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  • How Government Stifled Reason's Free Speech

    06/19/2015 4:01:27 PM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 8 replies
    reason.com ^ | 6/19/2015 | Nick Gillespie & Matt Welch
    For the past two weeks, Reason, a magazine dedicated to "Free Minds and Free Markets," has been barred by an order from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York from speaking publicly about a grand jury subpoena that court sent to Reason.com. The subpoena demanded the records of six people who left hyperbolic comments at the website about the federal judge who oversaw the controversial conviction of Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht. Shortly after the subpoena was issued, the government issued a gag order prohibiting Reason not only from discussing the matter but even acknowledging the...
  • Freedom of speech???

    03/02/2017 2:06:07 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 12 replies
    Independent Jlurnal Review ^ | 3/2/2017 | Benny Johson
    You even mentioned Kellyanne and the picture on the sofa. But I really just want to know what was going on there, because, I won't tell anybody. And you can just explain to me that — that circumstance, because she really looked kind of familiar there in that position there. But don't answer. And I don't want you to refer back to the ’90s.
  • Student Government Gives $1,000 to Leftist Group that Physically Attacked Conservative Students

    02/20/2017 12:23:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    The College Fix ^ | February 16, 2017 | Kaitlynn Critchfield - West Virginia University
    West Virginia UniversityÂ’s student government has approved funding for a leftist student group whose leader was recorded physically attacking members of a conservative group three weeks ago.The Left Alliance had also told the Turning Point USA chapter to leave its Jan. 25 meeting, a possible violation of the code for registered student organizations.Though the universityÂ’s Office of Student Conduct investigated Kelley DenhamÂ’s recorded aggression toward the conservative students and interviewed the parties, nothing public has come of it, leaving the Left AllianceÂ’s campus status intact.The group proceeded to apply for a $1,000 grant from the Student Government Association, which would...
  • UC Berkeley police shift to safety over force at protests

    02/11/2017 3:04:20 PM PST · by artichokegrower · 21 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | February 11, 2017 | Nanette Asimov
    The most forceful action by UC Berkeley police recently against hordes of demonstrators protesting a campus appearance by right-wing agitator Milo Yiannopoulos was to shoot pepper-and-paint balls at them from a distance. Compared with past demonstrations, campus police in this case were positively kind
  • The Tyrant in the Room

    02/07/2017 1:27:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 7, 2017 | Tom Trinko
    The violent riots on college campuses designed to shut down free speech are simply the latest sign of the elephant in the room: modern liberals are fascist tyrants at heart who reject democracy, free speech, and pretty much everything else in the Constitution. They are not patriots with a different vision of democracy, but traitors who want to remake America into a one-party state where the government rules the people. That may sound harsh, but recall that liberals vilified Donald Trump when they thought he might reject the results of the election because of voter fraud. Yet now those same...
  • Pulpit Freedom Hasn’t Existed in America Since 1954

    08/17/2016 7:47:15 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 21 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | August 17, 2016 | 10:48 AM EDT | Erik Stanley, “Alliance Defending Freedom”
    While it’s perfectly okay for people to have different opinions about what churches should say from the pulpit, especially with regard to politics, what’s not okay is for the federal government—rather than congregations themselves—to be in charge of what is said. And it won’t do to dangle the threat of taxing the church if it won’t comply. That’s why the Johnson Amendment has to go. The Tax Code’s restriction on political speech by non-profit organizations is popularly known as the Johnson Amendment, named after its sponsor, Lyndon Johnson, who maneuvered the levers of senatorial power to insert the provision into...
  • Preacher Locked Up for Hate Crime After Quoting the Bible to Gay Teenager

    02/05/2017 6:13:38 PM PST · by marshmallow · 28 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 2/5/17 | Telegraph Reporters
    A Christian evangelist was accused of a hate crime and locked up in a cell after preaching from the Bible to a gay teenager. Gordon Larmour, 42, was charged by police after telling the story of Adam and Eve to a 19-year-old who asked him about God’s views on homosexuality. The street preacher referred to the Book of Genesis and stated that God created Adam and Eve to produce children. Within minutes he was frogmarched to a police van, accused of threatening or abusive behaviour 'aggravated by prejudice relating to sexual orientation' - despite not swearing or using any form...
  • Dem Congresswoman Calls Violent Riots at Berkeley a ‘Beautiful Sight’ (w/video)

