First Amendment

Time To Make Facebook Pay For Its Lies

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to have it both ways; he wants press freedom, but not press responsibility. Now testimony in a small California courtroom has finally put to lie Zuckerberg's claim that Facebook in merely a tech platform, not a media company.

The politics of cake

Cal Thomas, Washington Times

The nation’s Founding Fathers expressly forbid Congress (not states) from establishing a religion so that people might have the right to freely exercise their faith. The restriction on government comes before the liberty granted to individuals in the First Amendment, indicating they wanted to protect people from government intrusions on their practice of faith more than they wanted to protect government from being influenced by people of faith.

Masterpiece Cake: Supreme Court Emancipates Christian Slave

After Masterpiece Cake, religious persons who have been persecuted by state and local enforcers of the Left’s anti-religious agenda now have the right to introduce evidence of bias and to obtain relief when a government’s demand for tolerance becomes merely a cover for the Far-Left to persecute those who wish to live according to Biblical principles.

In Defense of ABC and the NFL

Ben Shapiro, National Review

Free speech can be threatened in practice by a culture of mob rule — attempts to destroy someone’s life thanks to their viewpoint rather than their behavior. But sometimes speech is inherently related to the job or product at issue. Corporations have every right to protect their bottom line under such circumstances, and the public has every right to shy away from such products and services.

Viguerie + Sixty-Two Conservative Leaders Demand Facebook End Discrimination Against Conservatives

Facebook official Campbell Brown, a former anchor on NBC and CNN, told attendees at a recent conference that Facebook would be censoring news publishers based on its own internal biases. Now CHQ Chairman Richard Viguerie and 62 other conservative leaders have demanded an end to the censorship of conservatives.

White House Correspondents’ Dinner in the Gutter

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

What happened to the WHCA dinner? The evening has become less a celebration of the First Amendment than a celebration of the press themselves, how wonderful they are and how indispensable they are to our democracy. Yet in the eyes of tens of millions of their countrymen, they are seen not as "speaking truth to power," but as using their immense power over American communications to punish their enemies, advance their own agendas, and, today, bring down a president. The press denounces Trump for calling the media "the enemy of the people." But is there any doubt that the mainstream media are, by and large, enemies of Trump and looking to Robert Mueller to solve their problem?

Violent Left Shuts Down Conservative Speakers In Wisconsin And Minnesota

Imagine for a moment that every time the baby-killers of Planned Parenthood announced that one of its leaders was speaking, pro-life conservatives threatened the venue with violence and tried to intimidate employees of any co-sponsors of the event. Such conduct would be labeled terrorism, but for the violent Left and their Muslim allies it is business as usual.

Democrats Want To Repeal The First And Second Amendments

Retired Supreme Court Associate Justice John Paul Stevens, a liberal appointed by establishment Republican President Gerald R. Ford, yesterday penned an op-ed in the New York Times calling for the repeal of the Second Amendment and the idea is embraced by the same progressives that just a few years ago wanted to change the First Amendment to limit free speech.

Rep. Doug Lamborn: Pentagon Rejects Atheist “Chaplain”

"I applaud the Navy for upholding a traditional definition of the chaplaincy, which has been repeatedly confirmed by Congress and the DOD. The installment of an atheist chaplain would inevitably open the door to a host of chaplains representing many other philosophical worldviews," said principled limited government constitutional conservative Rep. Doug Lamborn.

The Oligarchs’ Counterrevolution

Media and internet near-monopolies and a too big to fail bank, the largest credit card issuer in the country, have joined in another attack on the Second Amendment and brazenly announced their plan to undermine the Constitution to accomplish their goals.

Right of Private Association Takes Hit Under NY’s Schneiderman

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, CNS News

The ruling disproportionately hurts conservative organizations, which, unlike nonprofits on the left, tend not to rely on taxpayer funding. Conservative nonprofit organizations are far more likely to rely on private citizens pooling their resources for a cause, whereas liberal organizations often see themselves as “partners” with government, especially under the Obama community organizing model, and tend to eagerly accept, if not rely upon, taxpayer money.

It’s Up to Veterans to Reclaim Religious Liberty in Military Stolen by Obama

Secularists like former President Obama and atheists like Mikey Weinstein live to destroy this scared bond between God, Jesus, Chaplains and our men and women in uniform, and our history, and the damage they and their legions caused over the last eight long years in power was immense.

Act Now To Prevent Militant Atheist From Becoming Navy Chaplain

In a bizarre act straight out of the Obama playbook for social engineering in the military, the Navy Chaplain Appointment and Retention Eligibility Advisory group is recommending that militant atheist Dr. Jason Heap be appointed to serve as a secular-humanist chaplain in the Navy.

A piece of cake for the Supreme Court

Editors, Washington Examiner

If the Supreme Court decides in favor of the Colorado Civil Rights Commission, it will buttress state power at the expense of the Bill of Rights. It would endorse coercion to force people to pretend to believe what they understand to be false. This would shatter the First Amendment. It would institutionalize a violent struggle, which cannot end, in which might decides what is right, in which the powerful can use the law to subjugate the weak.

Will Supreme Court Uphold Slavery Of Christians?

Yesterday the Supreme Court heard the case of Christian baker Jack Philips and Masterpiece Cakeshop who refused to participate in a same-sex wedding. To force someone to do labor against their will is the very definition of slavery and that is what the radical homosexual lobby has been using courts across America to do.

President Trump: Stop The FEMA Religious Discrimination

FEMA is acting like Obama is still in charge and enforcing a policy that stands in defiance of the recent Supreme Court ruling in Trinity Lutheran, which appears to protect the right of religious organizations to participate in widely available programs on equal footing with secular organizations.

Can We All Get Along?

William Murchison, The American Spectator

“Can we all get along?” Apparently not. The duty of the day  the political duty  is to punish critics and the dissimilarly minded. Some just plain don’t want to “get along,” lest amenability to free speech and spacious tolerance of others call into question their political sincerity. What would it take to fix this troubled America of ours? About a million fewer politicians is a goal to get us started.

Not Giving Up–Until Abortion Is Held in the Contempt It Deserves

Tony Perkins, CNS News

If abortion groups are trying to keep a low profile, they’re not doing a very good job of it. While Congress debates whether taxpayers should fund the likes of Planned Parenthood, the industry has spent the last six months trying to avoid headlines. That will be impossible now, thanks to a federal judge who’s threatening to send the man responsible for exposing the grisly business to jail.

Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager Film to Expose Silliness of Safe Spaces and Snowflakes

“This is a story that must be told because the future of our country literally depends on what happens on these campuses,” said Dennis Prager. “If these students don’t understand the very concept of free speech, our whole nation is in trouble.”

Campus High Jinks and the First Amendment

R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr., The American Spectator

Neither Ann nor YAF should want anything to do with U.C. Berkeley. In fact, I cannot imagine any intelligent person wanting anything to do with most universities, much less wanting to lecture at one. Why would Ann Coulter want to speak there? Why would any intelligent person want to speak at almost any university in the country?