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  • Ted Cruz on Net Neutrality: 'Obama Is Salivating to Regulate the Internet'

    02/08/2016 11:10:49 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 22, 2016 | Noah Dulis
    Republican presidential candidate Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) has spoken out against the government's regulation of the Internet through net neutrality in a video message Breitbart Tech can exclusively share with readers. "That will end, and that will end immediately," Cruz declared when asked if he would continue to allow the Internet to be classified as a public utility if elected president. [BIG SNIP] "That's what the Internet does," he stated. "It empowers people." Cruz described net neutrality as "Obamacare for the Internet." Beyond arguing that it would allow the government to regulate "prices and terms of sale on the Internet,...
  • Obama: Criticism Of Muslim Americans "Has No Place In Our Country"

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

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

    01/21/2016 6:06:24 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    LifeZette PoliZette ^ | 01/21/2016 | Edmund Kozak
    In a worrying development for free speech and the free exchange of ideas, Facebook has announced a Europeanwide initiative to combat so-called online extremism and "hate speech." The social media giant pledged to spend over $1 million on the new "Initiative for Civil Courage Online," which it launched in Berlin in partnership with the German Ministry of Justice and other organizations. It has even hired a unit of publisher Bertelsmann to monitor and delete "racist" posts on its site in Germany. But critics are concerned the initiative will be used to suppress the free speech of conservative and populist critics...
  • Green Light on the Hill

    01/19/2016 5:30:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2016 | Mike Adams
    Author's Note: My upcoming debate with Nadine Strossen will begin at 7 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on January 21st, 2016. It will be held in Austin Auditorium in LaSells Stewart Center on the campus of Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon. The Topic will be Roe v. Wade. Admission is free and open to the public. The live stream can be accessed here: https://plus.google.com/events/c4qg9k85cv9aljsns1mdk2bffjk?hl=enDear Chancellor Sartarelli (and UNCW Board of Trustees): In addition to wishing you a happy new year I would like to apologize for writing this long letter without having met you in person. I hope to get...
  • Trump open to campaign finance reform

    01/18/2016 4:29:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 17, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Pointing to the effects of "horrible" super-PACs, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Sunday said America needs to come up with a solution to keep big money out of politics. "Well, I think you need it, because I think PACs are a horrible thing," Trump said on CNN's "State of the Union" when asked if he would pursue campaign finance reform. The billionaire businessman, who said he is self-financing his campaign, said the wall separating super-PACs and candidates running for public office is illusory. "First of all, everyone's dealing with their PAC. You know, it's supposed to be like this...
  • Code 20: Proclaiming the Gospel and Christ’s Dominion Through Due Process and Just Warfare

    01/17/2016 1:34:28 PM PST · by RightSideNews · 4 replies
    Right Side News ^ | January 17, 2016 | Steve Klein
    by Steve Klein CODE 20 We the People rescuing ourselves from the Muslim Terrorist networks in America linked globally with one purpose in mind: To destroy our Freedom replacing our law with Islamic Law. Under the U.S. Constitution built upon Anglo-American Common law it is illegal, unethical and immoral for us NOT to engage in Code 20. Article 3 of the Northwest Ordinance is understood to mean the Reformed Protestantism of 1784 is the basis of good government. This painting shows the First Amendment, street preaching as the requisite of good government: The 10 Commandments and the Law Written on...
  • Oxford U students who don’t like Cecil Rhodes should 'think about being educated elsewhere'

    01/13/2016 7:32:54 AM PST · by Timocrat · 13 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | 01/13/2016 | Javier Espinoza
    Oxford University students who don't like Cecil Rhodes should 'think about being educated elsewhere', says chancellor
  • Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the ‘right to be comfortable’ (2014)

    01/09/2016 1:32:04 PM PST · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    Spectator ^ | 11 November 2014 | Brendan O'Neill
    I was supposed to take part in a debate about abortion at Christ Church, Oxford. I was invited by the Oxford Students for Life to put the pro-choice argument against the journalist Timothy Stanley, who is pro-life. But apparently it is forbidden for men to talk about abortion. A mob of furious feministic Oxford students, all robotically uttering the same stuff about feeling offended, set up a Facebook page littered with expletives and demands for the debate to be called off. They said it was outrageous that two human beings ‘who do not have uteruses’ should get to hold forth...
  • 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...
  • Will Twitter Declare War on Religious Conservatives?

