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  • Free Speech Triumphs at the University of Michigan

    11/07/2019 5:19:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | November 7, 2019 | Ken Blackwell
    In a victory for free speech on college campuses, Speech First, a nonprofit focused on defending the exercise of First Amendment rights, has agreed to a settlement with the University of Michigan that protects students’ free-speech rights and resolves the issues prompting the lawsuit.  This landmark victory for free expression means the University of Michigan can no longer intentionally chill student speech while ignoring the guaranteed protections of the First Amendment. The settlement paves the way for college students who may have been too fearful or too intimidated to express their opinions to finally embrace their free-speech rights and engage in...
  • Judge bans business owners from stating Christian beliefs

    11/02/2019 1:34:04 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 66 replies ^ | 11/2/19 | Bob Unruh
    A federal judge has affirmed a Colorado law that effectively bans business owners from freely expressing in public their religious beliefs about marriage and homosexuality. Colorado was the loser in a similar dispute, the Masterpiece Cakeshop case in which the U.S. Supreme Court ruled the state show "hostility" to the Christian beliefs of Jack Phillips in its handling of his refusal to make a cake for a same-sex wedding. Since then, openly homosexual Democratic Gov. Jared Polis has pursued a gay-rights agenda that includes allowing people to indicate their sex on driver's licenses according to their "gender identity" and banning...
  • Facebook is censoring conservative spreech

    10/31/2019 6:59:32 AM PDT · by ritpg · 25 replies
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  • Why America needs a hate speech law

    10/30/2019 4:36:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 67 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 29, 2019 | Richard Stengel
    When I was a journalist, I loved Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.s assertion that the Constitution and the First Amendment are not just about protecting free thought for those who agree with us but freedom for the thought that we hate. But as a government official traveling around the world championing the virtues of free speech, I came to see how our First Amendment standard is an outlier. Even the most sophisticated Arab diplomats that I dealt with did not understand why the First Amendment allows someone to burn a Koran. Why, they asked me, would you ever want to...
  • House overwhelmingly approves contentious new copyright bill (CASE Act)

    10/27/2019 9:51:03 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 26 replies
    The Verge ^ | Oct 22, 2019, 7:02pm | Makena Kelly
    On Tuesday, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted to approve a measure that would shake up the Copyright Office if it were made into law, creating a small claims court where online content creators can go after their infringers. The Copyright Alternative in Small-Claims Enforcement Act, or the CASE Act for short, was approved by 410-6 vote. Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) introduced the measure last year with the goal of giving graphic artists, photographers, and other content creators a more efficient pathway toward receiving damages if their works are infringed. Under current law, all copyright suits must go through the...
  • Majority of Americans want to change the First Amendment: people want jail time for hate speech

    10/26/2019 4:36:17 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 106 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 25th october 2019 | MATTHEW WRIGHT
    A new poll found that the majority of Americans would like the First Amendment to be rewritten to reflect the current climate - including updates such as being able to punish 'hate speech' and media who publish content that is 'biased, inflammatory, or false.' Of the 1,004 respondents who completed the online study, 51 percent of Millennials (those between the ages of 21-38) felt that hate speech should be against the law. In comparison, some 46 percent of Gen X (ages 39-54) and some 46 percent of Baby Boomers (ages 55-73) felt like hate speech should be against the law....
  • Bozell & Graham Column: Speech Police and Safe Spaces

    10/26/2019 9:09:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 10/26/2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Freedom of speech is in the First Amendment for a reason. Freedom begins with the ability to speak your opinion without fear of censorship or violent reprisal or imprisonment. This is a precious human right, not something that most countries in the world revere like we have. But here in America, free speech is most dangerously under attack in the one place you would not expect: the universities. Dennis Prager and Adam Carolla have created a new documentary on the subject called No Safe Spaces. Prager announces near the outset that a Pew Research Center survey found 49 percent of...
  • The Lefts Dangerous Assault on Free Speech

