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South Portland tells Students to Celebrate Freedom through Coercion and Silence

What did you learn in school today?

Brad Rogers writes in the Bangor Daily News about a simple choice by high school seniors in South Portland.  The senior class President of South Portland high school noticed that teachers were harassing students who chose not to say the Pledge of Allegiance, so she looked up state law, […]

Big Government Steve King Introduces Nanny State Bill to Congress

I thought the Republican Party was supposed to be the party of small government.

Why, then, would Republican Representative Steve King of Iowa introduce H.R. 997?

H.R. 997 is a bill that imposes big government requirements on millions of people who work for the United States Goverment.

H.R. 997 is the Nanny State bill to […]

Walter Jones Favors Free Speech for Politicking Churches, Opposes Free Speech for Protesters

Yesterday, I noted that North Carolina Republican Representative Walter Jones had introduced legislation (H.R. 153) that would let churches start entering political campaigns without losing their special tax-exempt status. Jones terms it a “free speech” issue.

Today, I learned that Rep. Jones is a sponsor of legislation that would make it possible to toss protesters […]

Southern Trio in Congress Wants to Let Churches Have it Both Ways: No Taxes, Unlimited Politics

The way the law is set up in the United States right now is clear: Churches and other non-profit organizations have the right to campaign for particular political candidates if they choose. They are perfectly free to do so. They just have to do one little thing if they want to start politicking: pay taxes […]

Light the White House Purple Petition Gets Swift Obama Response. Pardon Edward Snowden Petition? Obama Response now 592 Days Overdue

592 days ago, on June 22 2013, just 13 days after it was created, the petition to pardon civil liberties whistleblower Edward Snowden surpassed a hundred thousand signatures. That 100,000 mark is crucial, because as an official petition on the official “We The People” petition website set up by the White House, it is guaranteed […]

Opportunity For American Jane Austen Fans To Connect With Human Rights Abuses Of Guantanamo

What if I told you that Momhamedou Ould Slahi, a Mauritanian who has been held prisoner in the American prisons of Guantanamo for over 12 years, where he has been tortured and threatened in violation of the Geneva Conventions, in spite of the fact that he has never been accused of any crime, has managed […]

I am not Charlie Hebdo. The Kouachi brothers are not Islam.

Signs reading “Je suis Charlie” or “I am Charlie” have sprung up in demonstrations offline and online around the world in the wake of a shooting in which two brothers shot and killed 12 people working for the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo. The meaning intended by carriers of the “Je Suis Charlie” sign […]

Jeb Bush Says State Governments Should Be Able To Discriminate Against Americans

Most Americans understand that we live in a single nation, united under a single Constitution, which is the highest law of all the land. We understand that every other law in the USA must comply with the Constitution. We recognize the authority of the 14th amendment to the Constitution, which reads: “All persons born or […]

Equating Dissent With Treason Is Not Liberal

A currently popular post over at the Being Liberal network on Google Plus, pictured below, shows a photograph of Barack Obama in front of a waving American flag and asserts, “Openly defying and brazenly disrespecting your president, while hoping that he failed, is not called patriotism… it is called TREASON”.

Then, another post asserts that, […]

Kenya Uses USA To Justify Authoritarian Law

In Kenya, the national legislature has passed the Security Laws Amendment Bill. The law allows the government to imprison people for lengthy periods without criminal charge, and to conduct surveillance against Kenyans without any search warrant or other court approval.

Among the justifications for this action: The United States has imprisoned people for years without […]

Which Gay People Want To Put Christians In Chains?

They say Christianity is a religion of compassion, but then Christians keep on doing things to wreck that storyline.

Joe My God reports that Matt Barber, of the Christian law firm Liberty Counsel, is warning his allies of dire punishments to come. Barber says, “I suggest that when any Christian business owner, magistrate or county […]