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  • 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 University’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 university’s Office of Student Conduct investigated Kelley Denham’s recorded aggression toward the conservative students and interviewed the parties, nothing public has come of it, leaving the Left Alliance’s campus status intact.The group proceeded to apply for a $1,000 grant from the Student Government Association, which would...
  • Campus Leftists at UChicago say Free Speech Shouldnt Apply Equally to Everyone

    02/18/2017 9:31:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Heat Street ^ | 3:20 pm, February 16, 2017 | Ian Miles Cheong
    Students at the prestigious University of Chicago say that free speech should not apply equally to everyone. The students objected to the schools Institute of Politics invitation to former Donald Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski. They claim that allowing him to speak normalizes bigotry and provides a platform for fascism. Lewandowski did not join the White House staff but by many accounts remains an influential advisor to the president. The coalition of students from U of C Resists, Graduate Students United, Students Working Against Prisons, and UChicago Socialists claim that the schools commitment to free expression doesnt require the institution...
  • Angry ABC in Open Hostility at Trump for Shutting Down Free Speech

    02/15/2017 6:51:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 82 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | February 15, 2017 | Scott Whitlock
    The journalists at ABC on Wednesday erupted in “open hostility” to Donald Trump, accusing the President of “shutting down part of the First Amendment” by not calling on network reporters at a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Jon Karl, Cecilia Vega and Matt Dowd repeatedly whined about the “conservative” questioners who were chosen, lamenting that the preferred narrative of the liberal media wasn’t highlighted. In the post-press conference coverage, Vega ranted, “I want to tell you about the open hostility right here in this room. You know, I'm sitting right here kind of in the middle of...
  • Religious freedom could top Sessions civil rights priorities

    02/15/2017 8:33:16 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 15, 2017 3:43 AM EST | Sadie Gurman
    When President Donald Trump spoke to the National Prayer Breakfast this month, he underscored his vow to defend the religious rights of the conservative Christians who helped propel him to power. Now, they expect the Justice Department under new Attorney General Jeff Sessions will reposition itself as a champion of what they see as that religious freedom. It would be a welcome change for conservative Christians who say their concerns were marginalized under the Obama administration in favor of First Amendment and LGBT issues.
  • Urgent: Ask Pres. Trump to stand for religious liberty

    02/08/2017 8:45:16 AM PST · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    AFA ^ | Tuesday, February 7, 2017 | Tim Wildmon
    From the Email: We have to act now! Liberals and homosexual activists are advancing their radical agenda by attempting to torpedo President Donald Trump's executive order on religious liberty that was recently leaked to the media. This is an excellent executive order that will protect your First Amendment rights. I urge you to sign the AFA petition NOW asking President Trump to protect religious freedom for all Americans. I plan to personally deliver this petition with signatures during a meeting with the Trump Administration. Help me take your voice to the White House! This is urgent! After the executive order...
  • Lawmakers Haven't Protected Free Speech On Campus -- Here's How They Can

    02/05/2017 12:31:17 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | February 5, 2017 | George Leef
    Much as administrators and faculty may dislike it, the fact is that public colleges are subject to both the First Amendment and the state legislatures that fund them. Legislators shouldnt micromanage the campuses, but they must set some basic rules. One of those rules should be that free speech and open inquiry will be protected. You might find it surprising that academics need to be told to protect free speech and inquiry, but American campuses have become increasingly intolerant of speech that conflicts with progressive orthodoxy. I have often written about the rules imposed by campus officials that run afoul...
  • Masked UC Berkeley Rioter Exposed As A University Staff Member!

