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  • State University of New York (SUNY-Geneseo) Suspends Student For Posting His View that Gender is Limited to Biologically Males and Females

    There could be a significant First Amendment case brewing in New York after the School of Education at the State University of New York-Geneseo suspended student Owen Stevens for posting his view that gender is limited to biologically males and females. As a state institution, SUNY is subject to the limitations of the First Amendment and Stevens could challenge the action based on his statements on Instagram. I have not been able to find the letter sent to Stevens by the school but it is quoted on a conservative website, The Daily Wire. According to that report, Owen posted on...
  • 5 Things You Need To Know About The Extremist ‘Equality Act’ House Democrats Just Passed

    02/26/2021 7:13:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 26, 2021 | Margot Cleveland
    Adding ‘sexual orientation’ and ‘gender identity’ to the list of protected classes may seem straightforward enough, but the proposed law does more—much more.The statutory language instead provides for an extreme remaking of all aspects of society, destroys the promise of equality for women, and threatens religious liberty and the privacy rights of all Americans, especially children. The proposed law also will upend state and federal protections of the unborn—yes, the Equality Act is about abortion too.Here are the five facts about the Equality Act Americans need to know.1. The Equality Act Is Deceptively SimpleThe statutory language of the Equality Act...
  • Commentary: My Company Won’t Cancel You, but Big Tech CRM Bully Salesforce Might

    02/24/2021 11:04:02 PM PST · by CheshireTheCat · 26 replies
    The Ohio Star ^ | February 25, 2021 | Staff/Craig Klein
    Salesforce has shut down the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) ability to send emails through their platform. Salesforce.com is a Silicon Valley-based giant in the enterprise software space with over $13 billion in revenue. The company was founded by Marc Benioff in 1999, who acquired Time Magazine in 2018. In a just-published Project Veritas video, an undercover journalist leaked a recording of the company’s top executives during a video teleconference discussing their decision to stop the RNC’s emails and what they see as their role in “policing free speech”. By the way, Salesforce shut down Project Veritas, too. They cite their...
  • Facebook Hosts Far More Extremism, But Apple Still Won’t Reinstate Parler In App Store

    02/24/2021 6:52:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 24, 2021 | Gabe Kaminsky
    Apple continues to carry Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube on its App Store, all of which have been the platform for Antifa to broadcast violence.During Apple’s virtual annual shareholder meeting on Tuesday, a shareholder pushed Apple CEO Tim Cook on the company’s ban of Parler from its App Store after the free-speech platform was re-launched last week. Yet Cook did not indicate that Apple will reinstate Parler. “Now that Parler is back online with increased safeguards, when will it be allowed back on the App Store? It was one of the most downloaded apps in 2020 and reached No. 1 in...
  • Why Canceling Fox News Would Be Terrible For America

    02/24/2021 6:36:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 24, 2021 | Christopher Malagisi
    Some House Democrats have urged cable companies to cancel Fox News, Newsmax TV, and One America News Network ahead of a Wednesday hearing on extremism in the press.In 1801, Thomas Jefferson became the third president of the United States. In his Inaugural Address, he urged our fledgling nation to stand strong against those who would restrict the right to free speech. He even described those “who would wish to dissolve this Union” as “monuments of safety with which the error of opinion may be tolerated where reason is left free to combat it.” As president, Jefferson was an ardent defender...
  • DEMOCRATS MOVE TO SILENCE NON-LIBERAL SPEECH

    02/23/2021 8:20:30 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    Powerline ^ | 23 Feb2021 | John Hinderaker
    ...the Democrats are also trying to drive independent voices off the more traditional broadcast and cable platforms. Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center sent out an email today that included this:The war against conservatives on social media has turned into a war against conservative broadcast media, as well. The House Subcommittee on Communications and Technology will hold a hearing tomorrow at 12:30 p.m. entitled “Fanning the Flames: Disinformation and Extremism in the Media.” But will the Democrats in this hearing talk about the lies from CNN or MSNBC? Probably not, since the memorandum for the hearing specifically cited articles...
  • What if the “Conspiracy” is Real?-A disturbing glance at the powers-that-be

    02/23/2021 7:41:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | Feb 23, 2021 | Joseph Hippolito
    In a matter of just five days, two separate incidents demonstrated the collusion used by the powers-that-be to control thought. On Feb. 5, Mike Lindell, who founded MyPillow, released a two-hour documentary, "Absolute Proof," providing detailed evidence of fraud during the Presidential election. On Feb. 10, the House of Representatives' impeachment managers showed a video of the bedlam at the Capitol on Jan. 6, bedlam they accused President Donald Trump of inciting. Once Lindell released his documentary, Google and Wikipedia attempted to manipulate his search results and biography, respectively. Two days after the impeachment managers released their video, David Schoen,...
  • Schumer and Pelosi Would Deny Americans Freedom of Conscience

