At 9:15 pm, the NYPD demanded that Occupy Wall Street take down all its signs within 15 minutes, or the police themselves would take the signs away.
What happened to the constitutional First Amendment right to peaceably assemble, petition for the redress of grievance, and engage in acts of free speech? What happened to […]
A congressional resolution written by Louis Gohmert celebrates an attempt to ban almost all artwork. […]
In the fall of 2010, the FBI raided a number of homes and an office across various midwestern cities in the United States. These raids were the result of infiltrations into communities of peace activists by agents of the FBI, and have resulted in 23 subpoenas and a variety of other threats from the federal […]
Should a journalist who finds out that the CIA has been torturing its detainees, and then writes a newspaper article sharing this information, be sent to prison for 10 years?
Should a journalist who finds out that the Iranian secret police has been torturing its detainees, and then writes a newspaper article sharing this information, […]
Earlier this month, Quinnipiac University released the results of a public opinion survey of a nationwide sample of registered voters. These results indicate that of all groups of Americans, Republicans and conservatives are least likely to support the U.S. Constitution.
On the First Amendment freedoms of of speech, assembly and religion:
On whether […]
There’s disturbing news on the Homeland Security front that you may have heard about if you live in the state of Pennsylvania. If you live elsewhere you’re not likely to have heard a word, since wire services and newspapers outside Pennsylvania have neglected to cover it. Regardless of whether you live in Pennsylvania, you should […]
Breaking news: Pastor Terry Jones of Florida has backed down from his plan to burn Korans on Saturday in the face of personal death threats from his fellow Americans and multiple applications of pressure from the military, the FBI and the White House. The military, FBI and White House applied that pressure because of threats […]
Let me get this straight:
After some people threatened to fly off the handle and kill people if a pastor in Florida engaged in constitutionally-protected free speech, various Obama Administration officials (from David Petraeus to Hillary Clinton to Barack Obama himself) acquiesced to the death threats, pushing the pastor to refrain from expressing himself.
Pamela Geller, Executive Director of Stop Islamization of America, September 2010 Speaking about a church’s plan to burn multiple copies of the Quran:
The antidote to free speech is more free speech, not less. I certainly don’t believe in it, I don’t think it’s a good idea, but I believe in free speech, and so […]
“There are reminders to all Americans that they need to watch what they say, watch what they do, and this is not a time for remarks like that; there never is.” — White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, September 26, 2001
White House Press Secretary’s Briefing, September 7 2010:
Question: Good afternoon. Robert, there’s a […]
The International Security Assistance Force commander released comments today by David Petraeus, speaking in his capacity as a U.S. General and head of ISAF in Afghanistan. Asked a question about the plans of a church in Florida to burn a Quran in a few days, Petraeus responded with the following:
It could endanger troops and […]