Freedom of speech

Support our view of freedom or we’ll throw your lying, anti-patriotic ass in jail

Support our view of freedom or we’ll throw your lying, anti-patriotic ass in jail

You hear a lot of talk about patriotism and freedom in an election year.  Each side of a political contest claims a monopoly on both buzzwords. But do those who bandy about claims of freedom and patriotism really understand either concept? One would hope they do but based on the way too many use both […]

Recognizing attempts to gag free speech

Recognizing attempts to gag free speech

Banning the sale of wine because of a nude, bike-riding nymph on the label of the bottle. Confining campus protests to a “free-speech patio.” Keeping street performers off the Las Vegas Strip. Those were some of the actions that the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression cited Tuesday in awarding its dubious […]