Category Archives: freedom

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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The Round Table Discussion on the Role of Irony in University Discourse Will Go on as Planned


National Post: Ryerson University [Toronto] has canceled a panel discussion called “The Stifling of Free Speech on University Campuses” following pushback from activists who said the event was giving a platform to fascists. The event, which was set for August … Continue reading

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You Knew the Ending…


…but it is nice to see others getting the word out. Steve Kelly, thanks for not suing me…and h/t IMAO. The fascinistas are a real threat. Antifa the same.  Entitled jerks. Where the hell are the old hippies, denouncing this … Continue reading

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