    <p>File this under the Things Im 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 hes this fucking stupid.</p>
  • 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....
  • UC Berkeley cancels Milo Yiannopoulos event after violent protests break out on campus

    02/02/2017 6:35:02 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 2/1/2017 | Paulina Firozi
    Fire and huge waive of smoke #MiloAtCal pic.twitter.com/zckGbe4zsG Charlotte Kosche (@charlottekosche) February 2, 2017 University of California, Berkeley is on a campus-wide lockdown after protests broke out against Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos, an alt-right leader who was scheduled to speak at the school. Yiannopoulos's event has been canceled, and university police urged students to shelter in place and stay away from the protest area.
  • MILO [YIANNOPOULOS] Addresses The UC Berkeley Riots (VIDEO)

    02/01/2017 8:58:18 PM PST · by vladimir998 · 26 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | 2/1/2017 | Milo Yiannopoulos
    Short video statement from Milo Yiannopoulos about the rioting tonight on U.C. Berkeley campus.
  • The Magdeburg Confession

    12/17/2009 12:06:40 PM PST · by the_conscience · 2 replies · 388+ views
    Law and History Review ^ | John Witte Jr
    Ironically, Beza found his "signal example"8 of how to deal with tyranny and resistance not so much in the work of early Calvinists as in the work of later Lutheransparticularly the Lutheran jurists and theologians who had drafted the Magdeburg Confession of 1550. The Magdeburg Confession was a major distillation of the most advanced Lutheran resistance theories of the day.9 The leaders of the small Saxon city of Magdeburg had drafted this Confession in response to the order of the Holy Roman Emperor to impose by civil law the uniform Catholic doctrines and liturgies being crafted by the Council of...
  • Student Sues College Over 'Social Justice' Activism Mandate

    01/23/2017 6:14:07 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 12 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 22, 2017 | George Leef
    American college campuses are becoming the main battleground for the First Amendment, usually because faculty or administrators dont respect the free speech rights of students. In November I wrote about such a case at Iowa State. Another case showing the authoritarianism that increasingly characterizes the professoriate involves the masters program in social work at Rhode Island College (RIC). A student who did not believe that lobbying the state legislature for progressive causes was properly a part of his education and suffered for it filed suit against the school in state court. This remarkable case started way back in 2004, when...
  • YouTube removes influential conservative website's channel

    01/13/2017 1:25:27 PM PST · by ColdOne · 47 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 1/13/17 | James Rodgers
    The YouTube channel of influential conservative politics and law website Legal Insurrection has been removed by the video sharing service, citing copyright infringement claims. This account has been terminated because we received multiple third-party claims of copyright infringement regarding material the user posted, explains YouTube, in a notice posted to channels page. Legal Insurrection founder and publisher and Cornell University Law Professor William Jacobson voiced his anger and astonishment at the channels removal. Its very frustrating, its very scary, to have 8 years of content removed without a chance to defend yourself, he told FoxNews.com.
  • The Founders Anticipated Fake News. Heres What They Did About It.

    01/03/2017 7:30:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | December 30, 2016 | Jarrett Stepman
    Following the presidential election, numerous stories surfaced about how fake news influenced the results. This prompted a reaction from the media and a concerted effort by the social media giant Facebook to crack down on the phenomenonannouncing that it would in part by using liberal fact-checkers to distinguish the real from the fake news.The truth is that while the American media landscape has been in a constant state of change over two centuries, the spread of hyperpartisan, scurrilous, and even phony news stories has been more common than uncommon throughout the history of the republic.Ultimately, despite the increasingly Wild West...
  • Hack Attack on Drudge Report A Sign of Chaos to Come

    01/03/2017 4:36:51 PM PST · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 53 replies
    The Observer.com ^ | January 3, 2017 | Brady Dale
    The popular right-leaning web portal, The Drudge Report, was briefly knocked offline last week. Incidents like this will only become more common until policymakers or tech companies get serious about fixing connected gadgets, also known as the internet of things (IoT). In a since deleted post, the sites verified @DRUDGE account on Twitter posted last week, Is the US government attacking DRUDGE REPORT? Biggest DDoS since sites inception. VERY suspicious routing [and timing], as the International Business Times reported.... Traffic from the Drudge Report is gigantic. ...178 million visits in November and that almost 80 percent of that traffic was...
  • High School Censors Pro-Life Club, Bans the Word Abortion

