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  • Liberals Hate Free Speech When We Presume To Use It

    10/07/2019 1:39:44 PM PDT · by billorites · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | October 7, 2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    I have a confession to make: I hate the pseudo-conservative scribblings of David French with the same kind of smoldering loathing I reserve for foot fungus, movies about spunky young women who triumph over the patriarchy, and the music of Maroon 5. With rare exceptions explicable due only to the vagaries of chance, I hate his prose, his premises, his conclusions and his insufferable fussiness. I contend that his writings are fit only to be served up to traitors and terrorists at Gitmo to wring out confessions, and the only thing I enjoy about his terrible, terrible views is that...
  • NYC threatens up to $250G in fines for using terms like 'illegal alien,' threatening to call ICE

    09/28/2019 7:08:02 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 57 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 28, 2019 | Sam Dorman
    New York City's Commission on Human Rights announced on Thursday that residents could face up to $250,000 in fines if they use terms such as "illegal alien ... with intent to demean, humiliate or harass a person." "Hate has no place here," a tweet from the City of New York read. The city's announcement ticked off a list of offensive ways to address immigrants -- including threatening to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or harassing someone for their "limited English proficiency." "Threatening to call ICE when motivated by discrimination, derogatory use of the term 'illegal alien,' and discrimination based...
  • Sumner County man claims First Amendment rights violated after citation for car sticker

    09/28/2019 6:13:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 49 replies
    Fox 17 ^ | 26 September, 2019 | Kathleen Serie
    A Sumner County man is claiming his first amendment rights have been violated after Sheriff’s Department deputies cited him for an obscene car sticker. It shows two rifles sandwiching the letters “U” and “C,” followed by the words “Gun Control.”According to the official citation, law enforcement says the message spells out the “F word."Nicholas Ennis says it’s been on his truck for about a year. “It’s got the symbol of a M-16 at the front and a symbol of an AK-47 at the end of it. The only thing you see on it is U-C gun control and two guns,”...
  • 28% of Democrats Want to Outlaw Membership in the NRA

    09/22/2019 6:05:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 66 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 20 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    In a Rasmussen poll conducted on September 5th and 8th, 2019, 28% of Democrats in the sample of 1,000 likely voters thought Americans should be prohibited, by law, from belonging to the National Rifle Association, or other groups that support enforcement of Second Amendment rights. From rasmussenreports.com: The National Rifle Association is America’s largest gun rights organization with more than five million members. But a sizable number of Democrats views it as a terrorist group and believes it should be against the law for Americans to belong to pro-gun rights organizations like the NRA. I have written about the mindset...
  • The Warren Court Said That 1A Denigrated the Right Of Officials to Sue For Libel. That was WRONG.

    09/16/2019 7:26:53 PM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 10 replies
    Self ^ | 9/14/2019 | Self
    Antonin Scalia pointed out that the Bill of Rights was not enacted to change anyone’s rights. At all. The Bill of Rights was created not to change anyone's rights but to set in concrete the already established rights of the people. That is explicitly the burden of the Ninth Amendment: The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people. And where the First Amendment refers to “the” freedom . . . of the press, it explicitly means that freedom of the press as it existed in 1787...
  • Wheaton College students sue Chicago after being told they can't evangelize in park

    09/19/2019 8:30:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/19/2019 | Samuel Smith
    Four student evangelists from Wheaton College in Illinois are suing the Chicago city government over a set of rules that they say are restricting their freedom of speech and religion at a popular park. The students are members of the Chicago Evangelism Team sponsored by the Office of Christian Outreach at Wheaton College, an evangelical institution based in the Chicago suburbs. The students contend they have faced opposition and at times have been prohibited by security from evangelizing at Millennium Park, a 24-acre downtown venue that hosts a range of activities including concerts, theatre, dance performances, art shows, and nature...
  • Judge Denies AG’s Request for Gag Order Censoring Pro-Life Reporting on Bogus Trial of David...