    01/05/2016 9:42:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 5, 2016 | Michael Brown
    With a view towards curbing abusive posts, Twitter has established new, stricter guidelines, stating, "We do not tolerate behavior that crosses the line into abuse, including behavior that harasses, intimidates, or uses fear to silence another user's voice." So far, so good. I can't imagine that anyone thinks we need more incivility and hatred and incitement on social media, and I can understand why Twitter CEO Dick Costolo feels "ashamed" at how poorly his company has handled abusers. With that in mind, Twitter's guidelines are understandable, stating, "You may not promote violence against or directly attack or threaten other people...
  • Will new Twitter rules be used to target conservatives?

    01/03/2016 4:53:48 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jan. 02, 2016 - 3:26 | Fox News
    Several prominent accounts suspended as social media giant tightens 'hateful conduct' rules
  • Here’s What A Black Lives Matter New Years Eve Protest Looks Like In Downtown DC

    01/02/2016 8:55:55 AM PST · by rktman · 39 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 1/2/2016 | Connor Wolf
    WASHINGTON — The Black Lives Matter movement took to the streets of Washington, D.C., to block traffic Thursday in protest against police brutality and what they see as systematic institutional racism. Protesters marched through the streets and cornered off intersections. They even stepped in front of moving traffic, ignoring the scorn and honking from drivers trying to pass by. The protesters had a simple message for frustrated drivers. They argued that a moment of discomfort paled in comparison to what black people have to deal with on a regular basis.
  • University Students - A Protected Species (Modern holiday carols including 'Shut Up You Whites')

    01/01/2016 1:18:55 PM PST · by Zakeet · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 1, 2016
    Some nice holiday carols that have been certified as non-offensive to sensitive libtards, including: The first Kool-aid Baby, it's cold inside Shut up you whites Enjoy
  • Hell Freezes Over

    01/01/2016 5:04:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 1, 2016 | Mike Adams
    Some readers may have noticed that six months have passed since I wrote a column criticizing the whacky leftist administration at my university, UNC-Wilmington. I am happy to report the reason for the silence is that the wacky leftist administrators are now gone. In addition to that, on July 1st of this year our university got its first out of the closet conservative chancellor. You heard that right. UNC-Wilmington is now under the leadership of a conservative chancellor. And he makes no effort to hide it. Jose "Zito" Sartarelli is just the man we have been looking for. Unlike me,...
  • 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 MOVE TOCRIMINALIZE CRITICISM OF ISLAM

    12/29/2015 9:26:08 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 107 replies
    Front Page ^ | Dec 29 2015 | Robert Spencer
    December 17, 2015 ought henceforth to be a date which will live in infamy, as that was the day that some of the leading Democrats in the House of Representatives came out in favor of the destruction of the First Amendment. Sponsored by among others, Muslim Congressmen Keith Ellison and Andre Carson, as well as Eleanor Holmes Norton, Loretta Sanchez, Charles Rangel, Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Joe Kennedy, Al Green, Judy Chu, Debbie Dingell, Niki Tsongas, John Conyers, José Serrano, Hank Johnson, and many others, House Resolution 569 condemns "violence, bigotry, and hateful rhetoric towards Muslims in the United States." The...
  • Islam: Hate, Honor, Women's Rights and Congress

