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  • Victims outraged after assault charges dropped against Turkish leader's guards

    03/23/2018 2:30:45 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 5 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 23, 2018
    A woman kicked unconscious by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s security guards a mile and a half from the White House last year says she’s outraged that federal prosecutors quietly dropped charges against the two men accused of assaulting her. “We've shown the world we don’t really care for our citizens,” said Lusik “Lucy” Usoyan, a Yezidi Kurd born in Armenia. “I’m deeply sad about how it’s turning out. It's undermining our institutions and undermining our fundamental rights.” Usoyan was among a small but diverse group protesting Erdogan in May 2017 as he arrived at the Turkish ambassador’s residence following...
  • SAF Hotline to Report Violations of First and Second Amendment at Schools

    03/22/2018 2:25:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten,SAF
    There have been numerous reports of students being bullied, pushed to participate in anti-Second Amendment protests they did not believe in, and of being punished for speaking out.  The Second Amendment Foundation today announced a project to help students who have been harassed, intimidated or bullied for resisting peer pressure to join the wave of protests against guns and the right to keep and bear arms. "A student's First Amendment rights should not be violated because they support the Second Amendment," said SAF founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb. "There have been several reports over the past...
  • School Administration Only Allows One Side of Gun Debate

    03/21/2018 1:38:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 16 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    When political activists are attempting to pass a long-term agenda with emotion and fear, they cannot allow dissent. The emotional narrative they are pushing is fragile. Dissent causes people to think. Thinking causes the narrative to collapse. Andy Dalsin, alone and courageous high school student, stood up to the organized political agenda of the left. He “spoke truth to power”. He was not allowed to protest with others of his school, but was driven off by the school principal, Lonnie Seifert. From, video at link: Dalsin said principal Lonnie Seifert told him to give up a sign that...
  • Democrats Flex Political Muscle to Shut Down NRA Event

    03/15/2018 1:37:26 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 12 March, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    n the United States, politicians are not supposed to be able to prevent the opposition from meeting or speaking.When Progressives dominated the mass media, the left celebrated the First Amendment.  In 1963, the Harvard-Radcliff Democratic Club invited George Wallace to speak, and there were no protests or threats of violence.  Leftists were all for free speech and rights of an assembly when they had little opposition in organs of mass media. Times have changed. The Progressives no longer have an effective monopoly in the media. Now, heavier-handed tactics are resorted to. Democrat politicians in New York pressured a Staten...
  • Tinder Sued By Transgender Woman ... You Won't Let Us In!!!

    03/14/2018 4:18:55 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 74 replies
    A transgender woman is suing Tinder on behalf of other transgender people living in the Portland area, claiming it rejects all transgender people from the dating service. Ariel Hawkins claims in a new lawsuit, obtained by TMZ, a few days ago she edited her profile to disclose that she was a pre-op trans woman. She says Tinder immediately deleted her account. She says the company sent her email saying she violated its terms of service ... but didn't point her to any term and refused to explain the basis for the rejection.
  • California students turn violent during anti-gun rally

    03/14/2018 10:09:29 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | Feb. 26, 2018
    California students arrested after throwing rocks and damaging vehicles during anti-gun walkout. KCRA's Melinda Meza reports.
  • MPD: Student Carrying ‘Trump’ Flag Assaulted Outside School

    03/14/2018 8:49:52 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 19 replies ^ | 3/14/18 | WCCO
    Minneapolis police say no arrests have been made after a student carrying a flag with the word “Trump” on it was assaulted outside of Southwest High School. Police say the altercation happened while students were outside of the building during National School Walkout Day Wednesday morning.
  • Contradiction — Students favor ‘free speech’ and policies that restrict it such as safe spaces

    03/14/2018 8:46:30 PM PDT · by Mafe · 18 replies
    Washington Times ^ | March 14, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    Free speech may not mean what most college students think it means. The majority of college students surveyed in a Gallup/Knight Foundation study said they support free speech and believe it is vital to the health of democracy. Yet droves of students also said they favor policies that restrict free speech such as safe spaces, free speech zones, speech codes and bans on offensive Halloween costumes. Peter Wood, president of the National Association of Scholars, said “the discrepancy between what undergraduate students say they believe and what actions they are willing to take is really breathtaking.” “Students like the ring...
  • Florida lawmakers ban ‘free speech zones’ on college campuses

    03/06/2018 3:11:41 PM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 6, 2018 | Andrew Blake
    Florida lawmakers have passed a bill that eliminates “free speech zones” at public universities and allows schools to be sued for restricting campus protests. The Florida Excellence in Higher Education Act of 2018 passed Monday in the House and Senate by votes of 84-28 and 33-5, respectively, sending it to Governor Rick Scott’s desk where it awaits his approval. Introduced by state Rep. Bob Rommel, Naples Republican, the bill contains a provision that prohibits public universities from establishing so-called “free speech zones” and instead designates generally all outdoor campus areas as “traditional public forums,” effectively keeping colleges from restricting protest...
  • The First Amendment Is In Far Greater Danger Than The Second

    03/01/2018 6:28:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | March 1, 2018 | Frank Cannon
    Our nation’s elites are waging war on the American people, wielding the institutions they’ve spent several decades capturing to punish those who disagree with their preferred positions and to deny them the ability to speak publicly, all in an effort to stifle free and open debate. And no, this isn’t a George Orwell novel — this is the United States of America.While many still mistakenly view our political arena as a skirmish between “liberals” and “conservatives”, it would be more accurate to describe it as an all-out war between “elitists” and “populists”. As my late friend Jeff Bell argued in...
  • The first rule of seeing Barack Obama in Boston is don’t talk about seeing Barack Obama in Boston