    12/18/2016 4:53:12 AM PST · by kevcol · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 17, 2016 | Tom Ciccotta
    The conservative legal group Liberty Counsel is claiming that the public school district violated the Constitution by censoring the anti-abortion student groups poster. The poster, which took over 25 hours to make, included hand-painted hearts and the phrase 3,000 Lives Are Ended Each Day. . . . Administrators also asked the students to refrain from using the word, abortion, in club material, in written or oral communications, or on social media. Administrators even went as far as asking students from the club to sign an agreement that would bar them from seeking legal assistance to protect their right to express...
  • Satanic pentagram set up next to a NATIVITY scene in a Florida park causes outrage (BARF)

    12/09/2016 7:07:12 AM PST · by Morgana · 14 replies
    dailymail.uk ^ | December 9, 2016 | Zoe Szathmary For Dailymail.com
    A massive Satanic pentagram has been placed in a Florida park, causing outrage - with some people calling it 'ridiculous' and 'offensive'. The display was installed in Boca Raton's Sanborn Square and is located next to a nativity scene. Preston Smith got a permit from the the city for the display, WPTV reported. Scroll down for video
  • Corporate Giants From Silicon Valley Come Together To Silence Free Speech On The Internet

    12/08/2016 7:39:08 AM PST · by Non-Compliant_Deplorable · 36 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | 12/8/2016 | Pamela Williams
    "I dont know how to begin to write about what I consider to be a turning point on the restriction of free speech on our precious Internet. I just discovered that YouTube has censored some videos of one of the best citizen journalists on the Net: David Seaman. He is one of the most reputable and honorable journalists on YouTubeI will mourn the loss of his material and the assault on our First Amendment Rights. So be itGod is in control, and He will guide those of us who trust Him..."
  • The Supreme Court oral argument that cost Democrats the presidency

    12/08/2016 3:47:19 AM PST · by C19fan · 71 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 7, 2016 | David Bernstein
    The presidential election was so close that many factors were but-for causes of Donald Trumps victory. One thats been mostly overlooked is Trumps surprising success with religious voters. According to exit polls, Trump received 81 percent of the white evangelical Christian vote, and Hillary Clinton only 16 percent. Trump did significantly better than the overtly religious Mitt Romney and the overtly evangelical George W. Bush. He likely over-performed among other theologically conservative voters, such as traditionalist Catholics, as well. Not bad for a thrice-married adulterer of no discernible faith.
  • Oh, Oh -- Trump Thinks That Flag Burning Should Be Criminalized

    12/05/2016 7:26:20 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 83 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 5, 2016 | George Leef
    Last week, president-elect Trump sent a tweet that ought to alarm the majority of Americans who voted for another candidate as well as most of those who voted for him. Heres what Trump wrote: Nobody should be allowed to burn the American flag if they do, there must be consequences perhaps loss of citizenship or a year in jail! The very last thing we need in America is more activism meant to punish people for thinking the wrong things. Our college campuses are awash in left-wing thought control, whereby students who say or write anything that hypersensitive students...
  • Christian artists could be jailed for refusing make same sex wedding invitations

    12/03/2016 12:40:11 PM PST · by kevcol · 47 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | December 3, 2016 | Frieda Powers
    A pair of Arizona-based Christian artists is challenging the local law that threatens to fine and imprison them for refusing to make same-sex wedding invitations. Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, owners of Brush & Nib Studio in Phoenix, lost a case at trial level which accused them of violating a local ordinance that protects homosexuals from discrimination, Fox News reported. The ordinance also prevents the business owners from publicly explaining their convictions or even defending their decision lest they face jail time for that as well. This apparent violation of the First Amendment protection of free speech is at the...
  • Reheating the Hot Button of Flag Burning