    02/17/2021 7:21:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17, 2021 | Terry Jeffrey
    Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi were ferocious advocates of religious freedom -- when the question revolved around consuming peyote. In the 1980s, as the Supreme Court's summary would later explain in the case of Employment Division v. Smith, a "private drug rehabilitation organization" in Oregon fired two employees "because they ingested peyote." These employees, however, did not ingest the drug for recreational purposes. They did it, the court's summary explained, "for sacramental purposes at a ceremony of their Native American Church." Even so, Oregon denied the two unemployment payments "under a state law disqualifying employees...
  • Biden to sign executive order reestablishing White House faith office

    02/14/2021 3:24:15 PM PST · by ebb tide · 54 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | February 14, 2021 | Jack Jenkins, Adelle M. Banks
    Biden to sign executive order reestablishing White House faith officeThe order reappoints Melissa Rogers, who headed the office under President Barack Obama.WASHINGTON (RNS) — President Joe Biden is expected to sign an executive order on Sunday (Feb. 14) reestablishing the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, undoing former President Donald Trump’s efforts to reshape an agency that went largely unstaffed for most of his tenure.In a statement accompanying the announcement of the executive order, Biden echoed his recent remarks to the National Prayer Breakfast, bemoaning widespread physical and economic suffering due to the coronavirus pandemic, racism and climate...
  • Rep. Ted Lieu Admits Democrats Are Using the Military to Enforce Political Speech

    02/12/2021 8:58:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Pandemic War Room ^ | 02/12/2021
    Ted Lieu accidentally revealed the truth during the impeachment trial Thursday: Democrats are using the military to enforce political speech. Washington, D.C. looks like East Germany because President Trump won’t submit and say the words “the election wasn’t stolen.” They are “using the power of the state to change what you think,” said Stephen K. Bannon. “They are the authority and they don’t want you to challenge the authority,” he said. Raheem Kassam says the National guard is being “deployed for political ends” as if this was Beijing. CLICK ABOVE ARTICLE LINK FOR THE VIDEO...
  • Speaking of incitement...Words that incite insurrection aren't protected by the First Amendment. Words that don't are. Listen to Trump's words. Then listen to Maxine Waters

    02/11/2021 8:07:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/11/2021 | Harry White
    We are a nation of laws, including one prohibiting insurrection. A citizen charged with and arrested for the crime of inciting insurrection (a felony) in Washington, D.C. would be tried under Title 18 of the U.S. code, with insurrection punishable by a fine, a maximum sentence of ten years in prison, or both.A sitting president can't be arrested for the crime of inciting insurrection; he can't be incarcerated and tried for any crime whatsoever, under a longstanding legal precedent against indicting a sitting president. Rather, he is charged (impeached) in the House, should our representatives want to remove him from...
  • Blacklisting And Censorship Are Hallmarks Of Repressive Societies. Let’s Head Them Off At The Pass In America

    02/09/2021 1:26:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 9, 2021 | Jane Hampton Cook
    China's Communist Party uses the Great Firewall to block information from its citizens. Blocking speech based on politics has been a hallmark of every totalitarian government“That is all right. I had them on my list, too,” a prominent public figure joked after learning that he had been blacklisted by a political opponent. Who said this? Was it Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., after Simon and Schuster canceled his book deal because he challenged the Electoral College results from Pennsylvania, even though Democrats had similarly objected in 2001, 2005, and 2017? Was it a Trump administration official responding to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s...
  • Supreme Court Stops California From Banning Indoor Worship While Allowing Indoor Shopping

    02/08/2021 7:50:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    The Federalist ^ | February 8, 2021 | Libby Emmens
    ‘[I]f Hollywood may host a studio audience or film a singing competition while not a single soul may enter California’s churches, synagogues, and mosques, something has gone seriously awry.’In a Friday night 6-3 injunction responding to emergency petitions from two California churches, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its opinion that California’s restrictions against worship services have gone too far. The court gave a short, unsigned opinion demanding California lift its restrictions on in-person, indoor church services while allowing California to keep banning singing and limiting attendance to 25 percent of church buildings’ capacity. The decision allows churches to present evidence...
  • Supreme Court Strikes Down Gavin Newsom’s Lockdown Ban on Indoor Church Services (BREAKING AMEN)

