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  • "Caliphate Conference" Seeks to Islamize Europe, U.S.

    02/21/2012 10:07:15 PM PST · by george76 · 30 replies
    Stonegate Institute ^ | February 21, 2012 | Soeren Kern
    The explicit aim of the Istanbul Process -- currently backed by the Obama administration -- is to make it an international crime to criticize Islam. A Muslim fundamentalist group is organizing a conference focused on turning Austria and other European countries into Islamic states. The "Caliphate Conference 2012" will be held on March 10 in the Austrian town of Vösendorf, situated just south of Vienna. The main theme of the event will be "The Caliphate: The State Model of the Future." The conference is being organized by Hizb ut-Tahrir [Party of Liberation], a pan-Islamic extremist group that seeks to establish...
  • What To Do When Savages Disrupt Your Lecture

    05/25/2016 10:51:30 AM PDT · by OddLane · 23 replies
    Tom Woods Show ^ | May 25, 2016 | Tom Woods
    Well, it happened again. Except this time, it was even worse. Last night our old friend Milo Yiannopoulos had his speech at DePaul University disrupted by a couple delicate flowers. I myself spoke at DePaul back around 2007, and even then there was a threat of protest, after a leftist professor (who had zero publications of significance, you’ll be astonished to learn) wrote a column in the student newspaper accusing me of being a “white supremacist” — which in non-hysterical language simply meant I was to the right of Bob Dole. I was ready for them, believe me, but none...
  • Life’s Too Short For Fascists

    05/25/2016 6:20:42 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 9 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-25-2016 | MOTUS
    It’s a classic example of hell-bound good intentions. I’m not going to go as far as George Carlin butt I will say that this whole mess started when progressives started to idolize children. First we had childproof caps, child restraints, child car seats and helmets for everything. It grew into grief counselors at school – initially on an ad hoc basis to deal with the unexpected death of a schoolmate because their kids parents couldn’t be expected to handle that, due to their own grief. Butt once the school budgets expanded to include full time on-staff counselors it became de rigueur...
  • The Constitution Is My Speech Permit

    05/20/2016 5:22:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2016 | Mike Adams
    My former attorneys at the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) recently filed a lawsuit they never should have had to file. In the suit, they are representing a Christian student group at North Carolina State University (NCSU). At issue is an NCSU policy requiring a permit for any kind of student speech or communication anywhere on campus. This policy is a direct affront to the First Amendment, which is the only permit needed to speak on a public university campus. The policy itself is outrageous. To make matters worse, NCSU only selectively enforces the policy as they did against the plaintiffs,...
  • Inspired by Trump, new Arizona law redefines free speech

    05/17/2016 1:23:24 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 49 replies
    CS Monitor ^ | May 17, 2016 | Ben Rosen
    The Arizona law increases penalties against protesters who block access to a political rally. Is blocking access to a political event a political statement in itself? In a Phoenix suburb in March, protesters parked about two-dozen cars in the middle of the highway to stop drivers on their way to an outdoor rally for Donald Trump and Joe Arpaio, the controversial Arizona sheriff. With posters that read "Dump Trump" and "Must Stop Trump," the protesters, in one sense, acted on their right to demonstrate against the Republican frontrunner and the sheriff who was sanctioned for refusing a judge's order to...
  • The University of Oregon employs thought police who hired themselves

    05/12/2016 8:54:58 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 5/12/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    The University of Oregon is sorely in need of an enema. It has become filled with the worst kind of social excrement a university can accumulate. It has descended into a state of perpetual readiness to root out and destroy any vestige of speech and thought that might even slightly deviate from liberal orthodoxy. When any member of the school’s cozy little community alleges that she/he has been offended, the speech warriors of the U of O’s Bias Response Team (BRT) spring into action. No complaint is too petty for these civil servants that have invented their own lifetime jobs....
  • Man arrested after teaching girlfriend’s pug to perform Nazi salute

    05/10/2016 7:48:51 PM PDT · by mac_truck · 42 replies
    RT ^ | 5/10/2016 | staff
    A Scottish man who filmed his girlfriend’s dog performing a Nazi salute has been arrested by the police and could face hate crime charges. Markus Meechan, 28, from North Lanarkshire, was remanded in custody on suspicion of publishing offensive material online. Meechan uploaded a video to Youtube which allegedly shows a pug making the Nazi salute and watching videos of Hitler. He has since apologized for causing offense and claims the video was a prank to annoy his girlfriend.
  • Senator Patrick Leahy deserves an Oscar