    12/01/2016 7:56:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2016 | Mark Davis
    Well, look whats back: the instantly compelling and ultimately confounding parlor game of What do we do about flag burning? Dormant for years, largely because this is something virtually no one ever does, the flag burning issue is back. You could hear it knocking lightly when several idiotic pro athletes decided to lodge their concerns over policing issues by showing public disdain for the flag that is a symbol of the nation that has made them free and wealthy. Throw in the Donald Trump victory, which has dredged up some of the most hateful and juvenile reactions in election history,...
  • Emotional media execs have profanity laced meltdowns over media summit with mean Trump

    11/22/2016 3:37:20 PM PST · by mandaladon · 84 replies
    BPR ^ | 22 Nov 2016 | Tom Tillison
    <p>The fall out from media bigwigs on the receiving end of a smack down of epic proportions from President-elect Donald Trump continues, with several participants whining to The New Yorker about how mean Trump was.</p> <p>Four executives who attended the off-the-record meeting are quoted without being identified and if theres a common theme in the remarks, it may be the liberal application of f-bombs.</p>
  • 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 Americas 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 NARALs 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...
  • A New Defense for Religious Liberty: Going on Offense against Bad Laws

    11/18/2016 8:57:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 18, 2016 | David Rosenthal
    It is no secret that religious liberty is under attack. The wedding photographer, florist, and cake baker are no longer able to practice their faith at work without fear of retribution for refusing to fall in line with the new government orthodoxy. The Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment is designed to ensure that all Americans may freely live out their faith. This is not limited to freedom of worship, but includes the heart, mind, and soul of religious people, thereby guiding how people act in the public square. When a law restricts that first freedom, the American conscience...
  • Donald Trump: Feminist Hero, First Amendment Champion

    11/13/2016 7:10:38 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 13, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Feminists should be celebrating the election of Donald Trump. What Trump did this election cycle should be every feminists dream he ran against a female candidate and treated her like he would have treated any man hed run against. After all, that is the goal, right? He displayed breathtaking courage in refusing to tiptoe around Hillary Clintons shortcoming and failures. He did not fear calling her out for them simply because she uses a toilet sitting down. No, he treated her as an equal and called her out on every single scandal and so much more. Trumps bravery...
  • Donald Trump's war on LGBTQ people has already begun [The Gaystapo freaks out]

    11/12/2016 7:38:53 AM PST · by Parody · 68 replies
    Mashable ^ | November 11, 2016 | Heather Dockray
    [snip] Compared to his hate speech against Muslims, Mexican immigrants and women, Trump's rhetoric against LGBTQ Americans was relatively tame during his campaign for the presidency. His policy-related promises, of course, told a different story Trump pledged to support the First Amendment Defense Act, which would allow businesses and healthcare organizations to legally discriminate against LGBTQ folks. He supports HB2, North Carolina's infamous law that prevents trans people from using the bathroom of their choice. And he appointed Mike Pence to be his vice president, the governor best known for his plan to defund AIDS research and support conversion...
  • Hindus to Push for Monkey King Statue if Oklahoma Votes to Allow Ten Commandments Monument

    11/05/2016 8:08:37 AM PDT · by kevcol · 93 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | November 4, 2016 | Heather Clark
    An American Hindu organization says that it will renew its pursuit to erect a statue of the Hindu god Hanuman at the Oklahoma State Capitol if residents vote next week to allow the Ten Commandments to be displayed. . . "...Hindus would love to request placing a statue of Lord Hanuman, which might become the first Hindu religious monument on public land in USA, the Universalist Society of Hinduism in Nevada said in a statement on Wednesday.
  • A Public University Makes Students Choose Between Their First Amendment Rights And Graduation

    11/02/2016 7:15:15 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 2, 2016 | George Leef
    Just how desperately college and university administrators want to control what students say lest anyone take offense or feel harassed is revealed by a policy adopted at Iowa State University (ISU). ISU students are told that they must abide by the schools policy against harassment of anyone in the university community. Students must complete a training program consisting of 118 slides online, covering the universitys non-harassment policies and procedures, and then pledge never to violate them. But what if a student thinks that the ISU policy goes way beyond preventing true harassment and amounts to an abridgement of his rights...
  • Why is the Obama Administration Giving the OIC a Say in Our Right to Free Speech?

