Showing posts with label free expression. Show all posts
Showing posts with label free expression. Show all posts

April 24, 2019


NYT: The tables have turned -- Time to investigate the FBI, Steele and the rest of the 'witch hunters'

fromZeroHedge:  Now that the shoe is on the other foot, and key Democrats backing away from talks of impeachment, let's see if lady justice will follow the rest of us down the rabbit hole. 
The Government is Not Us           Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Is nationwide marijuana legalization just around the corner?

fromReason:  It's hard to be pessimistic about marijuana legalization these days. Recreational cannabis is legal in 10 states and decriminalized in another 14.  

Walter E Williams: Millennials for socialism

fromCreators:  If one needed evidence of the gross ignorance of millennials, and their teachers and college professors, it's their solid support for socialism and socialist presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders.

VIDEO: Victor Davis Hanson - The Russia Collusion Hoax, A Retrospective

fromLibertyPen/YouTube:  From American Thought Leaders, historian Victor Davis Hanson provides a brilliant retrospective of the Russian Hoax, detailing the players, the playbook and what could come next. 

Should prostitution be a normal profession?

fromBBC:  When prostitution is illegal “what ends up happening is the sex workers themselves have to pay bribes to the police – either sexual bribes or financial bribes – to then escape the enforcement of the law. That simply means they have to do more sex work in order to make up the money they’ve paid to the state.”

The panic over ‘social media addiction’ threatens free speech

fromReason:  Classifying heavy internet use as medical addiction leads to bad policy and inferior patient care. 

April 12, 2019


Alexa is listening to everything you say

fromBloomberg:  Tens of millions of very foolish people use smart speakers and their voice software to play games, find music or trawl for trivia
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

The best reason to not buy any new car

fromEricPetersAuto:  Free health care, free college tuition, free child care are the beacons for the liberal Left. Everything but the freedom to think for yourself.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

The miserable, squalid campaign to stifle Tucker Carlson

fromTheSpectator:  The Fox News host’s only real crime is daring to be provocative in a dull media world.
Media Bias on Parade

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - The Shame of White Privilege and Other Leftist Crimes

fromLibertyPen/YouTube:  A look at the apologetic whining from Democratic presidential candidates for having been born white, advocating borders, failing to champion reparations to blacks and other high PC crimes.


Mar 1, 2019


The Left wants everything free, except free speech

fromAmericanThinker:  Free health care, free college tuition, free child care are the beacons for the liberal Left. Everything but the freedom to think for yourself.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Victor Davis Hanson: California's rendezvous with reality

fromTownhall:  For years, high-speed rail has drained the state budget of transportation funds that might have easily updated nightmarish stretches of the Central Valley's Highway 99.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market      The Government is Not Us

Scientists want Orwellian A.I. sentient smart assistants to snitch on owners and discuss contacting police

fromActivistPost:  Smart assistants like Siri, Google Home, and Amazon Echo could soon be implemented with a “moral AI” to decide whether to report their owners for breaking the law. George Orwell does not hold the patent. 
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Military intervention in Venezuela would be a reckless, dangerous option

fromReason:  The push for intervention is no surprise, and it should be given no quarter.
Defense Versus The War Machine

Oregon passes nation's first statewide rent control law

fromReason:  The bill comes with new risks for tenants and property owners alike.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

No permit required. Oklahoma Becomes 15th gun-carry state

fromFreeBeacon:  Residents of Oklahoma just got freer and safer. Protection is everywhere

Feb 20, 2019


Record high name government as most important problem

fromGallup:  Thirty-five percent of Americans name the government, poor leadership or politicians as the greatest problem facing the U.S. This is the highest percentage Gallup has recorded for this concern.
The Government is Not Us

After innocent couple murdered over cop’s lies, Houston police vow no more no-knock raids

fromFreeThoughtProject:  After a no-knock raid, based on lies, led to the murder of an innocent couple, Houston police chief Art Acevedo vows to no longer use them.
Police State America

Victor Davis Hanson pronounces the coup against Trump dead, then performs an autopsy

fromRedState:  FBI officials, like Andrew McCabe, found that the media was more than willing to oblige. Correspondents would happily publish any “leaks” officials were willing to provide.
Media Bias on Parade         Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