    04/12/2014 8:23:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 12, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    It’s not often that a U.S. government agency gets caught red-handed abiding by its charter and performing its publicly-avowed and legislatively-approved duties. But last week the AP "broke" a long and breathless story from Havana that nailed the USAID (United States Agency for International Development) for just that. In their own words, "a secret plan aimed at undermining Cuba’s communist government," was courageously exposed by the AP’s intrepid Havana bureau. Such is the magnitude of the scandal that a red-faced and snarling Senator Patrick Leahy is now chairing hearings on Capitol Hill where he grills USAID director Rajiv Shah on...
  • Is online free speech under attack?

    05/09/2016 6:53:33 AM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/9/16 | Rudy Takala
    Regulators in Washington are showing increasing interest in tightening rules on political speech on the web, arguing that the dissonant voices enabled by "new media" have become too influential. If that effort is successful, experts wonder whether it could impact more traditional media as well, especially in how it relates to conservatives. "The best example we can give is going back a few years to when the [Federal Communications Commission] was looking at trying to silence talk radio, which was obviously a realm of conservatism," said Drew Johnson, executive director of the nonprofit group "Protect Internet Freedom." He was referring...
  • Trump knocks "disgraceful" comment from Cruz's dad

    05/03/2016 6:32:28 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 3, 2016 | Jesse Byrnes
    Donald Trump on Tuesday slammed "disgraceful" comments from the father of his Republican presidential rival, Ted Cruz, who called on Christians to support his son in the Indiana primary.
  • 2016 05 01 John Haller's Prophecy Update "Attack on Free Speech - Israel Imperiled" (video)

    05/01/2016 1:06:46 PM PDT · by Lera · 8 replies
    Fellowship Bible Chapel ^ | May 1, 2016 | John Haller
    With pages seemingly taken out of George Orwell's book "1984" attacks on the First Amendment protection of Free Speech. Orwell's warning portrays a state in which government monitors, controls and regulates every aspect of human life to the extent that even having a contradictory thought is against the law. By the end of this update, one might reasonably conclude that we are on the precipice of just such a society. The concept of free speech and different views and opinions is a foundation of our land as envisioned by the Forefathers. However, it is clear from recent developments that the...
  • WATCH: 30 Mins of Pure, Unadulterated Mark Steyn Defending Free Speech/Dominating Climate Crybullies

    04/26/2016 7:16:58 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 18 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | 4/25/16 | The New Criterion
    For the New Criterion, Ben Weingarten, commentator and Founder & CEO of ChangeUp Media sits down with Mark Steyn, international bestselling author, political pundit, cultural critic and hardened climate change dissenter Mark Steyn for an in-depth interview. During their discussion, Weingarten and Steyn discuss the chilling of free speech by the climate alarmists and their enablers in the political and legal system, the stakes of the defamation suit filed against Steyn by climate scientist Dr. Michael E. Mann over a critical blog post, why it is the scientific community that resembles a racket rather than demonized “Big Oil,” the misogyny...
  • The Science ISN'T Settled: A Response to the Climate Change Crybullies (Feat. Mark Steyn)

    04/26/2016 6:38:08 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 10 replies
    The New Criterion ^ | 4/25/16 | The New Criterion
    In the face of a monolithically climate alarmist academia, media and government, several courageous individuals are working to unsettle the purportedly “settled science” of climate change, arguing that carbon dioxide atmospheric enrichment provides manifold benefits for mankind, that flawed economic models are being used to justify anti-capitalist and destructive public policies, that mild warming of the planet ought to be celebrated and fighting back courageously against those who wish to chill free speech by using the law to litigate science. This is their story. Featured speakers include Mark Steyn, international bestselling author and commentator, Dr. Craig Idso, Founder Former President...
  • A Political Attack On Free Speech And Privacy Thwarted -- For Now

    04/25/2016 2:18:34 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 5 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 25, 2016 | George Leef
    <p>Most “Progressives” believe that opposition to their plans for a government with the power to create the perfect society is essentially illegitimate. Therefore, they seldom hesitate to use any means they can to delegitimize, defund, and defeat conservatives and libertarians. For many, the weapon of choice is to misuse the law, turning it into a sword that can be used to cut down the opposition.</p>
  • A Christian Doctor Was Fired for the Most Frightening, Orwellian Reason You Can Imagine