    12/27/2015 10:44:48 AM PST · by DanMiller · 7 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | December 27, 2015 | Dan Miller
    A pro-Islamist resolution, HR 569, was introduced in Congress and referred to the Judiciary Committee on December 17th. Although it is quite unlikely that a binding law implementing the resolution will be enacted anytime soon, the resolution shows that troublesome views are held by many members of Congress. The fight for the rights of women is among the most difficult aspects of the fight against Islam and Islamisation. The views expressed in HR 569, if implemented, would make that fight even more difficult.Here is a list of the seventy-four members who supported H.R. 569: Mr. Beyer (for himself, Mr. Honda, Mr....
  • 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...
  • The Rare Exception: Purdue University Pushes Back against Free-Speech Suppression

    12/21/2015 6:57:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/21/2015 | George Will
    West Lafayette, Ind. -- Although he is just 22, Andrew Zeller is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in mathematics at Purdue University. He is one reason the school is a rare exception to the rule of unreason on American campuses, where freedom of speech is under siege. He and Purdue are evidence that freedom of speech, by which truth is winnowed from error, is most reliably defended by those in whose intellectual pursuits the truth is most rigorously tested by reality. While in high school in Bowling Green, Ohio, Zeller completed three years of college undergraduate courses. He arrived at...
  • 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...
  • The ACLU Finally Supports Real Liberties

    12/18/2015 7:06:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    It wasn't until last week that I realized the ACLU opposed gun control. The co-chair of the Colorado ACLU announced his support for use of guns in self-defense on Facebook. Unfortunately, in the resulting furor he was forced to resign. Indicating that he owned a firearm apparently was too much for his colleagues to bear. Of course, Loring Wirbel's original endorsement was a bit unusual. He wrote: "we have to really reach out to those who might consider voting for Trump and say, 'This is Goebbels. This is the final solution. If you are voting for him I will have...
  • 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,...
  • Military Expert: America’s Leaders Are Inviting More Terrorism

    12/13/2015 6:32:57 AM PST · by Whenifhow · 15 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Dec 12 2015 | Ginni Thomas
    Former military intelligence officer and author Steven Coughlin predicts more jihadi violence in America based on what radicals and international elites are saying and doing. Snip A September Reuters/Ipsos poll showed increasing numbers of Americans feel they are unable to recognize their country. Yet when asked about this poll, Coughlin believes the profound American political and cultural transformation relates to the ideological and intentional hollowing out of rights manifested in our founding documents, and this dominant political correctness that elevates other cultures while obfuscating the truth. On explaining why some supporters of Donald Trump may disagree with some aspects of...
  • Public College (University of Maryland) Insists Illegals Be Referred To As 'Citizens'

    12/12/2015 9:42:25 AM PST · by Zakeet · 33 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 11, 2015 | Blake Neff
    The University of Maryland is sponsoring a poster campaign encouraging students to refer to illegal immigrants as "undocumented citizens." The inaccurate term, first noted by Campus Reform, is promoted by the school's "Inclusive Language Campaign," which is throwing up posters around campus to encourage the use of friendlier language.
  • Heroic Judge Peter Jaklevic Defends Justice System From Anarchy of Jurors Maybe Not Convicting

    12/12/2015 9:09:43 AM PST · by FourPeas · 12 replies
    Popehat ^ | 2 December 2015 | Ken White
    Mecosta County District Court Judge Peter Jaklevic is a former career prosecutor, like all righteous judges, and knows the purpose of jurors: to convict like they're told. So when Keith Wood — a wild-eyed former pastor and current lawless anarchist — began distributing seditious incitement to destroy the judicial system, Judge Peter Jaklevic knew just what to do: arrest him. " A 39-year-old former pastor was arrested and jailed in Mecosta County after he handed out fliers informing people about jury nullification in front of the county courthouse. " Keith Wood said he was handing out pamphlets from the Fully...
  • 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...
  • Nicholas Thalasinos: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know [Calf terrorist attack victim]