‘Free expression/free speech’ for students being muzzled

fromInsideSources:  Years of Supreme Court decisions have left student expression rights at a crossroads, even as justices have expanded safeguards for nearly every other area of free expression.
Indoctrination and Censorship

How the Feds are using civil asset forfeiture to threaten free speech

fromReason:  Sex, publishing, and quasi-legal theft collide in the Backpage prosecution.
Police State America       

A look into the legal distinction between sex trafficking and prostitution

from1011Now:  Prostitution is a consensual, but illegal, voluntary exchange. Human trafficking, is modern day slavery. Big difference.

Feb 14, 2019


Green New Deal: A Democratic suicide note

fromWND:  Among the endorsers of this Green New Deal is Sen. Cory Booker, who compares the battle to stop climate change to fighting the Nazis in World War II.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery        Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Senate has uncovered no direct evidence of conspiracy between Trump campaign and Russia

fromNBCNews:  The two and a half year long Democratic Party witch hunt comes up snake eyes.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

VIDEO: Tucker Carlson - Environmental Crisis: The Last Straw

fromLibertyPen/YouTube:  Across the nation, the movement to ban plastic straws is gaining momentum. Tucker Carlson looks at the danger posed to Americans by this tubular menace.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

National debt hits a new record high: $22 trillion

fromReason:  A new record, but one that won't stand for long.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Cory Booker: ‘This planet simply can’t sustain’ people eating meat

fromWashingtonFreeBeacon:  The latest clown to pile into the car says he "is vegan because eating eggs 'didn't align with my spirit'.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery        Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Students' free speech rights need to be strengthened

fromNWI:  In 1965, the court reasoned, “It can hardly be argued that students shed their constitutional rights to freedom of speech or expression at the schoolhouse gate.”  What happened?
Indoctrination and Censorship

Feb 1, 2019


Andrew Napolitano: An American nightmare

fromPJMedia:  We see "the behavior of a police state where the laws are written to help the government achieve its ends, not to guarantee the freedom of the people — and where police break the laws they are sworn to enforce."
Police State America

Have gun, can't travel

fromReason:  New York City’s arbitrary restrictions on transporting firearms give SCOTUS a chance to curtail rampant disrespect for the Second Amendment.
Second Amendment Assaults

The war on cash ramps up in EU

fromEconomicPolicyJournal:  The 'war on cash' cContinues as a major halt to Eurozone issuance of €500 notes begins. The U.S. has already abolished currency denomination over $100. The pretense is always crime.
Individual Liberty: America's First Principle     Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

Whatever Mueller finds, gag-orders and no-knock raids should appall everyone!

fromTheDailyBell:  This should raise red flags to the most rabid left-wing liberal, the staunchest thin-blue-line conservative, or anyone in between who cares one iota about personal freedom or an impartial justice system.
Police State America

Record cold forces rethink on global warming

fromPJMedia:  The precepts of environmental religion inconvenienced by reality.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Police in Houston promise to go after and ‘track’ those who criticize police

fromFreeThought Project:  "We’re going to be keeping track of all of you, and we’re going to make sure that we hold you accountable every time you stir the pot on our police officers."

Jan 31, 2019


Free speech liberalism is dying in its birthplace

fromTheAmericanConservative: Britain, the home of Swift and Mill, is increasingly clamping down on expression.
Indoctrination and Censorship

TAKEN: How police departments make millions by seizing property

fromGreenvilleOnline: In South Carolina, civil forfeiture targets black people’s money most of all. 
Police State America

The Trump administration’s crackdown on marijuana legalization might end under Bill Barr

fromTheSpokesmanReview: Trump’s nominee to replace Sessions as attorney general confirmed that he won’t be continuing that push to crack down on legal pot if he is confirmed by the Senate. 
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

The 100-mile rule runs contrary to reasonable searches

fromTheSpokesmanReview: Federal agents board buses and perform “show-us-your-papers checks” that are exactly the kind of fishing expedition the Fourth Amendment seems designed to prevent. 
Police State America

Chronic pain patients gather to protest opioid regulations

fromGreeleyTribune: When law enforcement policy, not medical evaluation, decides who gets painkillers, the citizens suffer. 
Police State America      Regulation Nation

Make individualism great again

from71Republic: Across the country, we are witnessing a decline of the influence of individualism in our society with the effects of this being purely negative. 