    04/25/2016 10:18:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04/25/2016 | Tyler O'Neil
    A black doctor who was fired for supposedly inflammatory sermons unrelated to his medical work filed a lawsuit against the state of Georgia on Wednesday, claiming religious discrimination. This is particularly ironic, considering the governor of that state recently vetoed a religious liberty bill.Dr. Eric Walsh previously served on President Obama's Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, was a board member of the Latino Health Collaborative, and started California's first city-run dental clinic for low-income families dealing with AIDS. Nevertheless, Walsh was fired only one week after being hired by Georgia's Department of Public Health. Right before Walsh was terminated, the...
  • Climate Alarmism and the Muzzling of Independent Science(erf day alert)

    04/21/2016 7:10:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/21/2016 | Ari Halperin
    This Friday (Earth Day and Lenin’s Birthday) President Obama will sign the Paris Agreement, supposedly to control global climate. Last week, the attorney general of a tax shelter – the US Virgin Islands -- subpoenaed the Competitive Enterprise Institute. This was part of a campaign to intimidate climate realists and to shake down, and possibly shut down, the energy industry. The campaign was launched by a number of Democrat Attorneys General and Al Gore, colluding with trial lawyers and other special interests, under the guise of investigating ExxonMobil. As bizarre as these moves are, they are just an escalation of...
  • Planned Parenthood protests causing concern in Circleville (Ohio)

    04/21/2016 3:22:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 3 replies
    abc6onyourside.com ^ | April 19, 2016 | LU ANN STOIA
    CIRCLEVILLE, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) -- Police were called to a protest at a Planned Parenthood clinic on Lewis Avenue and Court Streets. Anti-abortion demonstrators have been permitted for protesting there for months, but when pro-choice activists showed up last week without a permit, city leaders reminded them of an ordinance that requires a permit. Some anti-abortion protesters put graphic signs near the clinic which offended one mother of a five-year old boy who lives across the street. Angela Shaw-Gellerson said there's no need to get ugly and complained to police about the move from a side-street to in front of her...
  • Charge: FEC Dems would ban Drudge, NYT, free media on election eve

    04/19/2016 5:08:58 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/18/16 | Paul Bedard
    The war between Republicans and Democrats on the politically splintered Federal Election Commission flared late Monday when a Republican commissioner and former chairman charged that the panel's Democrats want to regulate the press and end free election media. The moves by Democrats "signal an active regulatory effort within the agency, caution press organizations to look over their shoulders, and chill the free exercise of press activity," said Republican Lee E. Goodman in a statement on a recent FEC split vote.
  • Obama IRS Corruption Update (Weekly Update)

    04/16/2016 10:40:36 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 10 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 15, 2016 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch & Allied Educational Foundation to Supreme Court: Protect the Laws that Keep Public Officials Honest Defending the First Amendment against the Obama IRS Only 3 U.S. Airports Require Employee Security Checks JW Gets Props in The Wall Street JournalJudicial Watch & Allied Educational Foundation to Supreme Court: Protect the Laws that Keep Public Officials Honest With a notorious Democrat in the White House, it bears repeating that there are corrupt politicians in both the Republican and Democrat parties. The “corruption caucus” in the political world is both bipartisan and growing. True to our non-partisan educational mission, we...
  • Merkel allows prosecution of German comedian who mocked Turkish president

    04/15/2016 7:41:37 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 43 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | April 15 at 9:30 AM | Rick Noack
    Merkel allows prosecution of German comedian who mocked Turkish president By Rick Noack April 15 at 9:30 AM German Chancellor Angela Merkel has cleared the way for the prosecution of German comedian Jan Böhmermann, whose poem mocking Turkey's president has become the centerpiece of a clash between Germany's free-speech traditions and the government's efforts to safeguard its important relations with Turkey. In a news conference Friday, Merkel emphasized that it will now be up to German courts to decide whether Böhmermann is guilty of insulting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. But critics — including members of her own government —...
  • [April 6, 2016] BERLIN POLICE CRACK DOWN ON FAR-RIGHT HATE POSTINGS

    04/15/2016 8:32:39 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 51 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 6, 2016 | AP
    <p>BERLIN (AP) -- Berlin police say they've raided 10 residences in the German capital in a crackdown against far-right hate speech on social media.</p>
  • America's Islamist Extremist

    04/11/2016 9:52:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Armstrong Williams
    As we have seen from recent events in Paris, Brussels and all across the world, terrorism is not an obscure phenomenon that only impacts the Middle East. And no longer can Americans ignore the threat of terrorism as primarily a European problem. Although attacks in the United States are less frequent due, in part, to our distance from the region, increasingly, leaders associated with terrorist groups are now finding their way onto American soil. Not only must we be concerned about terrorist cells hiding in communities around the United States, but we now also have to worry about domestic Muslim...
  • So I Guess It’s Open Season On Democrat Allies, Right?

