Category Archives: Free Speech

Hass Rede ist Verboten


(Blame Google Translate if that’s wrong.) Germany has some tough laws which limit expression. You really can get arrested in Germany for Holocaust denial, owning Nazi memorabilia, or hate speech. Breitbart points out that these laws might be turned around … Continue reading

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I’m Not the Only One Who Figures This is a Blacklist


The David Horowitz Freedom Center sent this out today: The Left is trying to put the Freedom Center on a blacklist of “hate groups” and run it out of business. The leftists masterminding the blacklist get results by convincing sites … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Reconsider What Things I Will Approve Other People Saying


According to a Lawyer, Andrew W. Blackwell. It’s time to reconsider protection for hate speech (More at the link) America’s legal system would not break new ground if it began to impose common sense restrictions on hate speech. In other democracies … Continue reading

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Quotes of the Day


America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves. —-Abraham Lincoln “The #Berkeley police have stood down. A sea of black masks as far as I can … Continue reading

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Heckler’s Veto Works Just Fine


Talking Points Memo: UNC-Chapel Hill will not allow Richard Spencer to rent out a space on campus, because of safety concerns. This makes UNC at least the sixth school to rebuff Spencer, who has made a strategy of speaking on public college … Continue reading

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Antifa Beats a Guy, Liberal Protects Him


Kudos to NPR for going this far.  Kelly McEvers reports on a violent confrontation, admits it was started by Antifa, and praises a reporter for protecting the apparentlypeaceful protester. On Sunday a planned rally of right-wing activists in Berkeley, Calif., … Continue reading

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Criminalizing Hate Speech — What Could Go Wrong?


From Billie Murray, a Communications Professor at Villanova University, writing in The Hill: Although this is a contentious and complex issue, there is no reason why our democratic institutions cannot develop guidelines for criminalizing hate speech. We already restrict speech … Continue reading

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