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  • Utah Fusion Center Warns Cops: Watch Out for Don't-Tread-on-Me Flags

    02/06/2016 8:31:02 AM PST · by rktman · 53 replies
    reason.com ^ | 2/5/2016 | Jesse Walker
    Funeral services will be held today in Kanab, Utah, for LaVoy Finicum, the rancher killed last month during the occupation of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge in Oregon. In a bulletin distributed this week to cops across the region, the Utah Statewide Information and Analysis Center-one of the dozens of intelligence-sharing "fusion centers" around the country that get funds from the Department of Homeland Security-warns that "extremists may utilize such a high profile funeral for media attention or to further ideological beliefs." Although "no credible threats to law enforcement are present at this time," the authors still think police should be...
  • Obama's Mosque Speech Was A Dangerous Fantasy

    02/04/2016 12:46:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 4, 2016 | David Harsanyi
    Many of the president's ideas about 'tolerance' are antithetical to the American experience, not something to celebrate.For eight years now, the president has reprimanded the American people for their attitudes about Islam. And Barack Obama's big speech to the Islamic Society of Baltimore -- granted, filled with many harmless platitudes -- was no different, leaving little room for any honest dialogue about ideology or faith. Many of the president's ideas about "tolerance," in fact, are antithetical to the American experience, not something to celebrate. Acceptance of outsiders is an American virtue, yes. Do we have to embrace all ideas, as...
  • 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.
  • Undergrads schooled in 'eliminating ignorance'

    02/03/2016 8:19:01 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 2/3/2016 | Cheryl Chumley
    Iowa State University Iowa State University is poised to hold its 16th annual "Social Justice Summit," the day-and-a-half long workshop designed to eliminate prejudice, discrimination and hate from the hearts of attending undergraduates. "{It's} an event designed for undergraduate students aimed at providing them with the opportunity to increase their awareness surrounding issues of inclusion and to develop action plans that will assist them in being agents of change on campus," the university says on its website. Campus Reform reported the event is set for February 19 and February 20. The school's website goes on: "Social justice is the continuous...
  • 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.
  • God, Elections,and Government

    01/30/2016 1:00:10 PM PST · by American Faith Today
    American Faith Today ^ | January 30,2016 | American Faith Today
    Well a busy morning of sorts for me, so this will be one of those shows in which I went back to an old reliable, Newsforchristians.com, and saw what some of their featured articles were and I'll run with, share, and comment on some of those. What stands out, unsurprisingly, is presidential politics and elections. They'll be a lot of Donald Trump talk as well as a lot of talk about faith in politics, pastors and politics, and at least one court case about the so called separation of church and state in North Carolina. Faith and politics often collide...
  • Truthy: The Tax-Funded Speech Monitoring and Suppression Project

    11/14/2014 8:34:32 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/14/14 | Arnold Ahlert
    One professors million-dollar campaign against conservatives, courtesy of the taxpayer Leftist speech suppressors are at it again, but this time theyre apparently being subsidized by the American taxpayer. On Monday, House Committee on Science, Space and Technology Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) sent a letter to the head of the National Science Foundation (NSF), demanding information about the nearly $1 million spent on the Truthy data-mining project that monitors political speech on Twitter. The committee and taxpayers deserve to know how NSF decided to award a large grant for a project that proposed to develop standards for online political speech...
  • NY Court: Farmers to Be Re-Educated, Pay Fines for Not Hosting Homosexual Wedding

    01/26/2016 3:49:47 PM PST · by Nachum · 43 replies
    cns news ^ | 1/26/16 | Penny Starr
    (CNSNews.com) – A couple who hosts occasional wedding ceremonies on their New York farm have lost an appeal to overturn the $13,000 in fines levied against them by the state’s human rights agency, which ruled that their refusal to host a wedding for two women was discriminatory. On Jan. 14, the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Third Department, upheld the agency’s order and the fines, a decision the Alliance Defending Freedom - which represented Robert and Cynthia Gifford - said amounted to confirming, “that the government can punish the Giffords for declining to coordinate a ceremony that conflicts with...
  • PLANNED PARENTHOOD OFF HOOK--VIDEO PRODUCERS INDICTED!! BABY PARTS STILL FOR SALE--WHY WE MUST WIN