    12/04/2015 6:13:59 AM PST · by ETL · 21 replies
    Heavy.Com/News ^ | December 3, 2015 | Paul Farrell
    One of those killed in the December 2 Inland Regional Center shooting has been named as Nicholas Thalasinos. He was a native of New Jersey and had moved to southern California for be with his wife, Jennifer Thalasinos. The two perpetrators in the crime, Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik, were killed by police in the hours after the shooting. Here's what you need to know: 1. The Day Before He Died, He Received a Threat Telling Him That He Would Die & Never See Israel Nicholas Thalasinos pictured with his wife Jennifer. (Facebook) ABC News reports that he was long-term...
  • Department of Justice Will Go After Anti-Muslim Hate Speech

    12/07/2015 3:25:49 PM PST · by Lorianne · 67 replies
    ABC ^ | 04 December 2015 | Meridith McGraw
    U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch pledged that the Department of Justice will go after hate speech that might incite violence against the Muslim community, she told a crowd of Muslim-Americans and supporters Thursday night. “Obviously this is a country that is based on free speech,” Lynch told the audience at the Muslim Advocates dinner in Arlington, VA. “But when that edges towards violence…we will take action.” Since 9/11, Lynch says that the Department of Justice has investigated more than 11,000 acts of anti-Muslim rhetoric, which have led to 45 prosecutions. “I think sadly, that number is going to rise,” said...
  • 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...
  • FoxNews Suspends Lt. Col. Ralph Peters for Calling Obama a "P***y"

    12/07/2015 11:12:23 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 82 replies
    Red State ^ | December 7, 2015 | Leon H. Wolf
    I suppose that this was probably pretty inevitable. Lt. Col. Ralph Peters has been suspended by FoxNews for two weeks after calling Obama a "p***y" on air last night, as he can be seen doing here, with video from our own Caleb Howe: [VIDEO] I do not know Lt. Col. Ralph Peters. In fact, until this morning I had literally never heard of him. However, I find it hilarious to imagine how a military man so crusty that he called the President of the United States a "p***y" live on air probably reacted to the news when it was handed...
  • Lynch recalibrates message on hateful speech

    12/07/2015 10:37:13 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 84 replies
    Politico ^ | 7 Dec 15 | Josh Gerstein
    Attorney General Loretta Lynch Monday appeared to recalibrate remarks she made last week that suggested the Justice Department could investigate speech deemed hostile towards Muslims. "Of course, we prosecute deeds and not words," she said at a press conference Monday to announce an unrelated civil rights investigation into the Chicago Police Department. Some conservatives criticized Lynch for her comments to a Muslim civil rights group, where she lamented "the ability of people to issue hateful speech of all types from the anonymity of a screen." Speaking to a Muslim Advocates dinner in Arlington, Va., Lynch affirmed that "this is...
  • Noonan: America should pray for the First Amendment

    12/05/2015 2:43:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 5, 2015 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    Peggy Noonan is worried about the future of the First Amendment. She writes in The Wall Street Journal the First Amendment is in perilous condition, especially after some on the Left went ape over politicians saying they were praying for the San Bernardino victims. Journalists, bloggers, contrarians and citizens jumped into the fray. Then the U.S. senator, Chris Murphy, came forward rather menacingly. "Your 'thoughts' should be about steps to take to stop this carnage. Your 'prayers' should be for forgiveness if you do nothing again."Wow. You might think he was aiming this at President Obama, who when he was...
  • AG Lynch: ‘We’ve Had Over 1,000 Investigations Into Acts of Anti-Muslim Hatred, Including…’

    12/04/2015 9:39:53 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 79 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | December 4, 2015 | 10:40 AM EST | Melanie Hunter
    During an appearance at the Muslim Advocates annual dinner on Thursday, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch said since 9/11, the Justice Department had "over 1,000 investigations into acts of anti-Muslim hatred, including rhetoric and bigoted actions," and more than 45 prosecutions as a result. [...] Muslim Advocates is a "national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the frontlines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths," according to its website. ...
  • Rocky Mount man guilty of hanging a noose is jailed over new yard sign