    04/11/2016 5:12:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    I was super excited to find out about a bunch of liberal state attorneys general aping the Obama administration’s use of government power to persecute their political enemies. This thrilling development is awesome because it gives us conservatives the opportunity to do the same to liberals. Yeah, if the new rule is that the majority in power uses its authority to persecute its opponents, then shouldn’t we conservatives do it too? Except only harder and more ruthlessly. Right now, you have attorneys general in places like New York and the Virgin Islands going after the heretics who dare dispute the...
  • Think v Troll (Then They Came For Speech)

    04/08/2016 6:58:20 AM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    Splice Today ^ | April 8, 2016 | Todd Seavey
    One of the most frustrating things about the recent censorious trend among sensitive politicized youth is that it renders useless my last-ditch political metaphor. I always figured if the day came that all other arguments for liberty were failing—if no one wanted to hear about free trade or gun rights or religious liberty—I could always fall back on the concept of free speech. I don’t just mean that if you think speech should be free you logically must think all non-violent human action should be free (though I do). The free speech analogy, while it lasted, was also useful for...
  • The Sissification of Academia

    04/06/2016 2:02:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, | Bob Barr
    For decades, liberals have forewarned the destruction by conservatives of their Ivory Towers of academia. They whine that conservatives are out to “starve” educational institutions by cutting their bloated, taxpayer-funded budgets; they blame conservative opposition to their precious Common Core scheme as “paranoia,” and they defend teacher unions to the death. However, it is not the Tea Party, Republican governors, or homeschool families that liberals should fear. The single biggest threat to the ivory bastion that is Big Academia is the students whose very minds liberals have spent decades molding with their meticulously-crafted indoctrination. Since the 1960s, when liberal activism...
  • Campus Lunacy, Part II

    04/06/2016 11:09:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 6, 2016 | Walter E. Williams
    Professor Victor Davis Hanson is a classicist and historian with the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He recently wrote an article titled "The hypocrisy behind the student renaming craze." Students, often with the blessing of faculty, have discovered that names for campus buildings and holidays do not always fit politically correct standards for race, class and sex. Stanford students have demanded the renaming of buildings, malls and streets bearing the name of the recently canonized Junipero Serra, an 18th-century Franciscan priest who was often unkind to American Indians. Harvard Law School is getting rid of its seal because it bears...
  • Millennials brush off Founding Fathers, overwhelmingly oppose free speech

    04/06/2016 9:52:50 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 39 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 6, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    The relationship between college students and free speech: It’s complicated. A new Gallup survey said 72 percent of college students oppose campus restrictions on “expressing political views that are upsetting or offensive to certain groups.” But asked whether “slurs” and other “intentionally offensive” language should be banned, and they’re all for it. Sixty-nine percent of college students surveyed said they would be in favor of prohibiting “intentionally offensive” speech on campus, and 63 percent also said they would support administrative measures to ban “costumes that stereotype certain racial or ethnic groups.” As the sound and the fury over the “Trump...
  • Leftists really need to chillax over #TheChalkening

    04/03/2016 6:12:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 3, 2016 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    The Leftists going nuts over #TheChalkening really need to chillax and remember the benefits of free speech. #TheChalkening is a bunch of college students putting up pro-Donald Trump messages on college campuses because they know it makes the skin crawl of those who don’t support him. It all started after Emory University students started flipping out over the Trump 2016 messages being scrawled on multiple sidewalks and walls on campus. Via The Emory Wheel (emphasis mine): “I’m supposed to feel comfortable and safe [here],” one student said. “But this man is being supported by students on our campus and our...
  • Emory president chalks pro-free speech message after ‘Trump 2016’ frightens students