    12/12/2011 4:06:06 PM PST · by bayouranger · 18 replies
    The Legal Project ^ | 12-10-11 | Ann Snyder
    Starting on December 12th in Washington, DC, a meeting is being held that jeopardizes freedom of speech as we currently understand it in the United States. The Obama Administration has invited the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation ("OIC," formerly, The Organization of the Islamic Conference) to a meeting of "experts" to discuss the implementation of a UN resolution ostensibly targeting "religious intolerance." Now, even if by combating "religious intolerance" the resolution were just targeting actual violations of freedom of religion (READ: violating rights, not hurting feelings), it still should raise a few eyebrows that the OIC is behind the resolution...
  • U.N. Adopts Religious Intolerance Resolution Championed by Obama Administration

    12/20/2011 8:24:30 PM PST · by yank in the UK · 21 replies
    cnsnews ^ | 20th Dec, 2011 | Patrick Goodenough
    The U.N. General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution condemning the stereotyping, negative profiling and stigmatization of people based on their religion, and urging countries to take effective steps to address and combat such incidents"
  • Is the Constitution Good for Mental Health?

    10/26/2016 10:16:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 26, 2016 | Mary Lou Serafine
    The Texas legislature will face a major mental health decision when they meet this January. The question will be whether to pass a replacement law for the psychologists licensing statute. Their major problem will be passing something -- if they pass anything at all -- that is constitutional under the First Amendments guarantee of freedom of speech. The issue is that the freedom of speech includes the freedom to talk and listen to whomever youd like about psychological matters -- thoughts, feelings, behavior, perceptions -- including as a paid service. According to the old Texas law, you needed a license...
  • Why Traditional Christians and Especially Catholics Should Not Vote For Hillary Clinton

    10/22/2016 12:32:41 PM PDT · by detective · 36 replies
    Many of you know that for more than 4 years, I have been one of the leaders of the team representing religious organizations, mostly Catholic (including Bishop David Zubik, Bishop of Pittsburghs Catholic Diocese) in his case which was consolidated in the U.S. Supreme Court with the case brought by The Little Sisters of the Poor and cases brought by others, against the government over Obamacares contraception mandate. A great number of religious groups of all denominations filed friend of the Court briefs supporting our position that while contraception is and could be available to all who choose to use...
  • Fires destroy millions of dollars in equipment at Dakota Access Pipeline

    10/19/2016 6:45:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 10/18/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    Despite the fact that two different courts have settled the matter in terms of the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline, weve been keeping an eye on the ongoing protests. Theres been more than free speech taking place near the disputed stretch of land where the crews are currently working and previous incidents of violence have had the local authorities on edge. But now theyve got a new problem to be concerned with. Someone has set fire to several pieces of construction equipment and the damage is in seven figures. (Reuters) Dakota Access LLC, operator of the controversial pipeline carrying...
  • Barack Obama Wants To Curate Your News Feed

    10/16/2016 8:16:42 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 24 replies
    Fits News ^ | 14 October 2016
    As the corporate-owned, liberal legacy media continues its all in offensive to get Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, elected president, the man she would replace in the oval office is going on the offensive against alternative news sources. We are going to have to rebuild within this Wild, Wild West of information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to, U.S. president Barack Obama said on Thursday during a speech in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Wait what? Curating function? That sounds an awful lot like censorship to us While Obama claimed he was not embracing censorship, he said...
  • Regulators Retaliate Against Tea Party Activist For His Free Speech -- And Get Away With It

    10/15/2016 3:12:06 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | October 15, 2016 | George Leef
    The First Amendment is supposed to protect Americans right to speak freely against any governmental interference, but in our increasingly politicized climate, were finding that regulators who dont like what you say can and will abuse their power to make you shut up. A Tea Party activist in Nebraska has found that out and so far his efforts at obtaining justice have come to naught. For many years, Robert Bennie had been a successful financial advisor working at the Lincoln, Nebraska firm of Linsco Private Ledger (LPL). LPLs business falls under the regulatory domain of the Nebraska Department of Banking...
  • Jihad in America: Al-Timimi Verdict a Turning Point in Legal War on Terror