    09/12/2019 12:41:44 PM PDT · by Morgana · 10 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | SEPT. 11, 2019 | Steven Ertelt, Micaiah Bilger
    FULL TITLE: Judge Denies AG’s Request for Gag Order Censoring Pro-Life Reporting on Bogus Trial of David Daleiden A judge has denied the California Attorney General’s Office’s request for a court gag order Tuesday that could prevent the public from learning the truth about David Daleiden’s shocking undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood. Daleiden and Sandra Merritt face 15 politically-motivated felony charges for invasion of privacy in California after they exposed Planned Parenthood’s allegedly illegal sales of aborted baby body parts. Their preliminary hearing began last week with a witness for the abortion industry admitting that the Center for Medical Progress...
  • Senator Majority Leader McConnell, Do something: Protect the Bill of Rights!

    09/07/2019 7:29:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    In a recent editorial, the Washington Post calls on Senate Majority Leader McConnell to “Do something.” The editorial lists names of people killed in the last 20 years in mass public murders that involve guns. All of them easily fit on less than one page of the Post. The writer calls for action, out of emotion, and nothing else but emotion. From the Washington post: The list below, far from comprehensive, is tragic, in part, because it is so far from inevitable. No, no single law would end gun violence. But there are reasonable, obvious measures that would help....
  • Don’t Destroy First Amendment to Stop Mass Public Killings

    09/06/2019 4:53:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 September, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- We are in the midst of a cluster of public mass murder. Such clusters are created and promoted, in large part, by media coverage of the events, which normalize them. The media coverage provides unstable individuals with permission, templates for action, scenarios, and tactics. Reason magazine produced a podcast with the foremost expert on mass murder/rampage events, Northeastern University criminologist James Alan Fox, on August 14, 2019. Fox has published 18 books, dozens of journal and magazine articles, and hundreds of newspaper columns. The podcast is well worth the time to listen. Fox, who has studied the...
  • A new dogma has turned beliefs that once seemed common sense into hate crimes. [tr]

    09/01/2019 9:43:31 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 41 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 8-31-19 | Douglas Murray
    ---- The question of what exactly we are meant to do now – other than get rich and have fun – was going to have to be answered by something. The answer that has presented itself in recent years has been to live in a permanent state of outrage. To find meaning by waging constant war against anybody who seems to be on the wrong side of a question to which the answer has only just been altered. ---- The interpretation of the world through the lens of ‘social justice’ and ‘identity group politics’ is probably the most audacious and...
  • Democratic Party embraces nonreligious voters, criticizes 'religious liberty' in new resolution

    08/29/2019 12:05:14 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 08/29/2019 | Caleb Parke
    The Democratic National Committee (DNC) passed a resolution Saturday praising the values of “religiously unaffiliated” Americans as the “largest religious group within the Democratic Party.” The resolution, which was unanimously passed at the DNC’s summer meeting on Aug. 24 in San Francisco, Calif., was championed by the Secular Coalition of America, an organization that lobbies on behalf of atheists, agnostics, and humanists on public policy. The group celebrated the DNC’s move as the first time a major party “embraced American nonbelievers.” “Religiously unaffiliated Americans overwhelmingly share the Democratic Party’s values,” said the resolution, which adds they should advocate for “rational...
  • Gov't can't force Christians to make gay wedding videos, appeals court rules

    08/26/2019 8:53:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/26/2019 | Michael Gryboski
    An appeals court has ruled in favor of a Christian couple who oversee a film company that were told by Minnesota officials that they must film same-sex weddings despite religious objections. A three judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit decided last Friday that the Minnesota Human Rights Act violated the First Amendment rights of Carl and Angel Larsen of Telescope Media Group. The decision largely overturned a lower court ruling against the Larsens and remanded their request for an injunction against the MHRA back to the district court level. Circuit Judge David Stras,...
  • When Did Freedom of Conscience Become Remarkable?

    08/23/2019 3:52:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 23, 2019 | James Gottry
    More than two years ago, the Kentucky Court of Appeals issued what should have been an unremarkable ruling in what should have been an unremarkable case.Of course, if that were so, the Kentucky Supreme Court would not be hearing arguments today in the same case, Lexington-Fayette Urban County Human Rights Commission v. Hands On Originals.The question before the court is whether the government can force the owner of a promotional print shop to create shirts with messages that violate his faith. The core issue, however, goes much deeper than cotton-poly blends and silk screening. Must Americans surrender their First Amendment rights of...
  • Pamela Geller speaks at the Women's National Republican Club in NYC 8/15/19