    12/03/2015 12:57:14 PM PST · by sparklite2 · 53 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | December 2, 2015 | Neil Harvey
    The Rocky Mount man who was convicted of hanging a noose in his front yard - and who is due to be sentenced for that crime next week - is back in jail, accused of making another provocative public display. At his trial in September, Jack Eugene Turner, 52, was found guilty of a Class 6 felony. He was allowed to remain free on bond, but one of the conditions of his release was that he not post any further symbols or messages in his yard on Lindsey Lane. On Tuesday, police said Turner was arrested for a second time...
  • Washington Post: Let’s hold free speech guilty for the acts of a lunatic, shall we?

    11/30/2015 7:40:09 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/30/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Here’s a lead that the Washington Post has never written:To many religious liberty advocates, it seemed only a matter of time before something like this happened. Ever since the summer, when the Southern Poverty Law Center called the Family Research Council a hate group for its opposition to same-sex marriage, threats against the organization increased. But on Wednesday, their worst fears came true: A man walked into their offices carrying Chik-Fil-A sandwiches and opened fire.Police have not yet identified a clear motive for the shooting …You probably never read this lead at the Washington Post in 2010, either:To many...
  • Colo. Gov. Blames Shooting on ‘Inflammatory Rhetoric’ from Bloggers, Talk Radio

    11/29/2015 1:13:35 PM PST · by Zakeet · 45 replies
    Grabien ^ | November 29, 2015
    KEILAR: "I do want to ask you a final question here. Planned Parenthood, almost immediately, even before we exactly knew the facts or anything about the motivation here. We now know that the shooter referenced 'baby parts' when he was arrested. Planned Parenthood is calling this domestic terrorism. Do you agree with that assessment?" HICKENLOOPER: "Certainly it's a form of terrorism, and maybe in some way it's a function of the inflammatory rhetoric we see on all - so many issues now, there are bloggers and talk shows where they really focus on trying to get people to that point...
  • The Real Threats to Our Liberty

    11/26/2015 11:01:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2015 | Laura Hollis
    It's a predictable tradition for columnists to offer things for which we ought to be thankful on Thanksgiving. High on that list is usually our liberty and the freedom and prosperity we enjoy here in the United States. Ordinarily I would avoid such an overused topic. But this year it seems that a reminder is necessary, particularly in light of recent events on college campuses. It is bad enough that so much of the behavior at college -- substance abuse, the "hookup culture," the obsession with pornography -- threatens students' emotional and physical health as they move into adulthood. But...
  • The Death of Free Speech

    11/25/2015 8:09:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | Ben Shapiro
    Four in 10 young Americans have no idea what America is. That's the takeaway from a new Pew Research poll showing that 40 percent of Americans aged 18-34 say that the government should be able to prevent people from making "statements that are offensive to minority groups." This same group of young people has granted broad awareness to the culture of "microaggression" -- unintended slights taken as grave insults by their victims; they've also called for "trigger warnings," alerts that certain communications may dredge up unpleasant past memories or ideas. With such ghoulish cruelties haunting the most privileged generation in...
  • Free Speech

    11/25/2015 5:28:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 25, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Recent events at the University of Missouri, Yale University and some other colleges demonstrate an ongoing ignorance and/or contempt for the principles of free speech. So let's examine some of those principles by asking: What is the true test of one's commitment to free speech? Contrary to the widespread belief of tyrants among college students, professors and administrators, the true test of one's commitment to free speech does not come when one permits people to be free to express those ideas that he finds acceptable. The true test of one's commitment to free speech comes when he permits others to...
  • 40% of Millennials OK with limiting speech offensive to minorities