    05/03/2005 12:42:00 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 15 replies · 705+ views
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Sunday, May 1, 2005 | Debra Erdley
    The conviction last week of Ali al-Timimi, an American-born Islamic scholar, on terrorism charges thrust the so-called "Virginia Paintball Jihad" case to the forefront as the federal government's greatest court victory against terrorism. All told, federal prosecutors counted 10 convictions in the case. Al-Timimi's conviction marked the first post-Sept. 11 case in which the government won a terrorism conviction for actions tied to philosophy and words designed to help the enemy, rather than deeds, such as providing money, equipment or actual combat help to that enemy. "Until now these people have escaped. It is a very powerful position to be...
  • Freedom of the Press

    10/12/2016 7:59:37 PM PDT · by After Hours · 15 replies
    Wikipedia | 10/12/2016 | After Hours
    Freedom of the press in the United States is protected by the First Amendment to the United States Constitution. This clause is generally understood as a means to prevent the government from interfering with the distribution of information and opinions. Nonetheless, freedom of the press is subject to certain restrictions, such as the defamation law. Contents [hide]
  • Clintons vow to push Supreme Court left galvanizes conservatives wary of Trump

    10/10/2016 6:52:23 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 10, 2016 | S.A. Miller
    <p>ST. LOUIS Hillary Clinton ended up helping Donald Trump repair some of the damage from his lewd comments about women this weekend when she ran hard left on the Supreme Court reinforcing the one overriding reason conservative Republicans have for voting for their flawed presidential nominee.</p>
  • US cuts cord on internet oversight

    10/01/2016 4:16:17 PM PDT · by bushwon · 87 replies
    Yahoo ^ | October 1, 2016 | AFP-Washington
    Washington (AFP) - The US government on Saturday ended its formal oversight role over the internet, handing over management of the online address system to a global non-profit entity. The US Commerce Department announced that its contract had expired with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, which manages the internet's so-called "root zone." That leaves ICANN as a self-regulating organization that will be operated by the internet's "stakeholders" -- engineers, academics, businesses, non-government and government groups. The move is part of a decades-old plan by the US to "privatize" the internet, and backers have said it would help...
  • FEC Dems lay groundwork to ban Fox, WSJ political coverage

    09/29/2016 6:31:10 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 30 replies
    www.washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 9/29/16 8:07 AM | By Paul Bedard (@SecretsBedard)
    In their biggest threat yet to conservative media, Democrats on the Federal Election Commission are laying the groundwork to bar companies with even the tiniest foreign ownership from American politics, a move that could ban Fox, the Wall Street Journal and even the New York Times from covering political races or giving endorsements. In a last-minute submission Wednesday, a top Democrat on the evenly split FEC proposed that the Thursday meeting of the commission begin the process to prohibit companies with foreign ownership as small as 5 percent "from funding expenditures, independent expenditures, or electioneering communications." Democratic Commissioner Ellen Weintraub...
  • Student suspended after posting picture of discolored water in school bathroom

    09/26/2016 1:47:47 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 36 replies
    kfor.com ^ | September 24, 2016 | KFOR-TV & K. Querry
    "Hazel Juco says she was concerned when she saw discolored water coming from a sink in the girls restroom at school. However, she had no idea that she would be suspended because of a picture she took. Juco says she snapped a photo of the water and posted it to her social media pages, hoping that someone would notice and the problem would be fixed. Instead of getting help, she was called to the office."
  • ROAD TO RADICALISM: The Man Behind the 'South Park' Threats

