free speech

Good News for Tea Party: No New 501(c)(4) IRS Regs in '14

Chad Groening & Jody Brown, One News Now

It's apparent that conservative grassroots activists have compelled the IRS to put off implementing regulations proposed by the Obama admin. some say were intended to silence conservative and tea party groups leading up to the Nov. elections.

SCOTUS Ruling Could Cost Dems the Senate

Joe Saunders, Biz Pac Review

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Weds. striking down some limits on individual campaign spending won’t just affect a small group of wealthy donors. It could also help Repub. efforts to take the Senate. That means it will affect everybody – no matter how much money you have.

Viguerie: Supreme Court Ruling Is a Victory for Grassroots Democracy

ConservativeHQ.com Chairman and conservative author Richard A. Viguerie weighs in on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the McCutcheon v. FEC case and why liberty lovers should celebrate.

SCOTUS Follows Constitution: Left Unhinged

The scary thing about McCutcheon is that four Justices of the United States Supreme Court were willing to allow members of Congress to use the power of the government to enact a law to regulate the speech of their opponents.

Will Lawmakers Be Fined $10,000 Per Prayer After Defying Judge's Order?

Billy Hallowell, The Blaze

An atheist legal group has filed a motion accusing commissioners in Maryland of repeatedly defying a judge’s order prohibiting them from praying during public meetings.

Freedom for Me, But Not for Thee

Andrew Napolitano, Reason.com

Sen. Feinstein has no problem with experiments with Amer. liberties, unless she and her staff are the victims. The gov't derives its powers from the people's consent and must recognize that in areas of natural rights no one, not even a majority, can consent to their surrender for us. 

Obama Giving Up America’s Digital Sovereignty

If Republicans and free speech advocates allow the Obama plan to end the U.S. government relationship with ICANN to go forward it will remove American constitutional protections from what is arguably the last free place on Earth.

'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.

The IRS Is the Problem

National Review Editors

Regulating political speech is not the IRS' job. The IRS does not inspire confidence as a practitioner of self-regulation, much less as a regulator of political speech.

Despite FCC Retreat, Free Speech Still Under Fire from Obama

Roger Aronoff, Canada Free Press

Clearly, this administration includes intimidation and thought control as part of President Obama's plan for "transforming America."

Why Do Liberals Want to Suppress Political Speech?

Michael Barone, Washington Examiner

"Some of us are old enough to remember when liberals’ response to speech they disagreed with was: more speech. The reflexive response of many liberals today seems to be: shut it down."

Obama's FCC Wants to ‘Investigate’ Newsrooms, Stifle Free Press

Fox News Staff

The Obama administration’s FCC wants to send ‘investigators’ into newsrooms in order to ‘study’ how newsers decide what news to cover, and how they pick their stories, which is sparking concern among congressional Repubs. and conservative groups.

Obama's War on the First Amendment

Phyllis Schlafly, GOP USA

Obama has made it clear that he doesn't want any expression of religious faith in any public place, including buildings or schools or events. When the Founding Fathers wrote "free exercise" of religion into the Constitution, they meant public as well as private exercise.

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.

Pharaoh Al-Sisi Takes Control in Egypt: Obama Administration Sacrifices Security and Human Rights

Most of the roughly $75 billion given to Cairo over the years enriched political and military elites and funded the purpose of prestige weapons from American arms makers.  The U.S. never received much “leverage” over Egypt's leaders in return. 

Conservative Groups Urge Congress to Reject New IRS Rule

Tim Shoemaker, Campaign for Liberty

55 conservative and free market organizations urged Congress to reject a newly proposed IRS rule targeting 501(c)(4) organizations. The draconian rules will effectively muzzle 501(c)4 groups in the run-up to Nov.’s elections while unfairly exempting labor unions that support liberal candidates and causes.

Judge Rules Against Free Speech in Boston

Pamela Geller, Breitbart

The American Freedom Defense Initiative's pro-Israel ads in Boston, countering anti-Israel ads that ran there, were rejected. AFDI sued and lost but will repeal. The ad read, “In any war between the civilized man and the savage, support the civilized man. Support Israel. Defeat jihad.”