Censorship is OK When Liberals Call For It

Remember times when Christians called for the banning of books that promote homosexuality or immoral sexual lifestyles?  How about when Christians tried to stop the placement of the Harry Potter books in local libraries?  Whether you agree with banning such books or not, the fact is, all Christians were lumped into the “ignorant hick” class by the liberal intelligentsia of the day. Fast forward to today in Philadelphia.  Last week, Friends’ Country School in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Read more […]

What Is the “Greatest Fear” of the Attorney General?

After the President’s wishful thinking about “workplace violence” (in stark contrast to the Liberal response to the shooting at a Colorado Planned Parenthood” clinic), the government has admitted that the San Bernardino shooting was an act of terrorism. It is no surprise that the Attorney General of the United States is especially worried about violence. What is surprising is what Loretta Lynch said, the day after the San Bernardino shooting, is her “greatest fear.” She was asked about anti-Muslim Read more […]

Treating Climate Summit Protesters as Terrorists in Paris

This is classic statism. Paris suffered a horrific terrorist attack. Therefore, the state was given new powers in order to deal more effectively with terrorists. But now the law is being used against anyone protesting or disrupting the work of the climate summit in imposing expensive energy on everyone. The New York Times reports, “France Uses Sweeping Powers to Curb Climate Protests, but Clashes Erupt.” The French government is using the sweeping emergency powers it gained after the Paris terrorist Read more […]

Woman Banned from Speaking at Discussion of Free Speech

Title of the Event: “From Liberation to Censorship: Does Modern Feminism Have a Problem with Free Speech?” While this happened on the other side of the Atlantic, we have already seen enough craziness on American campuses (like Oberlin, for example) to know that this could easily happen here and probably has happened. The headline at Reason.com spells out the irony: “British Students Ban Feminist Writer Julie Bindel From Panel on Feminism’s Free Speech Problem.” The Manchester Students’ Union Read more […]

Tinder Hates Billboards about STDs. Tough!

Tinder is actually trying to censor a service providing free STD testing because they warn about hazards of using the Tinder App. I thought we lived in a country that had a First Amendment. But some people don’t think so, according to the L.A. Times: “Tinder demands removal of L.A. billboard that tells dating app users to get STD test.” Tinder has sent a cease and desist letter to the AIDS Healthcare Foundation after a billboard went up in Los Angeles last week that draws a link between Read more […]

Charlie Hebdo Insults Are Legal but a Politician is on Trial for Objecting to Overwhelming Muslim Immigration

If you are concerned about the cultural implications of Muslim immigration, the French government will prosecute you. On January 8 of this year our writers began posting about Charlie Hebdo and free speech. The reason for this was Islamic mass murder of a rather vile publication called Charlie Hebdo. Vile or not, they were killed for what they wrote and published and drew as cartoons. So the French public, Europe, and the Western world went on a giant collective rant of words and symbolic gestures Read more […]

FCC Internet Rules Angle to Shut Down Conservatives

“Net neutrality” is anything but. In the court fight that’s shaping up, the major issue seems to be that the rules are written in such a way that media outlets that have always been protected by the First Amendment no longer have any rights to free speech if they publish on the Internet. The case is expected to be heard in December. The rules were voted on by the FCC earlier this year. The most telling quote from the commission’s vote was this: “Broadband providers are conduits, not speakers Read more […]

Facing 6 Months in Prison for Disagreeing with Feminists on Twitter

A man is on trial and faces serious punishments for disagreeing with feminists when they are the ones who harassed him! The best introduction to what is going on can be found on YouTube where Paul Joseph Watson explains the new penalties being threatened for disagreeing with feminists. Here’s a story from the Canadian National Post: “Christie Blatchford: Ruling in Twitter harassment trial could have enormous fallout for free speech.” What’s believed to be the first case in Canada Read more […]

How Many People Still Support the First Amendment?

You can’t support the First Amendment by supporting freedom only for speech you like. It seems that people are outraged that a bakery made a cake that a customer ordered which was decorated as a Confederate battle flag. Wait… People are outraged over that? I thought bakers weren’t allowed to discriminate between customers. I seem to remember a couple who had to pay out $135k for the crime of not wanting to make a cake a customer ordered. So this is freedom, right? Making businessmen slaves Read more […]

Internet Rumor about Why Oregon Couple was Fined is False

The internet rumor claims the Oregon couple was not fined for refusing to make a same sex “wedding” cake. As you probably know, an Oregon couple that owns a bakery business got fined $135,000 when they turned down a Lesbian couple that wanted them to bake their “wedding” cake. One version of this story started circulating claiming that the business was fined for publishing the names and addresses of the Lesbian couple thus making them vulnerable to various levels of hate and damages. It Read more […]

Christian Speech Ban: Oregon Labor Commissioner Cancels First Amendment for Couple Being Bankrupted for Refusing to Bake Same-Sex “Wedding” Cake

Not only are Christians being punished for not speaking a Liberal message, but they are subject to a Christian speech ban. [Editor’s note: Happy Fourth of July!] You think the modern rainbows are all about “tolerance,” eh? Yeah, tolerance meaning: If you don’t agree, we’ll sue you, fine you, bankrupt you, and strip you of your First Amendment rights to even talk about what we’ve done to you. Uh huh, that kind of tolerance. [See also, “Christian Cake Bakers Bankrupted by State.”] As Read more […]

Both Left and Right are More Free in Conservative Environments

If you want to see both Left and Right perspectives expressed and debated, you need to find a right-wing culture. David French has written an essay about his experience in life that I think many of us have also experienced: “In the Real World, Not Hollywood, the Left Is Close-Minded, and the Right Allows Dissent.” I’ve split my professional life between two American cultures: half spent in the bluest-of-blue cities and the other half in the reddest-of-red rural South. I’ve split my jobs Read more […]