    01/25/2016 8:34:17 PM PST · by windhover · 34 replies
    January, 25, 2016 | Windhover
    Late today a Texas grand jury found no case against PP for selling baby parts; they did indite the producers of the video for unlawfully viewing a government form. Megyn Kelly of Fox news was the source for me. Background is that pro life Gov.of Texas appointed the prosecutor, in the case, to find if an indictment of PP could be found AGAINST them for selling baby parts. Instead the Producers were indicted! This cannot happen by accident. Even if a grand jury would not find an intictment against PP, a separate action would have to be prosecuted by the...
  • How Does a President Defeat Nuns?

    01/21/2016 3:21:27 PM PST · by NYer · 11 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | January 20, 2016 | REBECCA HAMILTON
    Does anybody, anywhere, believe that the HHS Mandate was ever intended to be anything other than a deliberate attack on the Catholic Church?Anyone?The duplicitous way that the Mandate was handled from day one should have convinced most Americans that shenanigans were afoot.The Mandate was drafted in closed-door meetings of a committee of abortion industry insiders. It violated promises that the President of the United States made to Congress in order to pass Obamacare.The administration rolled it out with an orchestrated apologia from the pandering press. Equally pandering organizations such as the ACLU joined in with assurances that the Mandate...
  • Duke Student Columnist: America’s First Amendment ‘Obsession’ Is ‘Expression Of White

    01/20/2016 9:09:36 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/20/2016 | Peter Hasson
    According to a columnist for the Duke University student newspaper, America's "obsession with the First Amendment" is really just "an expression of white supremacy." "I am thinking about how an urgent and overdue conversation about racism-on our campus and across our country - has been derailed by a diversionary and duplicitous obsession with the First Amendment," graduate student Bennett Carpenter wrote in university newspaper The Chronicle. "I am thinking about how quickly the conversation has shifted from white supremacy to white fragility - and how this shift is itself an expression of white supremacy." Apparently unaware of the irony of...
  • NY Farm Couple Must Still Pay Thousands in Fine for Refusing to Host Gay Wedding

    01/16/2016 2:46:47 PM PST · by kindred · 88 replies
    "All Robert and I want is the freedom to peacefully live and work faithfully on our family farm and according to what God says about marriage without fear of government punishment. The America we love is one where we respect each other's differences, and the government still protects the freedom to have those differences. Others have the freedom to say or not say what they want to about marriage, and that's all we are asking for, as well." -Cynthia Gifford (New York)—[CBN News] A New York court has upheld a state decision to fine a farm couple for refusing to...
  • Mandatory Gun Lock Law Starts in Albany, NY

    01/16/2016 12:47:53 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 58 replies
    The Pundit Press ^ | 1/16/2016 | Thomas
    The capital of New York State has joined other cities in restricting the ability for gun owners to store them in their own home. A law has come into effect passed by the City Council requiring all guns to be locked in safes or using a gun lock at home. The police is handing out free locks, but stiff penalties are planned for anyone that does not comply. The Albany Times Union reported on the new law. First offenses will be violations carrying a fine of $250 or up to 15 days in jail so long as no one is...
  • Free Riders, The First Amendment, And The 'Friedrichs' Case

    01/15/2016 12:09:01 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 6 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 15, 2016 | George Leef
    On Monday, January 11 the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. The plaintiffs, teachers in California public schools, challenge the constitutionality of a rule that they must pay dues to the C.T.A. to keep their jobs, even though they don't choose to join the union and object to the way it uses money involuntarily taken from them to advance political causes they oppose. This raises First Amendment issues, since it protects not only the right to speak freely against governmental interference, but also protects the right not to be compelled to speak. By taking dues...
  • Alan Dershowitz Goes Off on PC College Culture: ‘the Fog of Fascism Is Descending’