    04/24/2010 1:33:35 AM PDT · by Cindy · 30 replies · 1,382+ views
    FOX NEWS.com ^ | Updated April 23, 2010 | By Joshua Rhett Miller - FOXNews.com
    SNIPPET: "He now likes to be called Abu Talhah Al-Amrikee, and his primary interest in this world appears to be Islamic radicalism. Last week, Chesser, 20, posted a warning on the website RevolutionMuslim.com following the 200th episode of "South Park," which included a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad disguised in a bear suit." SNIPPET: "In a separate post on RevolutionMuslim.blogspot.com, which now serves as the group's main website since RevolutionMuslim.com has been shuttered, Chesser quoted Usama bin Laden when referencing why reactions are required when anyone insults or belittles the Prophet Muhammad. "As Usama bin Laden said with regard to...
  • Fayetteville teacher suspended for flag lesson on 1st amendment (NC)

    09/21/2016 8:20:40 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 52 replies
    WRAL ^ | 9/20/2016 | Kathryn Brown
    Fayetteville, N.C. A Cumberland County high school teacher has been suspended after he stepped on an American flag as part of a history lesson on Monday. A photo posted on Facebook shows Lee Francis, a history teacher at Massey Hill Classical High School in Fayetteville, standing over an American flag at the front of the class. Students said Francis tried to burn and cut the flag before dropping it on the floor as part of a lesson on the First Amendment. At least two students walked out of the classroom during the demonstration. 7 "I put the flag on...
  • Hillary Clinton: Churches are temples of sedition

    09/17/2016 12:35:52 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 78 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W63TgxJMKZ4 So much for dissent is patriotic
  • Wearing Dont Tread on Me insignia could be punishable racial harassment

    08/04/2016 11:46:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 8/3/2016 | Eugene Volokh
    On January 8, 2014, Complainant filed a formal complaint in which he alleged that the Agency subjected him to discrimination on the basis of race (African American) and in reprisal for prior EEO activity when, starting in the fall of 2013, a coworker (C1) repeatedly wore a cap to work with an insignia of the Gadsden Flag, which depicts a coiled rattlesnake and the phrase Dont Tread on Me. Complainant stated that he found the cap to be racially offensive to African Americans because the flag was designed by Christopher Gadsden, a slave trader & owner of slaves. Complainant also...
  • California Passes Planned Parenthood-Backed Bill Criminalizing Health Care Sting Videos

    09/03/2016 6:06:52 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | September 2, 2016 | 12:49 PM EDT | Lauretta Brown
    The California Legislature passed a controversial bill Wednesday which creates a new crime by criminalizing the distribution of secret recordings of confidential communication with a health care provider. The bill defines confidential communication as any communication carried on in circumstances that reasonably indicate that any party to the communication desires it to be confined to the parties thereto. It is already illegal in California to make recordings without the consent of all parties. The bill was strongly advocated by Planned Parenthood following a series of undercover videos released last summer by the Center for Medical Progress, which claimed that the...
  • Congress has just one month to keep the internet under US control

    09/02/2016 2:59:42 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 19 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | Aug. 30, 2016
    Both houses of Congress are out of session for another week and time is rapidly running out for lawmakers to save the internet. When Congress comes back into session next Tuesday, it will only have a few short weeks to accomplish one of the most important tasks before it: ensuring that control of the internet does not fall into the hands of those who would actively censor it to the detriment of free speech and American interests. On Sept. 30, the United States is poised to hand over control of the internet to the United Nations, following a years-long push...
  • Ann Coulter: Media Invented Lie About Trump Mocking Disabled Reporter

    09/01/2016 11:48:31 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 31 replies
    Big Journalism (Breitbart) ^ | August 31, 2016 | Ann Coulter
    Just when you think the media could not possibly become more loathsome, the Fourth Estate bullies prove you wrong again. The Washington Posts latest ugliness was to exploit the disability of a newspaper reporter in order to smear the Republican nominee for president. Then and this is the least surprising part of the story the Post lied about it. Other than the subject of that paragraph which I slyly switched from Trump to the media that is an exact paraphrase of the Posts opening lines from an editorial hawking the medias most successful lie about Donald...