    03/31/2016 9:47:14 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 46 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 31, 2016 | Jessica Chasmar
    Emory University President James W. Wagner chalked his own free speech message onto a campus sidewalk after students protested over pro-Donald Trump messages that they said threatened their safety. Students had petitioned the administration to denounce the pro-Trump chalkings that began appearing throughout the Atlanta campus last week, saying the possibility that fellow students could support Mr. Trump made them feel unsafe at school. Roughly 40 students carrying signs such as “Stop Trump” and “Stop Hate” protested outside of the Administrative Building last week, chanting “You are not listening! Come speak with us, we are in pain!” Some students went...
  • Stuff That Will Get You Arrested in the UK (While Child Rapists Go Free)

    03/29/2016 3:44:18 PM PDT · by Benny Huang · 12 replies
    Freedom Daily ^ | March 28, 2016 | Benny Huang
    Matthew Doyle of London ruined his life when he confronted a Muslim woman in his neighborhood and asked her to "explain Brussels"--a reference to the recent Muslim-perpetrated terrorist attack in the capital of the EU. "Nothing to do with me," the woman replied, a response that failed to satisfy Doyle. The two parted ways, which should have been the end of it. But then Doyle made the fatal mistake of recounting the incident on Twitter. His story was not well received in cyberspace where several people tweeted their disapproval, some of whom called upon his employer, a well-known London talent...
  • College Intelligentsia Strike Again: Professor Fired for Political Views

    03/29/2016 7:22:55 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 17 replies
    Marquette University professor John McAdams has been suspended from his position. His crime? Writing on a post on his personal blog that criticized the actions of another professor, who had instructed her students not to voice their opinions if they were anti-gay marriage or anti-gay adoption. It’s important to note that McAdams didn’t take a policy position in his post. He simply made the suggestion that – gasp! – students should have the freedom to voice their opinions in an academic setting. Sadly, as McAdams accurately points out in his post, “Of course, only certain groups have the privilege of...
  • Brit arrested for allegedly anti-Muslim tweet after Brussels attack

    03/24/2016 10:57:43 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 37 replies
    time.com ^ | 1:10 AM ET | Rishi Iyengar
    A British man who posted an allegedly anti-Muslim message on Twitter following Tuesday’s terror attacks in Brussels has been arrested on suspicion of inciting racial hatred.
  • Professors’ Group Says Efforts to Halt Sexual Harassment Have Stifled Speech

    03/24/2016 8:00:21 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 18 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 24, 2016 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    The growing federal emphasis on combating sexual harassment on campus, along with universities’ broadening definitions of inappropriate sexual behavior, has had a chilling effect on academic freedom and speech, especially on female professors in areas like gender studies, a report released Thursday by the American Association of University Professors said. The report says that in the last few years, the government has been regulating not just sexual conduct but also sexual speech, and that the emphasis on complying with federal law has led to some professors being investigated by universities for making statements that some students find offensive but that...
  • UC proposal on intolerance says 'anti-Zionism' is unacceptable on campus (PC patrol)

    03/16/2016 1:40:35 PM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 3 replies
    LA Times ^ | March 15th 2016 | Teresa Watanabe
    University of California officials are proposing to include "anti-Zionism" as a form of discrimination that is unacceptable on campus, according to a long-awaited draft statement on intolerance released Tuesday. The inclusion immediately drew sharply divergent reactions, with pro-Israel groups hailing it as a needed step to protect Jewish students from hostility and those supporting Palestinian rights criticizing it as a naked attempt to suppress criticism of the Jewish state. Scholars were similarly divided over whether a statement meant to express the UC regents' principles against intolerance should include Zionism -- historically an international movement to establish a Jewish homeland and...
  • Trump Calls Out George Soros In New Ad

    03/15/2016 2:44:59 PM PDT · by ruination · 88 replies
    Youtube ^ | March 15, 2016 | unknown
    and "Rent boy Marco Rubio."
  • When Trump Blamed Pamela Geller For Inciting Violence

    03/15/2016 8:11:01 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 170 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 15, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Donald Trump, who denies that his provocative and sometimes profane rhetoric (particularly against Muslims_ has anything to do with violence and protests at his University of Illinois-Chicago rally, once blamed conservative activist Pamela Geller for provoking an attempted armed assault by – wait for it – unnecessarily provoking Muslims. As Gideon Resnick noted last December in the Daily Beast, pre-candidate Trump was not as passionately concerned with Pamela Geller’s First Amendment free speech rights as he now is about his own:
  • Malzberg Nails It – Krauthammer and Cruz Should be Ashamed….