    02/26/2018 10:25:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 62 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 23, 2018 | Steve Annear
    Thanks, Obama. The former president appeared at a sports analytics conference hosted by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Friday. But if you were not an attendee at the event, don’t expect to hear much about what Barack Obama shared. Officials managing the 12th annual MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center put strict rules in place that extended beyond barring the media from divulging Obama’s insights. An e-mail sent to those heading to the venue for the “conversation with Obama” read like a line from the movie “Fight Club”: The first rule of seeing the...
  • Booker, Gillibrand Want to Stymie Special Interest Spending, Except Labor and Ideological Groups

    02/24/2018 5:43:46 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 10 replies
    freebeacon ^ | February 24, 2018 | Haris Alic
    Senators Cory Booker (N.J.) and Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.), who top the list of potential Democratic challengers to President Donald Trump in 2020, both announced last week that they would forgo accepting donations from corporate PACs in an effort to cure the corrosive effect they say special interest spending has had on the political system. But neither extended their pledge to labor unions and ideological groups. Gillibrand made her pledge last week. It was quickly followed by Booker, who, echoing Gillibrand, said the "campaign finance system is broken." Neither's pledge to stymie outside spending, however, extended to labor unions and ideological...
  • An Open Letter to the Montana Legislature

    02/21/2018 9:11:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | February 22, 2018 | Mike Adams
    Dear Montana Representatives:On February 13th, I had the opportunity to speak in Dennison Theater at the University of Montana (UM). Events leading to the speech as well as events occurring during the speech made it clear that the Montana legislature must act to restore respect for freedom of speech on its publicly funded university campuses. I write today to ask that you pass specific free speech legislation we have already adopted in my home State of North Carolina.Prior to my speech, in a bizarre statement to the entire university community, UM president Seth Bodnar stated, “Ours is a university driven...
  • Supreme Court to decide whether mandatory union dues violate First Amendment rights

    02/19/2018 5:04:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | February 19, 2018 | Alex Swoyer
    When Mark Janus got his first paycheck working as a child support specialist for the state of Illinois in 2007, he was stunned to see a nearly $50 deduction for union dues. He had worked for the state in the 1980s and didn’t remember anything like it. “I’m going like, ‘I’m not a member of the union. What’s going on here?’” he said. Worse yet was where he saw the union dues going, such as to efforts demanding wage increases at a time when Illinois was struggling with a crippling pension debt. Now Mr. Janus is taking his case to...
  • North Carolina mom begins serving jail sentence for baptizing daughter

    02/17/2018 3:36:18 PM PST · by kevcol · 85 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 17, 2018 |
    A North Carolina mom started serving a week-long jail sentence for having her daughter baptized, according to reports. The 2016 baptism at St. Peter’s Catholic Church when the girl was 2 years old defied a judge’s order in a custody battle between unmarried couple, Kendra Stocks and Paul Schaaf, who are no longer together.
  • Is America having second thoughts about free speech?

    02/11/2018 6:40:12 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 41 replies
    The Week ^ | February 11, 2018 | Damon Linker
    The free speech wars are getting worse, but it seems that none of the warring factions quite grasp the character of the dispute — or precisely what's at stake. At the figurative center of the clash is the norm of near-absolute freedom of speech and expression, which its defenders like to treat as the American default. A number of ideological challenges have arisen in recent years to overturn this norm. On many college campuses, groups of left-leaning students insist that free speech should be conditional on speakers adhering to explicit standards of diversity and avoiding the infliction of emotional harm...
  • Supreme Court's conservatives appear set to strike down union fees on free-speech grounds

    02/08/2018 7:01:41 PM PST · by SpeedyInTexas · 78 replies
    LA Times ^ | 2/8/2018 | David G. Savage
    Paying union dues and baking a wedding cake may not seem like classic examples of free speech—except perhaps at the Supreme Court. This year, the high court is poised to announce its most significant expansion of the 1st Amendment since the Citizens United decision in 2010, which struck down laws that limited campaign spending by corporations, unions and the very wealthy.
  • Scarborough: Government Should Force Facebook to Report Republican “Lies”

    02/08/2018 5:10:01 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 53 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough wants a “regulation” to be adopted that would force Facebook to inform readers of “lies” contained in Republican Facebook posts. Said Scarborough on today's Morning Joe: “As we’re talking about how 55% of Americans get their news from Facebook, and we talk about regulations that need to be put in place, there should be a threshold where they have to send out a blast to every Facebook subscriber that got these false stories [from Republicans] that the story they got was a lie.” Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Following release of House memo, FBI director says 'talk is cheap' in letter to bureau

    02/02/2018 6:26:12 PM PST · by familyop · 79 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 2, 2018 | Elizabeth Zwirz
    FBI Director Christopher Wray reportedly sent a letter of support to his employees at the bureau on Friday following the release of the much-hyped FISA memo, Business Insider reported. In the letter, released Friday evening by a BBC reporter, Wray attempted to rally his team by reminding its members that the work they do is important and “will always matter more” than what goes on in the press.
  • Antifa Group Leader Yvette Felarca Loses Lawsuit, Has To Pay Up

    01/06/2018 2:57:32 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 22 replies
    BlueLivesMatter ^ | 6 January 2018 | HollyMatkin
    The court determined that Antifa leader Yvette Felarca's legal claim "was not brought in good faith." Hayward, CA – Antifa leader and middle school teacher Yvette Felarca was ordered to pay over $11,000 in damages to former Berkeley College Republicans President Troy Worden on Thursday, following an Alameda County Superior Court ruling. Felarca, a national organizer for antifa-aligned group By Any Means Necessary (BAMN), filed a civil harassment restraining order against Worden in September, 2017, and alleged that he stalked her by appearing at BAMN events, the San Francisco Gate reported. BAMN also led protests against conservative speakers who came...