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  • D.C. Free Speech Rally: Patriots Demonstrate Against Leftism, 'Alt-Lite'

    06/27/2017 7:41:44 PM PDT · by ResistanceMedia ^ | June 27, 2017
    Sunday, June 25, between 200 and 250 conservatives, libertarians, White Nationalists, and yes, a few actual fascists joined together for a free speech rally on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC. Speeches, lasting for around two hours, included James Allsup, Jason Kessler, Irma Hinojosa, Richard Spencer, and others. The rally was held at the bottom of the steps, near the Reflecting Pool and police barricades separated attendees from counterprotesters with the DC Socialist Worker's Party and other left-wing groups, whose numbers peaked at no more than 50. Counterprotesters carried signs with platitudes like "Diversity Makes America Great."...
  • Supreme Court: Blocking church daycare from state funding unconstitutional [7-2]

    06/26/2017 7:54:09 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 50 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jun 26, 2017, 10:21 AM | Ryan Lovelace
    The Supreme Court ruled Monday that Missouri's decision to prevent a church-operated daycare and preschool from receiving funding from a state program was unconstitutional Chief Justice John Roberts wrote the Supreme Court's 7-2 opinion, which reversed the federal appeals court's ruling and sent the case back to the lower court for additional proceedings. The dispute in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer involved a state program that provided funding to nonprofits to resurface playgrounds, which ran into conflict with a provision of the Missouri Constitution that blocks public funds from directly or indirectly assisting any church, sect or religion.
  • Jameson Parker (vanity)

    06/26/2017 4:51:40 AM PDT · by MacMattico · 39 replies
    So I was surfing around the net and came across Yes, AJ from Simon nad Simon. In 1992 he was shot and seriously injured but obviously recovered. His blog was interesting in that he is very pro-first and second amendment, talks about how our kids aren't being taught about government and although he is pretty disgusted with Washington as a whole (aren't we all) he seems pro-Trump and furious over the democrats (including Nancy Pelosi) and their reaction to the Steve Scalise shooting. I didn't expect this from a Cali celeb. My teenage crush may be back! I was...
  • Supreme Court rules trademark law banning offensive names is unconstitutional

    06/19/2017 7:51:52 AM PDT · by CFW · 31 replies ^ | 6/19/2017 | Bill Mears & AP
    unconstitutional Published June 19, 2017 Fox News The Supreme Court ruled Monday that a federal trademark law banning offensive names is unconstitutional, siding with a rock band whose name had been deemed racially disparaging by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office.
  • California vs. Pro-Life Pregnancy Clinics

    06/17/2017 9:01:49 AM PDT · by Architect of Paradise · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | June 16, 2017 | Sapna Rampersaud
    Three pro-life, faith-based nonprofit clinics in California are suing the state’s attorney general, Xavier Becerra, for infringing on their First Amendment rights. These clinics — LivingWell Medical Clinic, Inc.; Pregnancy Care Center of the North Coast, Inc.; and Confidence Pregnancy Center, Inc. — offer free unplanned-pregnancy-related services to hundreds of women each year. It would be against their deeply held beliefs to advocate abortion. But California law requires them to. Since 2015, the California Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency (FACT) Act has required certain pregnancy clinics to notify their patients that the state offers free and low-cost abortions...
  • Shameful! Trump Nominee Attacked for Following Teachings of Christ

    06/10/2017 4:56:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | June 10, 2017 | Todd Starnes
    First they came for the wedding planners and the bakers. Then they came for the Catholic farmers and the Baptist high school valedictorians. And now, the secularists are coming after the evangelical public servants.On Wednesday, Russell Vought, President Trump’s nominee to be deputy director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, was viciously attacked by Sen. Bernie Sanders over his Christian faith.Sen. Sanders deemed Vought unsuitable for office because he believes that salvation is found alone through Jesus Christ. He said someone with that kind of a religious belief system is “really not someone who this country is...
  • Genital Mutilation Religious Freedom - Sub- Set of a Greater Issue

    05/25/2017 7:15:33 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 7 replies
    Conmonsense | Anonymoys
    So, you're the palace steward of the Caliph of the Ottoman Empire. You have to manage a big haram. You need big strong men with no gonads and no sexual organs to manage your human zoo of sexual chattels.This is a matter of your religious freedom. It is your tradition that some people are masters -- the Caliph -- and some are slaves. It is based upon the freedom of your religious tradition that Allah is a slavemaster, and all humans, even the Caliph, are slaves.The inability to perform the orchiectomy surgery upon some non-voluntary male subjects is central to...
  • U.S. Citizens Want to Know if Erdogan Ordered Them Attacked at D.C. Protest

