Two Republican candidates for statewide office accused a nonprofit news organization Wednesday of coordinating a political attack designed to discredit new “Agripublican” candidates who announced their candidacies earlier this month.
“Efforts at guilt by association seek to tarnish not just me, but all of our accomplished and brave agripublican candidates, and our exceptional policy ideas.”
Now that it’s December, the left wants to make it clear that Santa Claus isn’t the only thing coming to town — so is censorship.
Leftwing critics suggested the justice was signaling his sympathies with people disturbed at the secularization of American public life by saying “Merry Christmas” instead of its capacious alternative “Happy Holidays.”
The former editor of Time wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post on Tuesday making an argument for why the First Amendment needs to be changed to include a hate speech law.
By asserting that hate speech leads to mass violence, the left hopes to persuade Americans to relinquish their right to free speech. To make that more palatable, they insist that freedom of speech is merely a “value,” instead of a right.
Either we reclaim our constitutional heritage, or we collapse in barbaric anarchy that will make us wish we were instead at the fall of Rome. The prescription is to defend the Constitution against the insidious creep of tyranny.
The city will now censor and penalize anyone for using the correct legal term that has been used in both federal immigration law and numerous court decisions, including by the Supreme Court. This is an outrageous violation of the First Amendment.
The move by the city’s Commission on Human Rights, its latest attempt to fight discrimination against illegal immigrants, is expected to face a quick court challenge based on the First Amendment.
The truth is that none of these businesses refuse service to gay or lesbian people, nor wish to do so. The vast majority of business activities do not affect anyone’s freedom of speech or religion.
It’s long overdue for courts to declare that people can’t be forced to take part in speech that they find morally repugnant.