August 30, 2018


CA becomes first state to eliminate bail for suspects awaiting trial

fromABC30: When they got rid of attorney-client privilege, no one cared because it was just Michael Cohen. Will anyone now care that the presumption of innocence is headed toward the shit can.
Justice is a Result, Not Just a Process        The Government is Not Us

3D gun proponent Cody Wilson defiant, offers firearm blueprints for sale

fromBitcoin.com: In an exclusive interview with Matt Aaron of the Bitcoin.com Podcast Network, Cody Wilson of Defense Distributed explains how he planned all along to defy US lawmakers.
2nd Amendment Assaults

VIDEO: Mark Penn, Tucker Carlson - Big Tech, Big Brother

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: Remember this: When liberals do the right thing morally, they often injure themselves politically. They did this weekend.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Walter E Williams: Immigrants and Disease

fromCreators: The Immigration and Nationality Act mandates that all immigrants and refugees undergo a medical screening examination to determine whether they have an inadmissible health condition.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Why the liberal dilemma leads to a Democratic demise

fromTownhall: Remember this: When liberals do the right thing morally, they often injure themselves politically. They did this weekend.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Warrior cops endanger our lives and freedoms

fromTownhall: "My beef is with the growing squads of warrior cops who have been given the green light to kill, shoot, taser, abuse and steal from American citizens in the so-called name of law and order."
Police State America

June 21, 2016

Horowitz reveals that Comey Is under DOJ investigation over mishandling classified info

fromZeroHedge: “We received a referral on that from the FBI,” We are handling that referral and we will issue a report when the matter is complete."
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Walter E Williams: Blind to real problems

fromCreators: "Instead of admitting that racism has declined, we (blacks) argue all the harder that it is still alive and more insidious than ever. We hold race up to shield us from what we do not want to see in ourselves."
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

Obama’s silky lie and FBI bias in the Clinton investigation

fromChicagoTribune: Obama’s lie was told in 2015, when Obama was asked by CBS’ Bill Plante when he learned Mrs. Clinton had used an unsecured email server.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

John Stossel: Patriarchy defender

fromCreators: How dare Jordan Peterson tell men there is value in the old-fashioned ideal of being a responsible, tough individual, not just a sensitive, passive person.
Political Correctness and Other Nitwittery

At least one judge in Brooklyn knows how to stop police brutality

fromAboveTheLaw: He'll probably get smacked down by our statist Supreme Court though.
Police State America

Homeland Security's new database could chill speech, deter free association

fromIfex: Our founders designed a system where the government was servant to the people. Now, a system is being put in place to achieve just the opposite.
The Government is Not Us

February 7, 2018


Governments hate Bitcoin and cash for the same reason: they protect people’s privacy.

fromReason: Officials want to track every financial transaction you make, and they see cryptocurrencies and cash alike as barriers to achieving that goal.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market     The Government is Not Us

Nunes duels the Deep State

fromCreators: Patrick Buchanan: "That memo worked up in the Intel Committee of Chairman Devin Nunes may not have sunk the Mueller investigation, but from the sound of the secondary explosions, this torpedo was no dud."
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Is it a crime or free speech to flip off a cop?

fromIndyStar: Hint: The Constitution protects free expression but not does not insulate one from being butt-hurt.
Indoctrination and Censorship

Law enforcement uses smart meter parking apps to spy on everyone

fromMassPrivateI: Smart Meter Parking Apps are collecting tons of personal information and creating a huge database of where and when you park.
Government is Watching Every Move You Make

Walter E Williams: Let's Limit Spending

fromCreators: The true measure of government's impact on our lives is government spending, not taxing.
Economic Policy: Statism Versus The Free Market

VIDEO: Jordan Peterson - Realize Your Potential

fromLibertyPen/YouTube: How to maximize your shot to have a fulfilling life.
The Pursuit of Happiness