    05/19/2017 1:54:56 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 18 replies
    American activists opposed to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan want to know if he personally ordered the violent disruption of a protest Tuesday in the U.S. capital, and say President Donald Trump needs to stand up for them. Video released Thursday shows that Erdogan watched his supporters, including members of his security detail, charge toward protesters in the grassy Sheridan Circle, punching and kicking them before police restored order. Just before chaos erupted, an aide bent over Erdogan, who was seated in the back seat of a car in the driveway of the Turkish ambassador's home. The aide communicated with...
  • California Attorney General Targets Political Nonprofits

    05/04/2017 8:05:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 6 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | May 3, 2017 | by Don Thompson
    California's new attorney general said Wednesday that he plans to target political nonprofit organizations that he said mislead donors and influence campaigns. Attorney General Xavier Becerra put some political nonprofits in the same category as those that scam veterans or the elderly with false promises in a bid for contributions. "The last thing I think most people want to find out is that all these groups that are getting tax breaks because they are not-for-profit are actually going out there and influencing our political system," he said. That benefits donors, who can write off their contributions as charitable tax deductions,...
  • Suck it Up, Buttercups! America is Our Safe Space, Even for Hate Speech (Which Doesn’t Exist)

    05/01/2017 6:49:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | May 1, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    Fresh off our First Amendment victory in Berkeley, California’s Trump supporters and conservatives around the country rallied to hear President Trump’s 100 Days Celebration Speech. You know what? He’s doing a great job. Of course, there are critics. One libertarian-leaning millennial friend of me complained about how Trump spends so much time gloating over accomplishments. My retort? His accomplishments are mine—are our victories. Second, people can pound their chests when they have done great things—Michael Jordan could trash-talk the best on the court because he ended up besting them. Finally, I quipped: “If you don’t like, don’t listen. First...
  • Opposing groups clash, march on 82nd Avenue after parade cancellation; 3 arrested

    04/29/2017 8:11:37 PM PDT · by Tarantulas · 12 replies
    KATU Portland Oregon ^ | Saturday, April 29th 2017 | Staff
    Portland Police officers dressed in riot gear patrolled the march, and worked to keep the opposing groups on opposite sides of the street despite several cases of "intermingling." Officers said they saw demonstrators with guns, improvised weapons, and defensive gear in the area, but no violence was reported. Police did, however, arrest one person wearing a pumpkin outfit for disorderly conduct. The person was later identified as a man named Luis Marquez. Officers say they found a collapsable baton on Marquez.
  • Counter protests underway in Berkeley; 2 arrested

    04/27/2017 2:05:38 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | April 27, 2017 | by Rick Hurd
    BERKELEY — Hundreds of police patrolled UC Berkeley and a downtown park as counter demonstrations began Thursday after Ann Coulter canceled a speech on campus. As of 1 p.m., the university said there were two arrests. One person was arrested for carrying a knife on campus and a man was arrested for obstructing or delaying a police officer, wearing a mask and giving false identification to an officer. The International Socialist Organization called for members to meet at noon at the corner of Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue. That group claimed on its Facebook page that Coulter is a racist...
  • Are violent demonstrations acceptable political speech? Democrat Congresswoman thought so

    04/24/2017 11:57:23 AM PDT · by VegasVictor · 15 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | April 24, 2017 | Victor Joecks
    CARSON CITY — In her speech to the Nevada Legislature last week, Rep. Dina Titus, D-Nev., said violent protests on college campuses are responses to Donald Trump’s presidency and proposed budget. She also included violent protests in a list of ways people are “coming together” to oppose Trump. “It’s not just people from around the world who are concerned (about Trump’s budget proposal),” said Titus. “Here at home we see people coming together in ways that we haven’t witnessed in a long time. There are rallies. There are protests. There are neighborhood events. We’ve had a women’s march, a tax...
  • Howard Dean Doubles Down on Misinterpretation of First Amendment