    02/06/2021 8:45:24 AM PST · by hapnHal · 16 replies
    NATIONAL ^ | 6 Feb 21 | STEVEN ERTELT
    Late last night the Supreme Court issued an injunction stopping California’s ban on indoor worship in churches, synagogues, and other houses of worship, that it claimed were dangerous because of the coronavirus. The Court ruled in two cases, South Bay United Pentecostal Church v. Newsom and Harvest Rock Church v. Newsom. Both churches sued California Governor Gavin Newsom, challenging the state’s total ban on indoor worship services—the most extreme in the nation—which targeted churches for closure while allowing non-essential retail stores such as Macy’s to open to hundreds of customers, as well as hair salons, nail salons, and Hollywood soundstages....
  • The Tyrannical Left's Sinister Conspiracy to Silence Conservatives

    02/06/2021 4:34:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 6, 2021 | David Limbaugh
    Why does the left want to silence conservatives? Why do rank-and-file Democrats go along with this abomination? Leftists have bad intentions, but how about the Democrats who enable them? I prefer to think they're being manipulated. As worried as we should be about the hyperexploding national debt and our inevitable fiscal catastrophe, I am even more worried about the left's success in turning America into a police state (ironic, given its simultaneous war on the police). People still able to summon their rational faculties during this pandemic have to be concerned about this insane, concerted effort to control people's thoughts...
  • FBI raids homes of 2 men who held rally on eve of Capitol attack

    02/03/2021 6:40:38 AM PST · by yesthatjallen · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | 02 03 2021 | Paul P. Murphy and Marshall Cohen
    The FBI recently raided the homes of two men who sponsored an invective-laced rally near the US Capitol a day before the deadly insurrection, the first known search warrants involving people who organized and spoke at rallies preceding the attack. CNN learned of the raids through an eyewitness account, public records, a lawyer representing one of the rally organizers and an FBI spokeswoman who confirmed details of the searches. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller confirmed that federal agents executed search warrants last week at two properties in Orange County, California, which public records indicate belong to Russell Taylor and Alan Hostetter....
  • Biden's press office to ban media that 'traffic in conspiracy theories'

    01/27/2021 7:05:48 PM PST · by madison10 · 54 replies
    WND ^ | 1/27/2021 | Art Moore
    The Democrats' alliance with social media to crack down on conservative voices apparently now is manifesting itself in the White House press office. In a feature on how media friendly to former President Trump are trying to gain access to the Biden White House, Politico cited Biden's deputy press secretary making it clear that any news outlets that "traffic in conspiracy theories, propaganda and lies" will be forbidden. T.J. Ducklo began with the conventional sensibility that Biden's press team expects "reporters covering the White House to operate in good faith and tell their audience the truth, and this White House...
  • DHS Just Issued Terror Warning… Against Conservatives

    01/27/2021 5:35:37 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Populist Press ^ | 01/27/2021
    🚨CLICK HERE TO READ FULL ARTICLE🚨 Wednesday January 27, 2021 11:26 AMDOJ INDICTS FOR 2016 MEMEDHS issues National Terrorism Advisory System (NTAS) Bulletin warning “there is currently a heightened threat environment across the United States that is likely to persist over the coming weeks.”This is being used as a target against conservatives who speak out. Biden has now weaponized the DHS against Conservatives. The scope of this alleged imminent threat outlined in this bulletin are far more detailed than the other threat bulletins for actual terrorists who caused the 9/11 attack and the ongoing threat of more after.Conservatives are now...
  • Social Media Influencer Charged with Election Interference Stemming from Voter Disinformation Campaign (memes illegal)

    01/27/2021 10:05:02 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 31 replies
    Defendant Unlawfully Used Social Media to Deprive Individuals of Their Right to Vote A Florida man was arrested this morning on charges of conspiring with others in advance of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election to use various social media platforms to disseminate misinformation designed to deprive individuals of their constitutional right to vote. Douglass Mackey, aka Ricky Vaughn, 31, of West Palm Beach, was charged by criminal complaint in the Eastern District of New York. He was taken into custody this morning in West Palm Beach and made his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate Judge Bruce E. Reinhart of the...
  • Biden Signs Executive Order To Ban The Term ‘China Virus’

    01/27/2021 8:34:38 AM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 127 replies
    summit.news ^ | 1/27/21 | Steve Watson
    Biden Signs Executive Order To Ban The Term ‘China Virus’ The latest of Joe Biden’s THIRTY SEVEN executive orders signed in the first week of his presidency states that the term ‘Chinese virus’ or ‘China virus’ is now banned. Yes, this is real. The White House website confirms that Biden signed this EO. CBS News reported ‘Biden to address racism toward Asian Americans during pandemic with executive action’. The report notes that “The Biden executive order is also expected to direct federal agencies like the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to examine whether there are xenophobic references like...