First Amendment Rights

Know Thy Enemy

The effort to develop a “foundational progressive infrastructure at the community level” is well underway, and President Trump’s conservative – populist coalition should take notice that there is a new enemy on the battlefield.

Stopping The Conspiracy To Silence Conservatives

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, Esq., The Daily Caller

Virgin Islands Attorney General Claude Walker recently issued an administrative subpoena to the nonprofit Competitive Enterprise Institute demanding research, op-eds, speeches, and publications about Climate Change. The First Amendment protects speech and publication, and attacks on the content of speech have long been considered among its most pernicious violations.

OUR FRIENDS AT CEI FACE A SUBPOENA OVER CLIMATE DISSENT

Walter Olsen, The American Spectator

If the forces behind this show-us-your-papers subpoena succeed in punishing (or simply inflicting prolonged legal harassment on) a group conducting supposedly wrongful advocacy, there’s every reason to think they will come after other advocacy groups later. That includes yours.

For Folks Who Just Love Suppressing Free Speech

Charles Lipson, Real Clear Politics

The Canadian government of Stephen Harper has a fascinating idea. Use hate-crime laws against groups that advocate boycotting Israel. It’s a terrible idea. But I love it; there is a perverse humor to Harper’s idea because it targets the very people who try so hard to suppress others’ views and ostracize them. It tells them to enjoy their own home cooking.

Pamela Geller: A Response to My Critics - This Is a War

Pamela Geller, Special to TIME Magazine

Sunday in Garland, Texas, a police officer was wounded in a battle that is part of a longstanding war: the war against the freedom of speech. Some people are blaming me for the Garland shooting — so I want to address that here.

Dad Arrested for Protesting Sex Book

Jerome R. Corsi, WND

William Baer, whose ninth-grade daughter was assigned the book “Nineteen Minutes,” was arrested at a NH school board meeting after he protested the district’s failure to notify parents that the book contained graphic descriptions of “rough sex” between teens.

ANOTHER University Stops Students From Giving Out Constitution

Robby Soave, Daily Caller

Two students are suing the University of Hawaii for violating their First Amendment rights after administrator prevented them from distributing copies of the U.S. Constitution — demonstrating a frightening lack of knowledge about the very legal document they were attempting to censor.

Cruz Urges SCOTUS to Stand Up for 1st Amend. Rights

Rob Bluey, Heritage Blog

Ted Cruz has declared his support for the families who own Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties in their First Amendment challenge of an Obamacare mandate.

'Reunited' Tea Party Activists Mount Battle v. IRS

Barnini Chakraborty, Fox News

Ted Cruz told the CPAC crowd that "we need to abolish the IRS." A packed panel discussion, titled "IRS Targeting Scandal: Protecting the Voice of the People," was held. Bill Norton, head of the Tea Party Patriots, says the actions of the IRS trample on the First Amendment rights of everyone.

Will Arizona Free Its Christian Slaves?

To force someone to do labor against their will is the very definition of slavery and that is nothing less than what the radical homosexual lobby and their secular liberal allies have been using courts across America to do. Arizona's SB 1062 is needed o protect believers from this judge-imposed slavery. Sign and share the petition to urge Gov. Brewer to support the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, SB 1062.

Free Speech For Me, But Not For Thee

David Keene, The Washington Times

The left sees their silencing of the right as a matter of good versus evil.

U. of 'Bama Censors Pro-Life Students for ‘Offensive’ Poster

Robby Soave, Daily Caller

Administrators at the University of Alabama secretly removed an anti-abortion display because some students found it offensive — a clear violation of pro-life students’ First Amendment rights, according to a free speech group.

Spending Bill Bans IRS Targeting, Reverses Vet Pension Cuts

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

Negotiators reached a deal on a huge spending bill to fund the gov't for the rest of '14, agreeing to undo 2013’s cut to military retirement benefits and other GOP demands in exchange for higher spending levels. It'll include strict rules to prevent the IRS from targeting groups for exercising First Amendment rights

Phil Robertson Controversy Reveals The Left’s Kill Switch on Dissent

We think that there’s a pattern developing here – and the implementation of a “cultural kill switch” through which any opinion outside those of the secular liberal elite is automatically deleted from the supposedly free and unfiltered internet. You can fight back, and win, by joining us in supporting Phil Robertson. Click here to sign and share our petition.

Schlafly: O's Shutdown Politics

Phyllis Schlafly, GOP USA

Is Obama trying to eliminate military chaplains in his war against Christianity? Incidents like these are building a climate of intimidation and discrimination against Christians in the military. Whatever happened to our First Amendment right of "free exercise" of religion and Dem's so-called culture of inclusion?

Christian Bakers Hit by Lib Intolerance

Bobby Eberle, GOP USA

Seeing the blatant hypocrisy of liberals in the Klein bakery case is stunning enough, but now the Oregon government is now getting involved.