    04/24/2017 9:21:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | April 24, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former Vermont governor and Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean offered his flawed interpretation of the First Amendment last week during the Ann Coulter-Berkeley controversy. The school cancelled Coulter's scheduled appearance on campus after they decided the conservative speaker would create too dangerous of an environment. They then re-invited her, but rescheduled her speech. Coulter insists she's coming on the original date - this Thursday. Between all the back and forth, Dean defended Berkeley's initial decision to nix the speech, tweeting that "hate speech" is not protected by the Constitution. Putting aside the fact that Dean thinks conservatism amounts to hate speech, Guy explained just how wrong Dean was -...
  • Religious Liberty Order May Be Coming Down the Pike, Says Former Trump Advisor

    04/24/2017 6:08:18 AM PDT · by Mafe · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/20/2017 | Michael Horn
    "LGBT agenda will be unhinged." A new religious liberty executive order protecting Christians from the onslaught of former community organizer Barack Obama's radical LGBT agenda may be in the works soon, says former Donald Trump advisor Ken Blackwell. “My anticipation is that we will see an Executive Order and it will be more than window dressing,” Blackwell, senior fellow for Human Rights and Constitutional Governance at the Family Research Council, told LifeSiteNews, predicting that Obama's “aggressive LGBT agenda will be unhinged." “We have a great plan to attack the administrative state,” he said. “We will have to be very meticulous...
  • Is Ann Coulter The Last Conservative With Guts?

    04/23/2017 5:07:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | April 23, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    There’s an important lesson for conservatives in the news this week, if they’re willing to learn from it. Appeasement always fails. Always. Throughout history people have been desperate to avoid conflict. Many are willing to do anything to stave off a fight. In politics it is no different. Corporations have spent untold millions in “donations” to radical environmental groups or hustlers such as Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton in the hope of buying some goodwill should any unexpected controversy arise. It’s never worked. When something went wrong, as it always does, or some controversy (real or contrived) breaks, the very...
  • Get Up Stand Up: Stand Up For Your Rights

    04/10/2017 7:34:15 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 4-10-17 | MOTUS
    Campus protest in the 60’s has somehow morphed into “Shut It Down!” chantsThis is deeply disturbing: yet another campus incident of censorship, A throng of angry protesters converged at Claremont McKenna College on Thursday and effectively shut down a pro-police speech as they surrounded the building, forcing the speaker to give the talk via livestream to a near-empty room as they yelled “F*ck the police” and “Black Lives Matter” and banged on windows. – The College Fix This time the target was Heather MacDonald a Manhattan Institute scholar and author of the 2016 book The War on Cops. Some of...
  • ‘I Engaged My Rage’ Says Student Who Destroyed Anti-Abortion Signs

    04/07/2017 8:41:54 AM PDT · by kevcol · 58 replies
    Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | April 6, 2017 | Rob Shimshock
    The student who punched in, kicked, and otherwise trashed anti-abortion signs released a video saying that he “engaged his rage” and hopes he was able to “inspire” people. “First off, I reject bigotry,” Ian Ramos, the student who destroyed the anti-abortion signs on Texas State University campus on Monday, said in a video posted on Twitter, which has since been taken down. Ramos, a history and government student, is currently studying “nonviolent social resistance” at the university. “I don’t have to put up with anyone peddling some false, ignorant ideology. I engaged my rage.”
  • A Texas State University Student Goes Ballistic On A Pro-Life Demontrator - 24 sec clip

    04/04/2017 8:44:59 AM PDT · by bogusname · 36 replies ^ | 4/4/2017 | Salt
    After being thoroughly indoctrinated at one of our Liberal Universities a Texas State University Student perfectly displays what he has learned about the American Constitution. In the eyes of Liberals the First Amendment does not apply to citizens who speak on behalf of Americans in the womb.
  • ‘FAKE NEWS BAN’ California Attacks the First Amendment

    04/01/2017 4:13:48 AM PDT · by davikkm · 21 replies
    A bill was introduced back on February 17 by the California State Assembly, which attempts to ban “fake news” – a difficult term to define. Wednesday, March 29, saw the bill filed to the Assembly’s Committee on Privacy and Consumer Affairs. The bill, which would ultimately amend the California Political Cyberfraud Abatement Act, would make it illegal to spread so-called “false or deceptive” information. The following is a portion of the proposed amendment as it stands: It is unlawful for a person to knowingly and willingly make, publish or circulate on an Internet Web site, or cause to be made,...