    11/12/2015 6:45:43 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 57 replies
    Fox News via Mediaite ^ | November 12th, 2015 | Fox News via J.D. Durkin
    On the opening segment of Thursday night’s Kelly File with host Megyn Kelly, author and professorAlan Dershowitz took to task the political correctness culture that has pervaded American college campuses.On the heels of continuing developments from the University of Missouri — where the student Vice President today argued that the First Amendment incites a “hostile and unsafe learning environment” — Dershowitz admitted, “we’re seeing a curtain of McCarthyism descend on many college campuses.”“It was the students at universities that first started burning books… they don’t want to hear diverse views on college campuses,” Dershowitzadmitted.WATCH VIDEO Dershowitz dug in, noting...
  • Supreme Court Seems Poised to Deal Unions a Major Setback

    01/11/2016 11:24:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 11, 2016 | ADAM LIPTAK
    WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court seemed poised on Monday to deliver a severe blow to organized labor. The justices appeared divided along familiar lines during an extended argument over whether government workers who choose not to join unions may nonetheless be required to help pay for collective bargaining. The court's conservative majority appeared ready to say that such compelled financial support violates the First Amendment Collective bargaining, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said, is inherently political when the government is the employer, and issues like merit pay, promotions and classroom size are subject to negotiation. The best hope for a victory...
  • In New York, Fine $250K for Failing to Use a Transgender Person’s ‘Preferred’ Pronoun

    01/07/2016 1:49:08 PM PST · by detective · 69 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 06, 2016 | Kelsey Harkness
    Raising the bar for other cities throughout the country, New York City announced "strong" and "bold" protections for transgender and gender non-conforming individuals. The new legal guidance, issued Dec. 21 by the New York City Commission on Human Rights, came as part of an expansion of the city's 2002 Human Rights Law, which protects against discrimination in a range of categories. The updated policy specifically protects transgender and gender non-conforming individuals from discrimination in areas of employment, public accommodation, and housing.
  • Is The US Criminalizing Free-Speech?

    01/05/2016 5:57:32 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 24 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 01/05/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Submitted by Judith Bergman via The Gatestone Institute, •Is this House Resolution a prelude? Has Attorney General Lynch seen the potential for someone lifting her "mantle of anti-Muslim rhetoric"? And what is "anti-Muslim rhetoric" exactly? Criticizing Islam? Debating Mohammed? Discussing whether ISIS is a true manifestation of Islam? Who decides the definition of "hate speech" against Muslims? •Of all 1,149 anti-religious hate crimes reported in the United States in 2014, only 16.1% were directed against Muslims, according to the FBI. By contrast, over half of all anti-religious hate crimes were directed against Jews – 56.8%. •Why this lopsided, discriminatory House...
  • First Amendment doesn’t let you say ‘hateful things,’ Mizzou’s new vice chancellor says

    01/05/2016 11:54:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    College Fix ^ | January 4, 2015 | Staff
    You’d think a law professor would know that the First Amendment, by its very nature, protects speech that is deeply unpopular. But the interim vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity at the University of Missouri has apparently not brushed up on the Bill of Rights since he took his position this fall.
  • Ron Paul, Donald Trump, and Libertarianism: Fantasies vs. Reality

    01/04/2016 6:53:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2016 | Jack Kerwick
    While appearing on Alan Colmes' radio show some months ago, former presidential candidate Ron Paul expressed his belief that Trump is "almost the opposite of a libertarian" candidate. Trump, according to Paul, never expresses his desire to "give you your freedom and your liberty to run your life as you choose." Rather, he in effect assures us: "I know the answers and I'm going to do this and I've done this, I've done this, this and this."Surely, Paul is on to something. That being said, the following considerations should be borne in mind. First, that Paul rejects Trump for not being a...
  • Scalia: Establishment clause doesn’t require government to favor secularism over religion