    03/14/2016 8:26:59 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 31 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | March 14 2016 | Sundance
    Just watch. Steve Malzberg nails this commentary 100%, and provides audio visual substance to back it up. His comments are about the left planning protests for the rally in Chicago. He provides video clips of Reagan's encounters with protestors.
  • The Chicago Anti-Trump Mob-Summary Video Showing Insufferable Media and Political Opportunism

    03/13/2016 2:13:47 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 23 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 3-13-2016 | sundance
    A good summary video encapsulating the nonsense witnessed Friday night in Chicago, and the political opportunism of those who call themselves “constitutional conservatives”. click the pic for video. When Ted Cruz has the opportunity to stand in unity against the leftist mob, instead he chose to align with and defend the Bernie Sanders supporters, MoveOn.Org and the Chicago thugs. Does anyone really believe Senator Ted Cruz would stand up to the mob to defend your assembly and free speech rights?Actions speak louder than words.
  • Trump: Pamela Geller 'Taunting Everybody' With Muhammad Event (May 2015)

    03/12/2016 4:40:35 PM PST · by RginTN · 79 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 04 May 2015 | Sandy Fitzgerald
    American Freedom Defense Initiative President Pamela Geller took to two morning news programs Monday to defend a cartoon contest and art exhibit held for depictions of the Prophet Muhammad as being held in defense of free speech, but outspoken real estate mogul Donald Trump said it looked to him like "she's just taunting everybody."
  • Our Principles Pac

    03/12/2016 3:37:37 PM PST · by Cats Pajamas · 4 replies
    Our Principles PAC Outside Spending Summary 2016 cycle: 2016 Discloses Donors? YES Viewpoint: Conservative Type of group: SUPER PAC Opposes: Donald Trump (R) Grand Total Spent on 2016 Federal Elections: $9,079,355 5 records found Total for this search: $3,007,750 Contributor Occupation Date Amount Recipient RICKETTS, MARLENE OMAHA,NE Retired 1/20/16 $2,000,000 Our Principles Pac RICKETTS, MARLENE OMAHA,NE Retired 1/29/16 $500,000 Our Principles Pac RICKETTS, MARLENE OMAHA,NE Retired 1/14/16 $500,000 Our Principles Pac UIHLEIN, RICHARD LAKE FOREST,IL Uline Inc 1/25/16 $7,500 Our Principles Pac GRIFFY, TIMOTHY RICHARDSON,TX Retired 1/29/16 $250 Our Principles Pac
  • Micro Aggression and Macro Hypocrisy

    03/04/2016 4:53:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 4, 2016 | Mike Adams
    Hypocrisy is one of the most overused words in the English language. Most people think it refers to any failure to act in accordance with one’s expressed beliefs. But that’s simply inaccurate. Failure to live up to one’s beliefs is called being a human. Being a hypocrite is when a person behaves in ways that are inconsistent with his expressed beliefs because he doesn’t actually believe the things he is saying. At the core of true hypocrisy there usually lies one motive: Power. To put it another way, when people tell you things they don’t actually believe, they are usually...
  • Donald Trump: We're going to 'open up' libel laws

    02/27/2016 10:02:24 AM PST · by dschapin · 233 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/26/2016 | Hadas Gold
    Donald Trump said on Friday he plans to change libel laws in the United States so that he can have an easier time suing news organizations. During a rally in Fort Worth, Texas, Trump began his usual tirade against newspapers such as The New York Times and The Washington Post, saying they're "losing money" and are "dishonest." The Republican presidential candidate then took a different turn, suggesting that when he's president they'll "have problems." "One of the things I'm going to do if I win, and I hope we do and we're certainly leading. I'm going to open up our...
  • The Ten Worst Colleges for Free Speech (But Why Are There Any?)

