, a Wisconsin Democrat up for re-election, despite a campaign finance law's restrictions on election-time political commercials. Feingold is also a co-author of the campaign law. A lower court last month ruled the ads were illegal, but the Wisconsin group asked Chief Justice William Rehnquist to grant an injunction allowing the ads to air pending an appeal. The group contends the ads...
  • FBI tactics chilling political speech

    08/27/2004 4:22:08 PM PDT · by Mopey · 16 replies · 486+ views
    CNN / FindLaw ^ | August 27, 2004 | Bob Barr
    <p>As the New York Times has reported, in an October 2003 memorandum to law enforcement agencies, the FBI expressed concern over the that marches and rallies in Washington might become "violent, destructive, or disruptive."</p> <p>In the memo, law enforcement agencies at all levels of government are warned to be aware of "possible indicators of protest activity."</p>
  • Kerry responds to latest ad

    08/20/2004 3:24:39 PM PDT · by Smogger · 292 replies · 13,399+ views
    Newswire ^ | 8/20/2004 | Kerry Camp
    8/20/2004 5:16:00 PM -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- To: National Desk, Political Reporter Contact: Chad Clanton or Phil Singer, both of Kerry-Edwards 2004, 202-464-2800; Web: http://www.johnkerry.com WASHINGTON, Aug. 20 /U.S. Newswire/ -- Kerry-Edwards campaign spokesman Chad Clanton released the following statement today about the new Swift Boat Veterans for Bush ad: "This is another ad from a front group funded by Bush allies that is trying to smear John Kerry. The newest ad takes Kerry's testimony out of context, editing what he said to distort the facts. He testified as a 27 year-old Vietnam veteran. He opposed a war that, at that point, cost...
  • Harris County (Houston, TX) must remove Bible displayed at courthouse

    08/10/2004 2:21:41 PM PDT · by truthandlife · 102 replies · 2,295+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 8/10/04 | RAD SALLEE
    .S. District Judge Sim Lake ruled today that a Bible displayed in a monument outside the Harris County Civil Courts Building must be removed within 10 days and that the county must pay $41,000 in court costs and attorney fees. Real estate broker and attorney Kay Staley sued the county in federal court to have the monument removed, contending the display violates the First Amendment ban on an establishment of religion. The King James Bible rests under glass inside a 4-foot stone monument on the west side of the Civil Courthouse, 301 Fannin. The monument was constructed with private funds...
  • S.F. Human Rights Panel raps police group for promoting Michael Savage tickets

    08/07/2004 9:37:58 PM PDT · by churchillbuff · 15 replies · 769+ views
    Intellectual Conservative.com ^ | Aug. 5, 04 | Michael Nevin, Jr.
    The San Francisco Human Rights Commission chastised the Police Officers' Association for promoting tickets to the Michael Savage Uncensored event this past May. In a letter from the San Francisco Human Rights Commission to San Francisco Police Officers’ Association (POA) President Gary Delagnes, the commission chastised the association for promoting tickets to its membership offered by radio station KNEW to the “Michael Savage Uncensored” event this past May. The POA, representing labor interests of dues-paying cops (not the city or police department), was taken to task for accepting tickets from the radio station for an event that the commission finds...
  • Kerry/Edwards lawyers warn TV stations over Swift Boat ad

    08/05/2004 12:01:48 PM PDT · by mcg1969 · 758 replies · 28,068+ views
    Rush ^ | August 5, 2004 | unknown
    In Rush's closing segment he said that he just received a story or document saying that lawyers for both the Kerry and Edwards teams were sending out letters to TV stations warning them about showing the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth advertisement!
  • Trooper kicks pro-lifer out of state

    08/05/2004 4:41:52 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 52 replies · 1,412+ views
    WND ^ | August 5, 2004 | WND
    Thursday, August 5, 2004 MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH Trooper kicks pro-lifer out of state Abortion images on truck barred, detainee called 'Jesus freak' Posted: August 5, 2004 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 WorldNetDaily.com Two pro-life advocates have filed a federal lawsuit claiming one was berated as a "Jesus freak" and "extremist" and the other kicked out of Connecticut by state troopers because of their provocative anti-abortion signs. After five days in Boston to demonstrate at the Democratic convention, Michael Marcavage and Dennis Green were driving a truck with panels that display large photographs of aborted children when they were...
  • No Smoking in Movies?

    05/13/2004 6:42:49 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 38 replies · 627+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 5/13/04 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Chief movie lobbyist Jack Valenti defended smoking in Hollywood films, but senators insisted the industry must do more to stop the practice. "I don't believe that whatever the director does ought to incite the intervention of the government in any form," Valenti, head of the Motion Picture Association of America, told a Senate Commerce Committee hearing yesterday. "I've got to tell you I believe it is his right to tell the story as he chooses to tell it." Some lawmakers were dissatisfied by his answers. A study last year found that teens who watch movies with smoking in...