I. Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peacably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
February 4, 2013
- Wounded Warrior Project Apologizes for Rejecting Church Donation
I find it more than a little ironic that a project ostensibly dedicated to assisting those who have fought for freedom would be quite so anti-liberty where donations are concerned! I also can't imagine that Wounded Warriors agrees with each and every tenet of each and every group that it does "allow" to raise funds for it. I'm disappointed on both counts! (You may recall on these pages an earlier story involving Wounded Warriors which declines to accept funds raised by Second Amendment groups. Same comments apply there.)
January 28, 2013
- Anti-Science Bills Weighed in Four States
And to think there are still those who wonder why American students are lagging behind those in other countries...
- American Workers' Access to Birth Control Must Not Be Subject to
I'm in complete agreement with Americans United for Separation of Church and State that employers have no business whatsoever deciding whether or not their employees are permitted to use, or have access to, birth control. But what AU conveniently ignores is that those same employees have no business demanding their employers (or anybody else, for that matter) pay for that birth control! Prohibitions and demands of such nature coming from either side would constitute a violation of religious freedom! I'd also note that the threat to religious freedom here isn't coming from the employers...
- Obama birth control mandate loosens lawsuits
This is a clearcut violation of religious freedoms. It's a lot more than that, of course, but this one is at least one of the most obvious problems with the monstrosity that is Obamacare! Here's hoping the Supreme Court actually goes with the Constitution this time around!
January 24, 2013
- Nearly two-thirds of colleges violate First Amendment right to free speech
says new FIRE report
There's actually something even worse than denying students their right to free speech. And that's the fact that these institutes of "higher learning" are teaching their students that those limitations are perfectly acceptable. They're training them to accept such strictures from authorities as a matter of course. Now they obey school administrators; tomorrow, they'll obey one government edict or another, and they'll do so without question. How, exactly, does that bode well for the future of the country?
- City is abusing radio station's First Amendment rights
It most certainly is! But then that's understandable. Why would the City want its residents to know the kind of shenanigans it's up to in violating other of its residents' rights, eh?
- Protesting by freezing a website constitutes censorship
I agree. By all means, tell your side of the story. Present your counter-arguments. Organize boycotts or buycotts as you believe appropriate. But to quite literally muzzle the opposition—temporarily or otherwise—and then ask for government protection for that action is beyond the pale!
January 23, 2013
- Facebook Apologizes for Threatening to Shut Down Conservative Fan Page Over Post Critical of Obama Admin.
You know, I don't have a problem with a company deciding who and who not it will serve. No, but I sure do have issues with a company that doesn't play fair (apparently based on its own prejudices or biases), and it seems Facebook has received more than one complaint from conservatives in that regard!