    01/04/2016 8:07:36 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/04/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Which is obvious to anyone not intentionally misreading it. The real news here is not that Antonin Scalia said this, but that it’s the slightest bit controversial. But that’s not something that happened overnight. The secular left and their media servants have spent decades pushing the idea that the establishment clause is about protecting the non-religious from maniacal Jesus freaks - especially the nightmare scenario in which the Jesus freaks get a job with any public entity and are guided in any decision by biblical principles. Scalia is a man who actually knows about the founding of the nation and...
  • States plan renewed debate on LGBT rights, religious freedom

    01/02/2016 8:13:10 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 2, 2016 11:53 AM EST | David A. Lieb
    Lawmakers in numerous states are preparing for a new round of battles over gay rights and religious freedoms in 2016 following last summer's Supreme Court ruling legalizing gay marriage. In some states, lawmakers will be pushing discrimination protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people. But other lawmakers are pushing back against the court ruling by proposing religious exemptions for nonprofits and business owners that object to gay marriage. States also could be moving in opposite directions on gun rights and abortion. ...
  • Democrats Aim to Chill Speech with House Resolution Condemning 'Hateful Rhetoric' Toward Muslims

    12/31/2015 11:10:34 AM PST · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 31, 2015 | Debra Heine
    Image courtesy Shutterstock. In the days and weeks since the Paris and San Bernardino terrorist attacks, Democrats have spent a lot of time worrying about an anti-Muslim backlash, and have proposed a House resolution to "condemn violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States" to deal with the problem. There does seem to have been an uptick in hateful incidents in the past month, although, as PJ Media's Rick Moran reported, one of the incidents turned out to be a fake hate crime. Most of the incidents are still under investigation. Still, despite Democrat hand-wringing over...
  • House Democrats Push Resolution to Condemn “Hate Speech” Against Muslims [John 5]

    12/30/2015 12:37:12 PM PST · by Jan_Sobieski · 32 replies
    Washington Standard ^ | 12/30/2015 | Tim Brown
    Once again, Congressional representatives overstep their Constitutional bounds and advance a resolution that condemns free speech, something protected in the First Amendment, which is part of the very Constitution these anti-Americans swore an oath before God to uphold. Oh, I know, they claim it is “hate speech,” but it really is targeting those who tell the truth about the religion of pieces, Islam. House Resolution 569 was introduced by Rep. Donald Beyer (D-VA), along with 82 co-sponsors introduce the resolution to condemn “violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States.” The usual gang is involved in this,...
  • ISIS Influence on Web Prompts Second Thoughts on First Amendment

    12/28/2015 4:00:17 AM PST · by Daffynition · 44 replies
    NYT ^ | Dec 27, 2015 | ERIK ECKHOLM
    It is one of the most hallowed precepts in modern constitutional law: Freedom of speech may not be curbed unless it poses a *clear and present danger* ~ an actual, imminent threat, not the mere advocacy of harmful acts or ideas. But in response to the Islamic State*s success in grooming jihadists over the Internet, some legal scholars are asking whether it is time to reconsider that constitutional line.
  • Massachusetts Court is Forcing Catholic Schools to Hire Homosexuals

    12/23/2015 11:03:20 AM PST · by xzins · 34 replies
    Young Conservatives ^ | December 23, 2015 | Michael Cantrell
    The First Amendment right to freedom of religion seems to be utterly meaningless to liberals in government today as they continue to make rulings that are the equivalent of ripping the Constitution to pieces and wiping their backsides with it. Courts in Massachusetts are now telling Catholic schools they have no choice but to hire homosexuals, despite the fact doing so goes against their beliefs. This is exactly why separation of church and state exists. Not to keep God out of government, but government out of the church. From Christian News: A state court in Massachusetts has ruled that a...
  • Armored Federal Agents Raid Texas Secessionist Meeting.

    03/03/2015 8:48:16 AM PST · by grumpygresh · 26 replies
    patdollard.com ^ | 3/1/15 | Jack Flash
    In a deliberate show of force, federal and local police forces raided a political meeting in Texas, fingerprinting and photographing all attendees as well as confiscating all cell phones and personal recording devices. Members of the Republic of Texas, a seccession movement dedicated to restoring Texas as an independent constitutional republic, had gathered Feb. 14 in a Bryan, Texas, meeting hall along with public onlookers. They were debating issues of currency, international relations and celebrating the birthday of one of their oldest members.
  • Yale Students Sign Petition To Repeal First Amendment

    12/21/2015 4:20:05 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 25 replies
    The Inquisitr ^ | December 17, 2015 | Aric Mitchell
    Yale students are either going to be very embarrassed by what conservative filmmaker Ami Horowitz just did to them, or they’re going to nod their heads in agreement. Whatever the reaction, the American purists among you are liable to be downright frightened. For what reason, you ask? In short, because of how many Yale students saw no problem with getting rid of the First Amendment — the amendment that entitles Americans to freedom of speech, religion, and assembly as well as a free press and the freedom to petition. Speaking of that word — petition — Horowitz was able to...
  • Muslim scholar tied to pro-Hamas group, radical cleric visits White House

    06/26/2013 7:10:01 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 6 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | 6/26/2013
    A Muslim scholar whose group supports Hamas, who has urged the U.N. to criminalize blasphemy and who is the deputy of an Egyptian cleric banned from the U.S. over his radical statements was able to secure a visit at the White House earlier this month. A report from The Investigative Project on Terrorism uncovered a statement on the website of Sheikh Abdullah Bin Bayyah claiming he met June 13 with Obama administration officials in Washington. Bin Bayyah is vice president of the International Union of Muslim Scholars, a group founded by Egyptian cleric Yusuf Qaradawi -- a Muslim Brotherhood leader...
  • How to Respond to Prayer Shaming

    12/19/2015 9:18:14 PM PST · by TBP · 17 replies
    Acculturated.com ^ | December 15 | R.J. Moeller
    So what are well-intentioned people of faith supposed to do? How does one respond to the incessant onslaught of negativity, criticism and legal action aimed at those who choose to make their religious convictions known in the public square? Perhaps a good place to start would be the example set by the young men of the Naperville Central High School football team in suburban Chicago. After representatives from The Freedom from Religion Foundation filed a complaint against Coach Mike Stine’s voluntary practice of allowing players who want to to gather on the field and pray before games, senior player Daniel...
  • Yale fail: Ivy leaguers sign 'petition' to repeal First Amendment

    12/16/2015 5:34:47 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/16/2015
    Trigger warning! This story and video may be unsuitable viewing for the “safe space” crowd. Looking to understand just how controversial the debate over free speech on our college campuses really is, filmmaker and satirist Ami Horowitz recently traveled to Yale University, one of our nation’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning, to speak directly to students. “I decided to take this campus free speech debate to its logical conclusion,” said Horowitz, who asked students if they’d sign a petition calling for an outright repeal of the First Amendment. “The result was this unbelievable display of total stupidity.” In fact,...
  • Schools continue to grapple with 'Huckleberry Finn'

    12/11/2015 7:32:03 PM PST · by markomalley · 69 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 12/11/15 | Justine McDaniel
    After The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was published in 1885, the book was boycotted in some places in the United States for portraying friendship between a black man and a white boy."In its time, it was derided and censored," said Deborah Caldwell-Stone, deputy director of the American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, which tracks challenges to books.Today, Mark Twain's classic - about a boy who flees his abusive father and travels down the Mississippi River with an escaped slave - is still sometimes challenged in American schools, but for nearly the opposite reason: its liberal use of the N-word...
  • ISLAMISTS & LEFTISTS CHASE College Republicans Out of Their Own Movie Screening (Video)