    02/05/2017 7:07:33 AM PST · by Hadean · 81 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 3, 2017 | Madeleine Weast
    Democratic Rep. Val Demings (Fla.) said on Thursday that the violent riots that took place at the University of California, Berkley the prior night were a "beautiful sight." Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, a vocal Donald Trump supporter, was scheduled to speak at UC Berkley on Wednesday night, but the event had to be canceled due to violent protests from students and other activists. "The university said fires were set, including one caused by a firebomb that ignited a generator-powered spotlight, and commercial-grade fireworks were thrown at police," NBC News reported of the riots. One witness reported seeing a large crowd yelling "No Trump,...
  • Masked UC Berkeley Rioter Exposed As A University Staff Member!

    <p>File this under the “Things I’m Not Shocked to See” category. As it turns out, one of the “antifa” attackers from the Milo Yiannpoulos event in California the other night has been identified. Not only that, he draws a paycheck from the UC Berkeley administration. Shocking, I know. Well, at least one thing is surprising: that he’s this fucking stupid.</p>
  • Protesters storm NYU over conservative speaker’s seminar

    02/02/2017 7:27:45 PM PST · by OddLane · 54 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 2, 2017 | Chris Perez and Gina Daidone
    The NYPD was out in full-force at NYU on Thursday night as protesters gathered to voice their disgust with conservative actor and Vice Media co-founder Gavin McInnes, who was inside holding a seminar for the school’s College Republicans. “Just saw 4 vans of cops unload outside of the NYU Anti-Fa protest of Gavin McInnes’ talk,” Jason Miller tweeted at around 7 p.m. Thursday...
  • Disgusting! More than 100 Berkeley faculty signed petition to prevent Milo from speaking!

    02/02/2017 11:13:23 PM PST · by grundle · 23 replies
    wordpress ^ | February 3, 2017 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Disgusting! More than 100 UC Berkeley faculty signed a petition to prevent Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking! More than 100 UC Berkeley faculty members signed a petition to prevent Milo Yiannopoulos from speaking.This is absolutely disgusting.They ought to be ashamed of themselves.Here is the petition and the faculty members who signed it. (The document continues after the first set of signatures, and there are other signatures after that first set.)
  • Protests and Attacks Cut Gavin McInnes’s Speech Short

    02/02/2017 9:08:58 PM PST · by Mozilla · 39 replies
    Washington Square News ^ | 2/2/17 | Natasha Roy, Jemima McEvoy, Sayer Devlin, and Diamond Naga Siu
    Gavin McInnes spoke for only three minutes without interruption until the jeers started. He exited the Rosenthal Pavilion in the Kimmel Center for University Life 20 minutes after he took to the podium and was escorted from a mixed room of jeering students and fans — once he was in the back, McInnes decided to leave the premise immediately. NYPD and NYU Public Safety Officers secured the interior and exterior of the building, and even before entering the building, McInnes was attacked with pepper spray and was promptly treated by EMT after security and university officials waited outside the Kimmel...
  • FBI Allegedly Investigating Mayor of Berkeley.. For Inciting Riot And Ordering Police to Stand Down

    02/02/2017 9:46:17 PM PST · by george76 · 179 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | Feb 2, 2017 | ZeroPointNow
    FBI Allegedly Investigating Mayor of Berkeley, CA For Inciting Riot And Ordering Police to Stand Down - CNN Doing Damage Control. ( Full title ). Last night, domestic terrorists on the UC Berkeley campus successfully barred conservative gay Jew Milo Yinnopoulos from expressing his opinion, after Antifa-incited riots closed down a speaking engagement. CNN - by the way, is in full propaganda damage control mode over this ... As fires raged and Trump supporters were assaulted with shovels and pepper spray by masked anarchists, the mayor of Berkeley, CA, Jesse Arreguin, allegedly ordered SWAT and campus police to stand down....
  • Milo Trying To Speak At Berkley - Huge Lib Protests - Live FOX Now

    02/01/2017 7:03:16 PM PST · by Strac6 · 81 replies
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  • Was CIA Director Brennan's 1976 Vote for a Communist Just a Youthful Indiscretion?