September 6, 2017


The maximum price of the minimum wage

from The Washington Times:  When the bill for feel-good economics comes due, only the ignorant scream.
Regulation Nation

When cowards give in to looters, the American people are the losers

from The American Spectator:  Republicans wave the white flag on Obamacare as RINO senators and governors move toward a blueprint for surrender. When they ran for election, the GOP put on their masks. When they failed to act, they took them off.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption

Wisconsin moves to be first state ever to nullify federal cannabis prohibition through legislation

from The Free Thought Project:  State nullification of federal marijuana prohibition is completely constitutional, with the feds having little, if any, recourse to stop the process. Until now, cannabis has been legalized ONLY through direct initiative of the people, not by our so-called representatives.
The War on Unapproved Voluntary Exchange

Internet censorship bill would spell disaster for speech and innovation

from Electronic Frontier Foundation:  The bill, named the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act, would not stop sex traffickers (its stated pretense), but it would chill free expression.
Indoctrination and Censorship

A 2020 Democratic agenda is emerging

from The Washington Post:  Intolerant and unrealistic, the party ditches pretended moderation and will openly fight for their left-wing agenda.
Politics and Other Official Acts of Corruption


Green Light For Jury-Nullification Crusaders

by Emma Gannone.     The 10th Circuit upheld an injunction that lets protesters disseminate pamphlets about jury nullification outside a state courthouse in Colorado. Jury nullification describes the practice by which a jury acquits a defendant, despite evidence of his guilt, because the jury members believe the law at issue is immoral. Protests over   ... MORE

Protecting Consumers From Speech-Chilling Lawsuits

by Michael Beckerman.    Summer is almost here, which means sun, fun, and summer vacations. It also means many of us are going to be spending time browsing online reviews to preview the good, the bad, and the ugly on travel locations. Imagine a world in which a hotel company could sue customers because they didn’t like their stay. What if  ... MORE

Dear AG, Conspiring Against Free Speech Is A Crime

by Glenn Harlan Reynolds.    Breaking the law to shut up climate change dissenters. Federal law  makes it a felony “for two or more persons to agree together to injure, threaten, or intimidate a person in any state, territory or district in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him/her by the Constitution or the laws of   ... MORE

Europe Sacrifices Free Speech For Political Correctness

by Dr. Michael Hurd.     Europe has gone crazy. Yes, there are the terrorist attacks. But it’s the political correctness and censorship, too. Governments in Europe are literally sacrificing their citizens for the sake of not offending Islam. Here’s an example. Anti-Islam firebrand Geert Wilders went on trial last Friday for allegedly inciting hatred against the  ... MORE

More People Recognizing Copyright's 'Free Speech Problem'

by Mike Masnick.  For many years now, we've written about the fact that copyright law and the First Amendment are actually in quite a lot of conflict. After all, copyright is regularly used to stifle speech, and the First Amendment isn't supposed to allow for the barring of speech. Over the years, legal experts have been increasingly starting to realize    ... MORE

Rattled Students Demand Protection From Chalk Message

by Robby Soave. As anyone who has spent five seconds at a college can attest, sidewalks covered in chalk messages are a pretty common fixture of the campus scene. But Emory University students had their delicate worldview shaken by the sudden appearance of one specific chalk message, "Trump 2016," all over campus. The students were so ... MORE

Trump Is Not Responsible For Violence Against Him

by Michael Hurd.  The anti-free speech, anti-American protesters are. Donald Trump was forced to cancel a rally in Chicago due to threats of violence. Apparently, even the police were afraid. Black Lives Matter, a group which openly supports violence to attain its goals of socialism, cheers the shutdown. They tweeted such comments as, “Way   ... MORE

Andrew Napolitano: The Heckler's Veto

The government must protect unpopular speech.  On Feb. 7, 1946, Arthur Terminiello, a Roman Catholic priest who was a fierce opponent of communism and believed that President Harry Truman was too comfortable with it, gave an incendiary speech in a Chicago hall that his sponsors had rented. The hall held about 800 people, but nearly   ... MORE