    06/08/2013 2:42:02 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 56 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | May 31, 2013 | jim hoft
    Portland State University College Republicans screened the film Obsession this week at a campus event. The film focuses radical Islams fascination and war with western civilization. During the screening a large contingent of socialists and Muslims stormed into the room and interrupted the show. The Islamo-leftists intimidate and shout down the College Republicans, effectively bullying them out of their own campus event. Then the videographer was escorted out of the public event.
  • Free Speech Under Siege In America

    12/11/2015 12:54:49 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 13 replies
    Forbes ^ | December 11, 2015 | George Leef
    There used to be a strong consensus in America that people were entitled to speak their minds. That was not just because the First Amendment stated that government was not permitted to punish people for arguing their beliefs or to censor their writings if they disturbed those in power. Most Americans thought that free speech was one of the "blessings of liberty" that made our nation exceptional. Sure, many people would say and write terribly mistaken or dangerous things, but it was vastly better to argue with them than to try silencing them. Sadly, that laissez-faire approach to speech is...
  • State Department To Downplay Religious Oppression

    07/18/2012 5:01:08 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 2 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 18, 2012
    Rights: The U.S. government no longer includes religious freedom in its annual Human Rights Report. We won't embarrass anyone by pointing to burnt out churches abroad while suppressing religious liberty at home. The declared reason for dropping the coverage is to avoid duplicating another document, the annual Report on International Religious Freedom. We suspect the reason is that an administration that's been apologetic about our leadership role in world affairs no longer wants to offend those nations who tolerate or even foster assaults on religious liberty, even as the administration suppresses it at home. The Pew Research Center has produced...
  • Supreme Court Frieze Brings Objection (Muhammad Image)

    05/06/2015 8:39:17 AM PDT · by FR_addict · 49 replies
    .washingtonpost.com ^ | March 8, 1997 | Tamara Jones and Michael O'Sullivan
    Offended by a depiction of the Prophet Muhammad etched in marble inside the U.S. Supreme Court chamber, a coalition of Muslim organizations is quietly pushing to have the artwork sandblasted into propriety. A petition signed by 16 groups across the country has asked that the larger-than-life frieze of great lawgivers be altered "in the spirit of religious tolerance and pluralism" because Islamic tradition discourages artistic renderings of people, and showing the face of Muhammad is considered particularly offensive. The Supreme Court refused to comment publicly on the controversy, but coalition spokesman Nihad Awad said there already has been one "fruitful"...
  • Google’s chairman wants algorithms to censor the internet for "Hate" speech.

    12/08/2015 11:15:14 AM PST · by MarchonDC09122009 · 34 replies
    Google’s chairman wants algorithms to censor the internet for hate speech - Quartz In an op-ed for The New York Times (paywall), Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Google, inserted himself directly into the middle of a heated debate about the line between fighting terrorism’s online reach and internet censorship. “It’s our responsibility to demonstrate that stability and free expression go hand in hand,” he writes. “We should build tools to help de-escalate tensions on social media—sort of like spell-checkers, but for hate and harassment.” His words came just after Hillary Clinton, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, called...
  • Viral Video: Combat veteran challenges gun grabbers to sacrifice their 1st Amendment rights

    12/05/2015 7:03:02 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 5 Dec, 2015 | William A. Jacobson
    If this was "about your First Amendment rights, would you still have the same opinion that we don't need that any more either?"
  • Atheist Murderer Was Big Fan of Rachel Maddow and Bill Nye the Science Guy

    12/04/2015 11:04:21 AM PST · by TBP · 4 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | December 2, 2015 | Gary DeMar
    There's a good chance that some link to a motive can be found for every murder. Hillary Clinton and Co. said that a video was responsible for Benghazi. Satirical cartoons were responsible for the Charlie Hebdo terrorist acts. Where did Robert Lewis Dear hear about the "baby parts" if (1) he lived off the grid with no electricity and (2) since very few news outlets reported on the Planned Parenthood videos? "Craig Stephens Hicks, an atheist who killed three Muslims in North Carolina in February, was supposedly a big fan of Rachel Maddow and Bill Nye the Science Guy. It...
  • Obama’s Winter Holiday In Amerika: “Merry Safe-Place”

    12/03/2015 6:50:01 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 12-3-2015 | MOTUS
    I don’t know about you, butt I’ve heard enough about the Muslim killers. It may not be enough for Barry, butt when you leave home with your wife, body armor, high capacity arms and a GoPro, I’m 100% certain you aren’t making a holiday YouTube for the family. So what do you say we discuss the complete transformation of America instead. Here’s a good example: this year’s traditional gingerbread replica of the White House as prepared by the new White House pastry chef, Susie Morrison, who replaced (old white guy) pastry chef Bill Yosses last year.Chef Yosses old white guy...
  • Smith College protesters ban reporters who don’t ‘articulate their solidarity’

    11/19/2015 1:44:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 19, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Hundreds of Smith College students gathered Wednesday to voice solidarity with University of Missouri protesters, only journalists were reportedly barred from the event unless sympathetic to the cause. A sit-in from noon to midnight at the Northampton, Massachusetts, campus reportedly drew 300 to 500 students and Black Lives Matter activists who chanted and shared their own experiences with racism and discrimination. Similar to rules enforced at the University of Missouri and other campuses nationwide, media members were not allowed to cover the Smith College sit-in unless they openly supported the movement, MassLive reported.
  • Im a pedophile, youre the monsters: My week inside the vile right-wing hate machine

    10/03/2015 1:30:30 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 107 replies
    Salon ^ | 9/30/2015
    My pedophilia essay outraged the right. My attempt to humanize a real problem brought out their nastiest rage My article Im A Pedophile, But Not a Monster was published last week and it has been a whirlwind since. Ive spent days doing radio interviews, even an appearance on TV (HLNs Dr. Drew on Call), but mainly just answering the hundreds of emails that have poured in. Yes, the vast majority of them have been supportive. While there has been a visible backlash, predominantly from the political right, in private it has been a different story. This piece has generated debate...
  • Liberal, Salon.com Pedophile Calls Me Out! But Now Ive Dug Into His Past

    09/30/2015 3:39:33 PM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 27 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 08/30/2015 | Steven Crowder
    (IMAGES/SCREENSHOTS ARE AVAILABLE AT THE LINK. COULDN'T POST THEM HERE) Well, Todd Nickerson the pedophile has responded to the right wing vile backlash he got for coming out to the world as someone whos sexually attracted to children. Sorry Im not sorry. If youre sexually attracted to children, youre a sick bastard. And not one for whom I have much, shall we say tolerance? He called me out by name..ish: Then theres Alex Crowders lunacy by way of Alex Jones: No, Salon.com, I Dont Need to Understand the Plight of Pedophiles. Again, the implication in the very title is that...
  • Salon.com Looks to Normalize Pedophilia

    09/25/2015 4:58:51 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 45 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9/23/2015 | Tim Brown
    Salon.com recently posted an article on their website titled, "I'm a pedophile, but not a monster." It included the byline "I'm attracted to children but unwilling to act on it. Before judging me harshly, would you be willing to listen?" Todd Nickerson is the author and yes, he honestly and openly admits to being a pedophile. "My name is Todd Nickerson, and I'm a pedophile," he wrote. "Does that surprise you? Yeah, not many of us are willing to share our story, for good reason. To confess a sexual attraction to children is to lay claim to the most reviled...
  • Amherst College students protest free speech fliers, seek punishment for offenders

    11/13/2015 1:24:14 PM PST · by jazusamo · 91 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 13, 2015 | Jessica Chasmar
    Student protesters at Amherst College issued a list of demands Thursday which include disciplinary action and mandatory "racial and cultural competency" training for students behind a series of signs on campus that lamented the death of free speech. The group Amherst Uprising is demanding that university President Biddy Martin issue a statement saying the university does "not tolerate the actions of student(s) who posted the 'All Lives Matter' posters, and the 'Free Speech' posters," which charged that the First Amendment was the "true victim" of the University of Missouri protests, The Daily Beast reported. The students demanded that the people...
  • Paraphrase of the Week

    11/13/2015 7:48:46 AM PST · by NOBO2012
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 11-13-2015 | MOTUS
    And this week’s award goes to…Mona Charen: There was a much-beloved quote circulated among leftists, often attributed to Sinclair Lewis, that “when fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” In light of recent episodes of mob action on American campuses, the quote needs updating: When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in “diversity” and demanding “safe spaces.” - H/T Doug Ross Mona continues on to imply that making a mockery of higher education by offering courses on Martha Stewart’s “whiteness” and Fifty Shades of Gray might contribute to students lack...
  • Missouri Student VP: I'm Tired Of Hearing People Use First Amendment Rights...

    11/11/2015 11:34:27 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 43 replies
    To Create "Hostile" Atmosphere Brenda Smith-Lezama, vice president of the Missouri Students Association, appeared on MSNBC Tuesday afternoon to express her disdain at people using their First Amendment rights to create a "hostile" and "unsafe" learning environment. Smith-Lezama advocated for a safe space for "healing" rather than "experiencing a lot of hate." MSNBC host Thomas Roberts asked Smith-Lezama to respond to a professor who "complained" universities are becoming intolerant of opposing views. "One professor complained universities are becoming places of prohibition," Roberts said. "What's your feeling? Do you believe that's a place we are heading for American campuses now? "...
  • ACLU: Missouri needs to protect students' free speech rights

    11/11/2015 5:15:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 11, 2015 4:36 PM EST | Summer Ballentine and Alan Scher Zagier
    Free speech advocates are expressing concern that instructions from University of Missouri police on how students should report "hateful and/or hurtful" speech could stifle legitimate differences of opinion. [...] The university's student conduct code prohibits harassment, which it defines as "unwelcome verbal or physical conduct" against "actual or perceived membership in a protected class ... that creates a hostile environment." The conduct code also forbids bullying, retaliation and threatening or intimidating behaviors. The American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri responded with a statement calling for the university to not compromise the right to free expression in its efforts to fight...
  • Kentucky’s governor-elect just granted Kim Davis a major victory

    11/10/2015 12:37:23 PM PST · by wagglebee · 47 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | 11/10/15 | Ben Johnson
    FRANKFORT, KY, November 9, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - On December 8, Kentucky will have a new governor, and Kim Davis will have a chance to do her job without denying her faith. Governor-elect Matt Bevin has promised that he will change the state's marriage forms, removing the name of the county clerk entirely - the reform Davis had pleaded with state lawmakers to enact before spending five days in jail. Davis, the clerk of Rowan County in eastern Kentucky, is a born again Christian who believes participating in a same-sex "marriage" would make her guilty of a major sin. Before the...
  • Media Silent as Muslim Bakeries Refuse to Bake Cakes for Gay Weddings

    11/05/2015 2:22:40 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies
    GOPUSA ^ | November 5, 2015 | Staff
    Muslim bakeries in Michigan refused to bake cakes for gay weddings. You would think that would be news like Memories Pizza refusing to cater gay weddings. Nope, Muslims are part of the liberal media protected class. If Muslims want to follow their own religious beliefs and not bake cakes for gay weddings, you don't hear any big outcry of 'homophobia.' Instead, these Muslim bakeries in Michigan are given a pass to practice their religion as they see fit, unlike Christians. Watch the following video from Steven Crowder going into a few Dearboorn Muslim bakeries and asking them to make a...