Category: First Amendment

May 8, 2009

Democratic Efforts to Criminalize Blogs — Why Does Republican Mark Kirk Approve?

I hope I have this story all wrong, I really do. But it seems that Representative Mark Kirk has signed onto an effort that could criminalize the free political speech of bloggers or anyone else that uses the Internet to …

March 23, 2009

Free Speech For Students… Unless You’re Christian, That Is

Our institutes of “higher” learning are all about being inclusive. They are stridently for freedom of speech and stand 100% behind the concept of open political debate. Well, unless you’re a Christian, that is. Christians, you see, are the only …

March 16, 2009

First Amendment Under Attack

Filed under: First Amendment,In The News - 16 Mar 2009

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably assemble, and to petition the government for …

March 12, 2009

Is Libel Law Turning Against Us, New and Old Media Alike?

This is not a story of bias in the media. It is a story, rather, that affects both the Old Media of newspapers, TV and radio, as well as the New Media of the Internet. Our disagreements with the Old …

February 23, 2009

Why Not “Test Drive” the Fairness Doctrine At the Oscars?

Filed under: First Amendment,In The News - 23 Feb 2009

With liberal heavy weights like former President Bill Clinton and Shreeker of the House Nancy Pelosi clamoring for a return to the Fairness Doctrine, perhaps we who dwell on the right wing side of the universe should open our tiny …

February 20, 2009

Chuck Schumer: Liar, Propagandist, Anti-American, Killer of Free Speech

Usually I don’t go for the hard-edged treatment of politicians as my headline here does. I don’t often call individuals “liars” and the like, though I’ve been known to do so on occasion. Generally, I prefer to assume that those …

February 17, 2009

We Don’t Need No Stinking Fairness Doctrine

Filed under: First Amendment,Politics In General - 17 Feb 2009

It’s time everyone who stumbles around a key board expressing his / her opinion pay attention to what congress is up to. They want to create a new fairness doctrine literally silencing the right of free expression. It supposedly will …

Rethinking the Fairness Doctrine!

At first blush, the Fairness Doctrine being floated by liberals in Congress and by their allies in the Mainstream Media sounds unfair at best, unconstitutional and un-American at worst.

However, a real Fairness Doctrine might actually help if it included all …

February 10, 2009

New FCC Regulations Threaten Catholic Radio

Filed under: First Amendment - 10 Feb 2009

As reported recently in the National Catholic Register, a new version of the so-called Fairness Doctrine is threatening Catholic radio. Under the new Obama administration, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will begin applying “localism” regulations to radio station licenses. Steve …

January 30, 2009

The state establishment of atheism?

Filed under: First Amendment,Religion & Faith - 30 Jan 2009

Along with the “coming out” of militant atheism in recent years, there has been a growing perception that freedom of religion is tantamount to public freedom from religion and, such pursuit is a legitimate objective of The First Amendment. Such …

December 25, 2008

Children of Fallen Police Officers Remembered on Christmas

Filed under: First Amendment,Potpourri - 25 Dec 2008

In 1990, National Association of Chiefs of Police treasurer, Debbi Chitwood, suggested that a program be put into place where age-appropriate new gifts be selected, wrapped and sent to survivor children at Christmas time and at the time of each …

December 11, 2008

Battle for the First Amendment

Filed under: First Amendment - 11 Dec 2008

With President elect Obama getting ready to take office next month conservatives and believers in the constitution must get ready for the fight to come. Most of Obama’s plans don’t involve constitutional questions. Wasting billions of dollars on building new …

November 16, 2008

Buffalo News Supporting Silencing of Righty Radio Talkers

Douglas Turner of the Buffalo News wants conservative radio talkers silenced. He calls them “virulent,” “violent” and “coarse” and hopes that starting January 1 the “work of flushing” them will begin.

July 25, 2008

The “Fairness” Doctrine: America In The Balance

Filed under: Featured Conservative,First Amendment - 25 Jul 2008

Lurking in the gloom of the Democrat agenda is a resuscitation of the so-called “Fairness Doctrine,” which would allow the federal government, at the behest of liberal special interests, to selectively harass and intimidate radio stations whose broadcasting format it …

May 23, 2008

Right to Religious Expression Depends on Color

As if the Reverend Wright issue and double standard of Democrat presidential just-about nominee Senator Barack Obama’s seeming imperviousness as far as the press and likely voters go weren’t odious enough, the candidate is now employing campaign materials focusing on …

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