    01/15/2017 10:00:32 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 42 replies
    The New American ^ | 26 September 2016 | Bob Adelmann
    During a panel discussion Thursday at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s annual conference, CIA Director John Brennan was trying to make the point that just because an individual has an “activist” background, that wouldn’t, or shouldn’t, keep him from working for the federal government in sensitive positions. After all, he said, the CIA hired him even after he admitted voting for a communist in the 1976 presidential elections.In 1980, Brennan was trying to obtain a top security clearance for the Central Intelligence Agency, and part of the process involved taking a lie detector test. He was asked: “Have you ever...
  • Critics Threaten Boycotts Of Simon & Schuster Over Milo Yiannopoulos Book Deal

    01/03/2017 7:55:48 PM PST · by Mandingo Conservative · 29 replies
    Huff Post ^ | 12/30/2016 | C. Fallon
    After Milo Yiannopoulos, former Twitter creep and current editor at the notorious alt-right news platform Breitbart that is favored by white nationalists, announced yesterday he’d signed a $250,000 book deal with Simon & Schuster’s conservative Threshold imprint, the backlash was immediate.
  • German cop faces criminal charges for calling Angela Merkel 'insane'

    12/25/2016 9:39:55 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 53 replies
    Sunday Express (UK) ^ | 15:59, Fri, Dec 23, 2016 | Tom Parfitt
    A German police officer is facing criminal proceedings after he allegedly branded Chancellor Angela Merkel “insane”. The officer, from the western city of Solingen, could be fined three months’ wages if found guilty of slander. He is said to have made the comments at an event held by the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party earlier this month. …
  • Archbishop appeals to Francois Hollande over Bill to ban pro-life websites

    12/01/2016 2:45:29 PM PST · by Petrosius · 8 replies
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | December 1, 2016
    Archbishop said the Bill questioned the foundations of liberty in France The president of the French bishops’ conference has written to President Francois Hollande to express his worries about fast-tracked legislation that would extend illegal interference on abortions to websites. Archbishop Georges Pontier of Marseille said the bishops think the legislation questions the very foundations of liberties in France, and he urged Hollande to not allow the bill’s passage. The archbishop said the idea of illegal digital interference could have an impact on a woman’s decision to get an abortion. Referring to the oft-used French expression for abortion – “voluntary...
  • General Mattis' Appointment Raises Free Speech Concerns

    07/13/2010 8:29:28 AM PDT · by John R. Guardiano · 11 replies
    NewsReal Blog ^ | July 10, 2010 | John R. Guardiano
    The appointment of Marine Corps General James N. Mattis to head up Central Command (CENTCOM) is, of course, very good news. Mattis, after all, may well be America’s greatest living general. He certainly is one of the most intellectually formidable advocates of counterinsurgency warfare. However, Mattis’ appointment –- or, to be more precise, the reaction to his appointment amongst reporters and by the Pentagon leadership — raises troubling doubts about whether the American elite understand and are committed to free speech. I say this for two reasons: First because the Pentagon has imposed new and more restrictive rules on military...
  • LifeSiteNews uncovers NARAL’s 7-point plan to destroy crisis pregnancy centers

    01/13/2015 5:41:16 PM PST · by Morgana · 9 replies
    LIFE SITE NWS ^ | Jan 13, 2015 | Ben Johnson
    Documents obtained by LifeSiteNews.com uncover a disturbing pattern of public officials colluding with NARAL to hinder the efforts of pro-life pregnancy care centers. But the greatest find is on pages 5-7 of the exchange: A two-page document, on official letterhead, revealing NARAL's seven-point plan to harass CPCs. LifeSiteNews filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with Montgomery County, Maryland, to obtain the e-mails, which can be read in their entirety here. At the time, county officials were locked in a legal battle with Centro Tepeyac Silver Spring Women's Center, which they had targeted with an ordinance forcing the pro-life...