    10/25/2019 7:57:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 9 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | October 24, 2019 | Arthur Milikh
    Strange days, indeed, when Americas free press opposes free speech. Free speech is killing us, headlined a New York Times op-ed. Its author, New Yorker staff writer Andrew Marantz, argued that hate speech leads to violence. Worse, he claims it can cause totalitarianism and even genocide. To avoid this fate, Marantz says we must rethink the First Amendment, which would include government and private companies striving to limit hate speech. He agrees with a former American Civil Liberties Union official that one day in the not-so-distant future, legal protection of hate speech will seem ridiculous in retrospect. Some governments have...
  • Majority of Americans Want to Scrap First Amendment, Polling Finds; Hate Speech Should Be Outlawed

    10/25/2019 7:57:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 37 replies
    CFS polling results show:51% of Americans think the First Amendment is outdated and should be rewritten. The First Amendment protects your right to free speech, free assembly, and freedom of religion, among other things.48% believe “hate speech” should be illegal. (“Hate speech” is not defined—we left it up to the individual participant.) Of those, about half think the punishment for “hate speech” should include possible jail time, while the rest think it should just be a ticket and a fine.80% don’t actually know what the First Amendment really protects. Those polled believed this statement is true: “The First Amendment allows...
  • Speech Police and 'Safe Spaces'

    10/25/2019 4:26:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | October 25, 2019 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Freedom of speech is in the First Amendment for a reason. Freedom begins with the ability to speak your opinion without fear of censorship or violent reprisal or imprisonment. This is a precious human right, not something that most countries in the world revere like we have. But here in America, free speech is most dangerously under attack in the one place you would not expect: the universities. Dennis Prager and Adam Carolla have created a new documentary on the subject called "No Safe Spaces." Prager announces near the outset that a Pew Research Center survey found 49% of college...
  • Church Concerned that It May be Targeted Over Pro-Life Speech Activities Near Planned Parenthood

    10/19/2019 10:55:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 5 replies
    American Center for Law and Justice ^ | October 6, 2019 | Michelle Terry
    The American Center for Law & Justice represents the Everett, Washington, chapter of The Church at Planned Parenthood. The Church at Planned Parenthood-Everett (TCAPP) is an organization that hosts a gathering of Christians for the worship of God and the corporate prayer for repentance for this nation, repentance for the apathetic church and repentance of our blood guiltiness in this abortion holocaust. In April 2019, TCAPP began holding monthly worship services in Everett, near the Planned Parenthood Everett Health Center. In June, TCAPP was approached by City of Everett law enforcement officers who stated that the City of Everett had...
  • DNC, DHS, FBI, Twitter All Monitoring Beto Is A Furry Meme, Other Disinformation

    10/16/2019 8:54:28 AM PDT · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 43 replies
    Loomer's site ^ | October 16, 2019 | Peter M. D'Abrosca
    According to a Tuesday POLITICO report, there is a massive and coordinated effort on behalf of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), federal law enforcement agencies, and social media outlets like Twitter to monitor and remove disinformation from the internet during the 2020 election cycle. In principle, this effort is an authoritarian effort to control the free flow of information which will almost certainly be used against conservatives on behalf of the leftist political establishment. To wit, the aforementioned organizations, which include the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are working to tackle what they...
  • No Safe Spaces (movie)

    10/14/2019 6:14:35 PM PDT · by Pollard · 6 replies
    No Safe Spaces (movie) ^ | Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager
    SYNOPSIS The First Amendment and the very idea of free speech are under attack in America today. A growing number of Americans don't believe you have the right to speak your mind if what you have to say might offend someone, somewhere. They advocate for "safe spaces" in which people won't be offended by ideas they may find troubling. But is that what America is about? In No Safe Spaces, comedian and podcast king Adam Carolla and radio talk show host Dennis Prager travel the country, talking to experts on the right and left, tour college campuses and examine their...
  • China's Censorship Is Creeping Into America, Blizzard And NBA Bend The Knee To Communist China

    10/09/2019 1:37:40 PM PDT · by ThinkingBuddha · 7 replies ^ | 10/08/2019 | Tim Pool
    China's Censorship Is Creeping Into America, Blizzard And NBA Bend The Knee To Communist China. The big story trending today is that Blizzard, the company behind Hearthstone, has suspended a player and rescinded prize money over his support for the ongoing Hong Kong protests. This comes in the wake of the South Park episode mocking American companies for caving to the censorship demands of China. The news sparked outrage that Americans would have to live under the censorship of China due to market pressure with Marco Rubio issuing a statement stating just that. China uses market influence to exert cultural...
  • Surrendering to SPLC's Lazy Media Lemmings