    11/20/2015 10:06:44 PM PST · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 55 replies
    Pew Research ^ | 11/20/2015 | Jacob Poushter
    American Millennials are far more likely than older generations to say the government should be able to prevent people from saying offensive statements about minority groups, according to a new analysis of Pew Research Center survey data on free speech and media across the globe. Even though a larger share of Millennials favor allowing offensive speech against minorities, the 40% who oppose it is striking given that only around a quarter of Gen Xers (27%) and Boomers (24%) and roughly one-in-ten Silents (12%) say the government should be able to prevent such speech.
  • Black Purdue Students Demand Free Speech be "Revised"

    11/17/2015 1:21:22 PM PST · by rightistight · 49 replies
    iOTW Report ^ | 11/17/15 | Aurelius
    Hundreds of African American students and faculty members rallied against perceived racism at Purdue University this past weekend, holding signs and chanting things such as "Hey, hey, ho, ho, racism has got to go" and "Hell no, we won't go." The students also released a set of demands, listed in Purdue's student paper. Among students' demands, they call on Purdue to "revise" their "free speech policy" based on what they believe is "hate speech." Part of the list reads, "We demand that the free speech policy be revised to address hate speech in person and through social media. We demand...
  • Speech Codes, 'Civility' and the Decline of Academe

    11/17/2015 9:14:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2015 | Paul Greenberg
    Now that the adults have cleared out of their prestigious presidencies and chancellorships at the University of Missouri, the Thought Police are coming out everywhere on campus in full array, complete with fancy titles, academic regalia and the usual meaningless catchphrases of the day. For example, Mizzou is getting its first vice chancellor for inclusion, diversity and equity, whatever those words now mean. This much is clear: They don't mean what they ostensibly say. Nor for anyone of a conservative bent who hasn't yet learned to keep his mouth shut and go along with exclusion, conformity and anything but a...
  • Actual Harm vs. Hurt Feelings on America's College Campuses

    11/16/2015 8:00:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 16, 2015 | Todd Young
    What kind of environment should be tolerated on America's college campuses? Recent high-profile student protests at several schools allege bigotry and intolerance based on words. Free speech is in play. But there is a stark difference between perceived bias and real discrimination. Factoring in the "urgency" created by 24-hour news coverage, the recent spate of student protests and, in a couple of cases, the ouster of two university presidents and a chancellor, belies the fact that there is an all-too-real civil rights threat on the rise on college campuses. Organized, coordinated campaigns involving outside groups, some students and even some...
  • Amherst students demand crackdown against free speech

    11/13/2015 10:26:44 AM PST · by randita · 101 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Peter Fricke
    Protesters want the school president to denounce the actions of students who displayed "All Lives Matter" and "Free Speech" posters. They also demand he warn the student body that in the future "racially insensitive" speech would merit disciplinary actions. Students at Amherst College are demanding that the school's president accede to a list of demands that would effectively eliminate free speech on campus. The demands, which were presented in person Thursday evening to college President Biddy Martin, are outlined in a letter published by Amherst Soul, which also notes that the students expect action to be initiated within "24-48 hours"...
  • An Ivy League Lynch Mob

    11/10/2015 5:43:49 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/10/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Marx and Man at Yale Campus leftists disrupted a Yale University conference on free speech and terrorized attendees Saturday as part of a lingering protest against school administrators’ allegedly permissive attitude toward culturally insensitive Halloween costumes. Attendees at the “Fifth Annual Conference on the Future of Free Speech: Threats in Higher Education and Beyond,” sponsored by the school’s William F. Buckley Jr. Program, were given an unscheduled demonstration of the threat that college students pose to higher education today as they were harassed and spat upon by protesters.
  • The United States Of The New York Times

    11/08/2015 5:48:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 8, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    This country is awful. I know that because I read it in the paper and heard it on the news. The reasons for our being awful didn't make much difference. They change every day because there's always something new for which we're awful. And when there aren't fresh pickings the media hops in the way-back machine and re-animates a greatest hit. But what would this "awful" country look like were it magically transformed into New York Times Utopia? This week gave us a peek. The city of Houston decided it didn't want to replace gender-specific bathrooms with a communal hole...