    08/17/2019 7:50:34 PM PDT · by firebrand · 6 replies
    YouTube ^ | 8/17/19 | me
    This is the event that Eventbrite backed out of after a protest from CAIR. The courageous Young Republican Club of NYC and the Women's National Republican Club went on with the event anyway and it was a smashing success. The "protest" outside was a distinct failure. Some members of FR provided security for Pamela's event at Ground Zero back in the day, the protest that helped to prevent a mosque being built on the site of the World Trade Center destruction.
  • SHOCK FOOTAGE: Pro-Life Leader HANDCUFFED At Presidential Debates

    08/02/2019 6:28:51 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Created Equal Films ^ | AUG 1, 2019 | Created Equal Films
    SHOCK FOOTAGE: Pro-Life Leader HANDCUFFED At Presidential Debates Created Equal brought the victims of abortion to Detroit, MI for the Presidential Debates. While there we were unlawfully harassed by police officers in the name of safety. Police enforced double standards and did not treat any of the other viewpoints as harshly as they treated the anti-abortion message and those who delivered it. The job of the police is to uphold the rule of law. Created Equal is grateful for many police officers who take up this mantle with integrity, but in this case they acted out unlawfully on more than...
  • Attacks on Conservative Speech Take Many Forms

    07/23/2019 3:50:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23 | Ken Blackwell
    Looking over the frenzied political landscape in America today, one marred by constant clashes between right and left, a single issue rises above the rest. In many areas of public life, conservatives – their words, their views and values – are under assault. Conservative speech is under direct attack by ultra-left, radical activists who are methodically expunging conservative speech and conservative ideas from public discourse.This threat to the First Amendment and to the sharing of viewpoints held by roughly half of all Americans, is taking many forms but is often paired with harsh threats and actual acts of violence directed...
  • Senators Introduce Resolution to Label Antifa ‘Domestic Terrorists’

    07/21/2019 1:44:09 PM PDT · by RArtfulogerDodger · 53 replies
    Breitbart.Com ^ | Juy 21, 2019 | Amy Furr
    Senators Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) introduced a resolution Thursday that would label Antifa a “domestic terrorist organization.” “Whereas members of Antifa, because they believe that free speech is equivalent to violence, have used threats of violence in the pursuit of suppressing opposing political ideologies,” the resolution states. The resolution continues....:
  • Judge Upholds David Daleiden’s 1st Amendment Right to Expose Planned Parenthood Aborted Baby...

    07/19/2019 2:30:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 26 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | July 18, 2019 | Steven Ertelt
    FULL TITLE: Judge Upholds David Daleiden’s 1st Amendment Right to Expose Planned Parenthood Aborted Baby Part Sales Undercover investigator David Daleiden has been vindicated in court today against the bogus lawsuit Planned Parenthood filed after his videos exposed the abortion giant for selling aborted baby parts. Daleiden has maintained from the beginning that he and the Center for Medical Progress followed all applicable laws in the course of its investigative journalism and that the lawsuit was politically-motivated retribution as opposed to a suit based on legitimate damages. In a big victory for the First Amendment freedoms of citizen journalists on...
  • The Democrat Solution for Critics – Jail the Offenders

    07/15/2019 2:39:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2016 | John Dempsey
    Anyone who criticizes Democrats online should be thrown into jail – at least according to Democratic Florida Representative Frederica Wilson. Wilson told some of her constituents while speaking to them in Homestead, Florida that people who make fun of congress members online should be prosecuted. “Those people who are online, making fun of members of congress are a disgrace. We’re gonna shut them down and work with whomever it is to shut them down, and they should be prosecuted. You cannot intimidate members of congress, frighten members of congress. It’s against the law, and it’s a shame in this United...
  • The Supreme Court Clinches Multiple Wins for Liberty

    07/13/2019 5:56:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 12, 2019 | James Burling
    The just-ended Supreme Court term went exceedingly well for individual liberty. From property rights to government agencies to offensive words, there were triumphs for individual rights and a pushback against the encroaching regulatory state.Take property rights, for example. When rural Scott Township, Pennsylvania, told the public it could trespass across Rose Knick’s 90 acres of farmland to look for alleged graves, she could get no relief out of state court. But, when she went to federal court arguing that the town took an easement across her property, she was again rebuffed based on a 34-year-old Supreme Court precedent — Williamson...