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Ali Is Dead, Fear is Alive & Free Speech Is Being Dealt a Knock-Out Punch

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute June 10, 2016   “What are the defenders of free speech to do? The sad fact is that this fundamental freedom is on its heels across America. Politicians of both parties want to use the power of government to silence their foes. Some in the university community seek […]

Children of the American Police State: Just Another Brick in the Wall

Controversial Free Speech Zones Finally Being Banned From College Campuses

Controversial Free Speech Zones Finally Being Banned From College Campuses

By James Holbrooks UndergroundReporter.org June 2, 2016   Controversial Free Speech Zones Finally Being Banned From College Campuses     Amid long-running debate in Iowa about the Constitutionality of “free speech zones” on college campuses, the Governor of Arizona recently signed new bills that will effectively turn campuses, themselves, into zones of free speech in that […]


Shame on the U.S. Supreme Court for Making a Mockery of the First Amendment 1

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute May 16, 2016   Shame on the U.S. Supreme Court for Making a Mockery of the First Amendment       “The vitality of civil and political institutions in our society depends on free discussion… It is only through free debate and free exchange of ideas that government […]

Shame on the U.S. Supreme Court for Making a Mockery of the First Amendment

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Rights Versus Wishes

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com April 20, 2016   Rights Versus Wishes   Here is what presidential aspirant Sen. Bernie Sanders said: “I believe that health care is a right of all people.” President Barack Obama declared that health care “should be a right for every American.” The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: “Every […]


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Loretta Lynch and the Government War on Free Speech

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute March 14, 2016 Loretta Lynch and the Government War on Free Speech   During her appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week, Attorney General Loretta Lynch admitted that she asked the FBI to examine whether the federal government should take legal action against so-called climate change deniers. Attorney […]


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In Landmark Ruling, UK Court Affirms “Journalism Isn’t Terrorism”

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams January 19, 2016   In Landmark Ruling, UK Court Affirms “Journalism Isn’t Terrorism” Court rules in favor of David Miranda, detained for nine hours at Heathrow airport in 2013 while transporting journalist documents on NSA revelations     In a landmark ruling, a British appeals court on Tuesday found that the […]


Error 451: A New Dystopian Internet Code With a Very Important Meaning

By Nadia Prupis Common Dreams December 23, 2015   Error 451: A New Dystopian Internet Code With a Very Important Meaning ‘If your government does that, it sends a strong message to you as a citizen about what their intent is.’     A new internet code inspired by the dystopian writings of Ray Bradbury […]

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How the Government Made Me a Dissident

By John Kiriakou OtherWords November 23, 2015   How the Government Made Me a Dissident Nothing helps you appreciate our constitutional rights like being robbed of them.   I sometimes say the government turned me into a dissident — after I spent 14 years at the CIA and two more at the Senate Foreign Relations […]


When You’re Popular, You Don’t Need Freedom of Speech

By Andrew Syrios Mises.org November 11, 2015   When You’re Popular, You Don’t Need Freedom of Speech   Free speech is not something that people would normally see as a realm of economics, but in many ways, an economic understanding of the support and opposition to free speech can shed a lot of light on what’s […]

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Sheep Led to the Slaughter: The Muzzling of Free Speech in America

By John W. Whitehead The Rutherford Institute September 2, 2015   Sheep Led to the Slaughter: The Muzzling of Free Speech in America   “If the freedom of speech be taken away, then dumb and silent we may be led, like sheep to the slaughter.”—George Washington The architects of the American police state must think […]


Academic Fascism II

By Walter E. Williams LewRockwell.com August 21, 2015   Academic Fascism II   Last week’s column highlighted college campus absurdities and the ongoing attack on free speech and plain common sense. As parents gear up to fork over $20,000 to $60,000 for college tuition, they might benefit from knowing what greets their youngsters. Deceitful college […]

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