The law in this country has been perverted. A human being needs to be safe in his person, he needs to be able to able to enjoy the fruits of his labor, and he needs to be free. Free to speak, to travel, to work, and to associate as he sees fit. Protecting these three… More Our Laws Are Perverse
The Labor government, unable to cobble together a parliamentary majority for its “media reform” fiasco, has shelved the entire thing (Andrew Bolt). So free speech is still breathing in Australia. One of the reasons for Labor’s trouble – the center-right opposition stood firm and tall in their complete opposition. Tony Abbott revealed himself to be… More Free press survives in Australia
The politicians have finally figured out how to regulate the press in the United Kingdom (Telegraph). No, that’s not a good thing. The entire political spectrum outside of Parliament (from Toby Young to Dan Hodges) is furious. Hodges is particular about how “it’s already undermining legitimate journalism” – with specific examples of critical British stories… More Freedom of speech mortally wounded in the UK, but may survive in Australia
An excellent and practical video. It’s well worth the hour you’ll spend watching it, and for those of us who have been extremely discouraged by the results of the election, Bill give a gracious-but-firm kick in the butt!
Paul Akers, the schitzophrenic Editor of the Free-Lance Star, has come out with another biased editorial excretion without any semblance of balance. This one, one the topic of the much-discussed Rappahannock Toll Road. Some background: for some years, there has been a need for a new Western crossing of the Rappahannock River. As Stafford and… More Worst Editorial Board in the Commonwealth strikes again
Fmr. Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hit the ball out of the park with this op-ed piece in the WSJ today. There are so many good points, it’s hard to know where to begin. As always, I would begin with the Constitution: Engrained in it is the “pursuit of happiness”, listed as one of the unalienable… More How conservatives view today’s political debates, Part I
Seriously, every member of the Free Slant Star Editorial Board should be replaced, immediately. One of their most obnoxious members, Richard Amhrine, put forward one of the worst examples of childish screed I’ve ever seen in a (what used to be) respectable paper. For those just joining, allow me to refresh some of the FLS Editorial Board’s… More Worst Editorial Board in the Commonwealth slimes again
The good folks at the Free Lance Star editorial board have struck again today, allowing 5- count ’em, 5- leftist letters to the editor to appear today, with nary a conservative. As someone who has had his submissions ignored because they “are GOP talking points”, I find the hypocrisy appalling. One particular truth-challenged submission challenges… More The Worst Editorial Board in Virginia Strikes Again
The father of the 9-year-old who was killed in Saturday’s attempt on Congresswoman Giffords’ life does not want any more freedoms restricted as a result of this tragedy. Though I doubt it will happen, I hope our government will heed this grieving father’s request.
From The Hill: Rep. Robert Brady (D-Pa.) reportedly plans to introduce legislation that would make it a federal crime to use language or symbols that could be perceived as threatening or inciting violence against a federal official or member of Congress. Um, yeah. And exactly who would be doing the perceiving? H.R. 1984 anyone?
Justice Clarence Thomas has expressed his thoughts on the recent 5-4 ruling in the Citizens United v. FEC case that found corporations have a First Amendment right to free speech in the political realm, at least as far as making unlimited independent expenditures in favor or opposition to specific candidates. First up is this nice… More Justice Thomas On The Citizens United v. FEC Case
The AP’s story on Justice Alito’s silent refuting of President Obama describes Obama’s statement with “That was a step too far.” Here is the article. With the AP is criticizing President Obama in a news story, even in a round about way, he’s lost much of his grip on the press. Justice Alito is right.… More “That was a step too far.”
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Who is Kenneth Gladney? Well, Mark Steyn at National Review says Mr. Gladney may very well be the “Least Famous Black Hate-Crime Victim In America.” You see, Mr. Gladney is an African American who was beaten by members of the Service Employees International Union while they called him racial epithets. Why did they beat him?… More “Least Famous Black Hate-Crime Victim In America”
The big news yesterday out of the White House was their call for Americans to snitch on their family, friends and neighbors if they were badmouthing Obamacare, even if it was just in “casual conversation.” (By the way, 1940s Germany called and said it wanted its idea for this back.) Well, today U.S. Sen John… More Has Anyone Reported Virtucon To Obama’s Ideological Purity Czar Yet?
While many may focus on today’s S. Ct. ruling overturning Judge Sonia Sotomayor’s lower court ruling on race-based job promotions, the real big news comes from the ruling that the court DIDN’T issue — Citizens United v. FEC. This case is now set for a special hearing in September and could potentially knock down the… More Biggest S. Ct. Ruling Is The One They DIDN’T Issue
Today it is Rush Limbaugh. Tomorrow it could be you or me. By February, [James] Carville and [Paul] Begala were pounding on Limbaugh frequently in their appearances on CNN. Neither Democrat would say so, but a third source said the two also began pushing the idea of targeting Limbaugh in their daily phone conversations with… More Obama Admin. Targets Private Citizen’s First Amendment Rights
On the personal scrutiny that Joe the Plumber has received from the media since he asked Barry Obama a substantive question about his tax policy: I asked a question. When you can’t ask a question to your leaders anymore, that gets scary. That bothers me. Just wait until the Fairness Doctrine is reinstituted and even… More “When you can’t ask a question to your leaders anymore, that gets scary”