Courts and legislatures across the country are deciding whether students and professors can carry guns on campus–but your university might be preventing you from being part of the debate.
Since more than 30 people were murdered at Virginia Tech, debate has raged over guns on campus. Yet, on far too many campuses, FIRE sees censorship instead of real discussions about the merits of permitting students and professors to be armed. These are the stories of students who joined the battle of ideas in order to debate issues of personal safety–and ended up fighting to maintain their First Amendment rights. Continue reading →
(June 29) – Alex also talks with Larry Becraft, Jr., a constitutional attorney based in Huntsville, Alabama, who specializes in criminal defense cases, primarily involving the federal income tax. Continue reading →
(CNSNews) – Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan said the high court should be focused on ferreting out improper governmental motives when deciding First Amendment cases, arguing that the government’s reasons for restricting free speech were what mattered most and not necessarily the effect of those restrictions on speech. Read More Here
(Reason) – The Bounds of Silence – Obama’s Supreme Court pick looks wobbly on freedom of speech – Read More Here
It’s not plausible to think that the ‘founding fathers’ had large corporations in mind when they established the First Amendment.
A corporation (merely a legal/intangible concept) should never have the same rights as an individual, and should not be covered under the umbrella of the First Amendment. This is another step in turning America into a complete corporate entity. Continue reading →
The U.S. Senate has passed the homosexual hate-crimes bill and will now send it to President Obama to sign it into law. This bill is a trojan horse to legitimize the creation of more laws that will completely obliterate the 1st amendment of the United States. Continue reading →
Below is some of what a representative in Senator Graham’s DC office told me on October 1st in response to my further inquiry into the Senator’s acknowledgment and response to the information we gave him and he willingly accepted to take a look at. http://www.911blogger.com/node/20578Continue reading →
General Motors (GM) announced Wednesday that it will lay off 10,500 more workers by January 1 in order to meet the terms of its “restructuring” plan, which was forced on the largest US automaker by the Obama administration’s Auto Task Force in the summer. Continue reading →
(Bloomberg) – The U.S. should begin preparing crippling sanctions on Iran and publicly make clear that a military strike is possible should the Iranian government press ahead with its nuclear effort, a bipartisan policy group said. Continue reading →
(MSNBC) – August 12, 2009 – Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, joins the Ed Show to discuss whether Americans should be allowed to bring guns to protests like William Kostric did at a protest outside President Barack Obama’s health care town hall. Continue reading →
(LATimes) – As a result of state budget cuts, the Healthy Families program will have to begin terminating coverage for more than 60,000 children on Oct. 1. Nearly 670,000 children could be dropped by June 30. Continue reading →
Police and media outlets in Florida are hysterically characterizing the placement of Obama Joker posters as some kind of assault on the people of Clermont, creating “victims” and leading to demands for arrests and criminal charges, a shocking indictment of the state of free speech and the evisceration of the first amendment in America. Continue reading →
There are inherent First Amendment and equal protection issues with any “hate crime” legislation as I pointed out when Eric Holder started aggressively pushing Congress for passage of a new bill. That said, if you are going to enact such laws, they must be targeted, rational and designed to effect the result desired and not any other. Such laws should not be vague and expansive, should not be able to be wielded by prosecutors as selective bludgeons and should not infringe on First Amendment rights to free speech and association.
(Washington) – The Senate on Thursday approved the most sweeping expansion of federal hate crimes law since Congress responded four decades ago to the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. Continue reading →
In a move destined to garner less attention than cap-and-trade or health care, Barack Obama’s choice for the position of Information Czar could have drastic implications for the conservative blogosphere. Continue reading →
James von Brunn, the accused Holocaust museum shooter, has predictably become the poster child for attacking the First Amendment and conducting a purge of free speech on the internet. Continue reading →
Bonnie Erbe who is a contributing editor for US News & World Report and hosts PBS’s weekly news analysis program wrote a recent article titled “Round Up Hate Promoters Now, Before Any More Holocaust Museum Attacks”. In regards to the recent shooting at the Holocaust Museum, Erbe has a suggestion “isn’t it time we started rounding up promoters of hate before they kill?” She also ties in the shooter in the museum incident with Reverend Wright. Continue reading →
What began under George Bush continues under Barack Obama – targeting dedicated activists with “one of today’s most serious domestic terrorism threats,” according former FBI Deputy Assistant Director of Counterterrorism John Lewis before a Senate panel in May 2005. Called “eco-terrorism,” it grew out of the 2001 USA Patriot Act that created the federal crime of “domestic terrorism” and applied it to US citizens as well as aliens. Continue reading →
(LA Ex) – The Anti-Defamation League Director for the Plains States Alan Potash, has just declared war against our First Amendment right to freedom of speech. Potash made the following statement, which was published in the May 26 edition of The Omaha World Herald. Continue reading →
Proposal ‘comes close to making it federal offense to log onto Internet’
A new proposal in Congress is threatening fines and jail time for what it calls “cyberbullying” – communications that include e-mails and text messages that “cause substantial emotional distress.” Continue reading →
A pair of bills introduced in the U.S. Senate would grant the White House sweeping new powers to access private online data, regulate the cybersecurity industry and even shut down Internet traffic during a declared “cyber emergency.” Continue reading →