    10/09/2019 3:40:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | October 9, 2019 | Michelle Malkin
    ACT for America, a nationwide grassroots group that educates the public about radical Islam, was founded in 2007 by my vigilant activist friend and Lebanese Christian immigrant journalist Brigitte Gabriel. I was honored to accept Gabriel's invitation to speak at her organization's annual banquet at Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach, Florida, on Nov. 7. Gabriel has worked tirelessly to expose the Islamic imperialist agenda of the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamic state; barbaric practices of female genital mutilation and honor killings by adherents of sharia; and the whitewashing of violent jihad in American middle school textbooks. Past speakers and honorees at...
  • The NBA Is Just One Of Many American Firms In Thrall To China

    10/08/2019 8:15:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/07/2019 | John Daniel Davidson
    The Chinese Communist Party is using its economic leverage to exploit global corporate power for its own ends, and American firms are helping. We shouldn’t suppose the NBA-China affair is something new or strange. In many ways, it was entirely predictable, right down to the simpering apologies and walk-backs. But we should understand that blow-ups like this are going to happen more frequently unless U.S. policymakers, American consumers, and major corporations work together to reconnect strategic national interests to economic activity.There are two reasons for this. The first is growing Chinese aggression abroad and despotism at home, fueled by Beijing’s...
  • Liberals Hate Free Speech When We Presume To Use It

    10/07/2019 1:39:44 PM PDT · by billorites · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 7, 2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    I have a confession to make: I hate the pseudo-conservative scribblings of David French with the same kind of smoldering loathing I reserve for foot fungus, movies about spunky young women who triumph over the patriarchy, and the music of Maroon 5. With rare exceptions explicable due only to the vagaries of chance, I hate his prose, his premises, his conclusions and his insufferable fussiness. I contend that his writings are fit only to be served up to traitors and terrorists at Gitmo to wring out confessions, and the only thing I enjoy about his terrible, terrible views is that...
  • After 'Hate' Warning, Black Conservative Says Twitter Coming After Trump Supporters

    10/05/2019 7:20:48 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | October 5, 2019 8:25 AM EDT | Alexa Moutevelis Coombs
    Comedian Terrence K. Williams of The Deplorables comedy troupe, pleaded for help Friday amidst fears Twitter was targeting his account for his support of President Trump. A popular blue check conservative with over 600,000 followers, Williams received a legal warning from Twitter right before he was to go to the White Houses Young Black Leadership Summit. A little after 2pm on October 4, Williams tweeted, TWITTERS LEGAL TEAM CONTACTED ME ON THE DAY I GO TO THE WHITE HOUSE! People want to take my account down because I said Schiff Should Resign, called out AOC & I support Pres @realDonaldTrump...
  • New York City Will Fine You for Saying Illegal Alien. Thats an Assault on the Constitution.

    10/04/2019 10:25:17 AM PDT · by yoe · 39 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | Octdober 4, 2019 | Hans von Spakovsky- Patrick Featherston
    The propaganda, surveillance, and censorship of Big Brother in George Orwells novel 1984 has now arrived in New York. The citys Commission on Human Rights recently released new legal enforcement (...Discrimination on the Basis ofImmigration Status and National Origin) guidelines that ban the use of the term illegal alien by employers, housing providers (including hotels), and law enforcement as discriminatory. Violators can be punished with exorbitant and punitive finesup to $250,000 per offense.In other words, the city will now censor and penalize anyone for using the correct legal term that has been used in both federal immigration law and numerous...
  • "Free Speech is Killing Us" Warns New York Times

    10/05/2019 2:33:35 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 51 replies ^ | Fri Oct 4, 2019 | Daniel Greenfield
    President Trump is a threat to the First Amendment, says the New York Times, while repeatedly running op-eds arguing against the First Amendment.Its current masterpiece is, Free Speech is Killing Us. Its innovative argument notes that ideas can lead to violence. Well then, if we're going to stop violence, we have to shut down the flow of ideas until we figure out what's going on here, right?In 2019, this is what the New York Times has come up with. Noxious speech is causing tangible harm. Yet this fact implies a question so uncomfortable that many of us go to great lengths to...