    02/24/2016 6:58:44 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    Just how bad colleges have become when it comes to free speech and toleration for anyone who disagrees with those who hold power cannot be underestimated. Many Americans who think back fondly on their college days decades ago are shocked to learn the truth. Toward that end, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) has just released its Top Ten list—the worst colleges and universities in the country last year when it came to freedom of speech. Introducing the list, FIRE’s president Greg Lukianoff writes, “The past year will be remembered as the year that freedom of speech (or...
  • Clinton Should Free The Chicago 2 (History)

    02/23/2016 7:57:10 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 3 replies
    SF Gate - Opinion ^ | August 28, 1996 | Debra J. Saunders
    DEBRA J. SAUNDERS -- Clinton Should Free The Chicago 2 Debra J. Saunders 1996-08-28 Chicago -- ON THE SECOND DAY of the Democratic convention, as Democrats were celebrating the fact that most of the Chicago 8 had been co-opted into the party, Patricia and Glenn Mendoza went to court, where they faced charges for their protest against President Clinton. The more things change, the more they stay the same. While Patricia, outfitted with a white dress, white purse and white pumps, nervously appeared before Judge Robert Lopes, Tom Hayden, a former Chicago 8 member who now serves in California's state...
  • FCC commissioner: U.S. tradition of free expression slipping away

    02/16/2016 10:43:58 AM PST · by pilgrim · 63 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/16/16 12:58 PM | Rudy Takala
    The American traditions of free expression and respectful discourse are slipping away, and college campuses and Twitter are prime examples, according to a member of the Federal Communications Commission says. "I think that poses a special danger to a country that cherishes First Amendment speech, freedom of expression, even freedom of association," FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai told the Washington Examiner. "I think it's dangerous, frankly, that we don't see more often people espousing the First Amendment view that we should have a robust marketplace of ideas where everybody should be willing and able to participate. "Largely what we're seeing, especially...
  • Colleges Are Cultivating America's First Truly Authoritarian Generation

    02/13/2016 4:48:22 PM PST · by Benny Huang · 21 replies
    Wounded American Warrior ^ | February 13, 2016 | Benny Huang
    "It's illegal to offend people," said the UT-Austin police officer to a Christian evangelist. The officer then proceeded to write the evangelist a citation. Yes, that actually happened in America. Thankfully, the citation was later voided and the officer received re-training. The event occurred just off campus where two evangelists were preaching against homosexuality. According to the police officer, a student complained that he was being "verbally harassed" which in fact he was not. The whiney student, if he exists at all, was simply being exposed to words and ideas that offended him. The accusation of "verbal harassment" is the...
  • Free speech in a Democracy (Noam Chomsky, 1985)

    02/11/2016 5:55:05 PM PST · by Faith Presses On · 16 replies
    Chomsky.info ^ | September 1985 | Noam Chomsky
    ...The relevant facts are as follows. Faurisson was a professor of French literature at the University of Lyon. After he published some items in which he denied the existence of gas chambers, he was suspended from teaching on the grounds that the university could not protect him from violence. He was then brought to trial for "falsification of history," and condemned -- the first time in the West, to my knowledge, that the courts have affirmed the familiar Stalinist-fascist doctrine that the State has the right to determine historical truth and to punish deviation from it. I was one of...
  • Ted Cruz on Net Neutrality: 'Obama Is Salivating to Regulate the Internet'

    02/08/2016 11:10:49 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 22, 2016 | Noah Dulis
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has spoken out against the government's regulation of the Internet through net neutrality in a video message Breitbart Tech can exclusively share with readers. "That will end, and that will end immediately," Cruz declared when asked if he would continue to allow the Internet to be classified as a public utility if elected president. [BIG SNIP] "That's what the Internet does," he stated. "It empowers people." Cruz described net neutrality as "Obamacare for the Internet." Beyond arguing that it would allow the government to regulate "prices and terms of sale on the Internet,...
  • Obama: Criticism Of Muslim Americans "Has No Place In Our Country"

    02/04/2016 3:47:45 AM PST · by Biggirl · 64 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | February 4, 2016 | Ben Shapiro
    On Wednesday, President Obama, who has become the executive branch equivalent of a professional Salon.com commenter troll, took his traveling roadshow of perverse failure to the Islamic Society of Baltimore.
  • HRes. 569~Condemning violence, bigotry, & hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the US (blasphemy law)

    02/02/2016 2:42:46 PM PST · by wtd · 71 replies
    Congress.gov ^ | 02/02/2016 | Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8]
    US Congressional House Resolution 569 - Condemning violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United StatesThis bill was introduced (12/17/2015) Sponsored by Rep. Beyer, Donald S., Jr. [D-VA-8] Beyer is on the House - Judiciary Committee. Adding insult to injury....There are 123 traitorous cosponsors of this grossly offensively unconstitutional assault against the freedom of expression ! Latest Action: 01/15/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice.