free speech

University Of Florida Agrees To Stop Discriminating Against Young Americans For Freedom

The YAF chapter at UF agreed to settle its lawsuit against the university in exchange for eliminating the policies that prohibited the group from receiving speaker fees to bring in conservative speakers and $66,000 in damages and attorney fees. “...we hope it makes both students and administrators think about the value that free speech (whether we agree with it or not) brings to society..." said YAF student leader Sarah Long.

Humorless Liberals Pan Trump Appearance At Faith And Freedom Coalition

Democrats are increasingly hostile to pro-life Americans, supporting abortion and infanticide and doing their upmost to drive Christian believers from the public square. And joking about the Johnson Amendment aside, that’s the bedrock reason for Donald Trump’s popularity among Evangelicals that no Democrat has a prayer to change.

SCOTUS Renders Sort Of Victory For Religious Liberty

The Supreme Court on Monday lifted an order punishing a Christian baker in Oregon who refused to produce a wedding cake for a same-sex couple, telling a lower court to reconsider the dispute in light of the 2018 Masterpiece Cakeshop decision, but the SCOTUS failed to address the larger constitutional issues raised in the case. The case is No. 18-547 Klein v. Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries.

CAP Leaders: Higher Education Reauthorization Must Treat All Schools & Students Equally

With college campuses becoming increasingly intolerant to ideas and debate, it is more important than ever that federal policy allow diversity of views to flourish. As the HEA moves forward, conservatives urge congressional Republicans to stand firm on principles of equal treatment and fairness for all students, and all schools.

Time For Conservatives To Get Ruthless Fighting For Free Speech

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

Make them provide a full and fair process regarding suspensions and expulsions, including a complete and clear report on exactly what acts underlie the punitive action as well as an appeal process and a requirement that similar acts be dealt with similarly – we’ve all seen libs do whatever they want while a conservative gets sent to Twitmo for nothing. And we should be able to enforce it via lawsuits with attorney’s fees for prevailing plaintiffs and the ability to get an injunction. As a lawyer, I can tell you that’s going to modify their behavior significantly. Or they could choose to stop screwing with us. Either way.

Stop The Nomination of Far Left Attorney Michael Bogren For Federal District Judge

Michael Bogren wants to overturn the most important religious liberty case of recent years -- the Masterpiece Cake Shop decision -- and impose the homosexual and transgender agenda on believers. Please call Senator Josh Hawley’s office (the toll-free Capitol Switchboard is 1-866-220-0044) to thank him for standing for religious liberty and to urge him to put an indefinite hold on the Michael Bogren nomination.

The most important 44 words in the Constitution

Wesley Pruden, Washington Times

The First Amendment to the Constitution, the most important 44 words in that priceless and precious promise of liberty and freedom, does not guarantee civil, wise or even responsible speech. It guarantees free speech, however goofy, dumb or even irresponsible. Guarding against the encroachment of good intentions is a full-time job. We all know where the road paved with good intentions leads. The Trump administration declined to sign the Christchurch Call, and we should all be grateful he did, but he can expect practiced outrage from the usual quarters, although the United States never signs such things.

Don’t Let Zuckerberg Kill Free Speech

Betsy McCaughey, The American Spectator

The fact is internet platforms are more than just private companies. They’ve become like public utilities. We are just as dependent on Facebook and Google as on the local electric company. ConEdison can’t deny us service because of our political views. Facebook shouldn’t be allowed to either. Google, Facebook, Twitter, and others, though private sector companies — are the new public square. The biggest threat to a legitimate outcome in 2020 is not foreign interference. It’s left-leaning social media giants tilting the election by silencing viewpoints they don’t like. It’s already happening.

Brian Lamb Retires: How C-SPAN Started the Revolution Against TV’s Liberal Gatekeepers

By Richard A Viguerie, CHQ Chairman
Brian Lamb’s idea that, “We’re better off listening to everyone, no matter what they say, rather than us being the gatekeeper,” looks even more revolutionary today, in the era of social media censorship of conservatives, than it did in 1979 when he started C-SPAN.

Trump’s Intersectional Weekend

While we don’t buy the idea that all of society is controlled by oppressive intersectional institutions, the Trump team has, from the beginning of his unlikely rise to the Oval Office, recognized that the key elements of a winning political coalition on the Right do intersect, and their nexus is constitutional liberty, especially as protected by the First and Second Amendments.

The Real Leaders Of The Democrats Want To Shut You Up

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

This “criticizing me puts me at risk” ploy is imported from colleges where SJWs literally shake at the threat posed by ideas they dislike. The answer is, of course, for us to exponentially increase the criticism they object to. Unlike the terrified Democrats who see these knuckleheads ruining the 2020 ruse by spilling the beans and telling everyone what the party really thinks, we will continue to say whatever we please. We’ll roll the dice and take the risk.  We won’t shut up no matter how many Periscopes these dizzy divas do.

The State of Free Speech in Europe and the Future of America

European policymakers have failed to recognize that the best way to combat totalitarian and racist ideologies, such as Nazism, and the spread of their ideas, is to let them speak freely and to disprove them in the court of public opinion. The lesson for America is: Don’t adopt totalitarian laws in an effort to stop totalitarianism.

Google Discrimination Against Conservatives No Longer A ‘Myth’

“You can’t trust the human judgment of Google’s Trust and Safety team,” said a source at Google. If that didn’t come through loud and clear from Google internal memos, the plain words of Google employees confirms it and will send a chill down the spine of every person in any country who values the principles of free expression, religious liberty and freedom of association.

How Disagreement Became ‘Hate’

Robert Stacy McCain, The American Spectator

Because the Left can’t win in the marketplace of ideas, they are attempting to shut down their critics, to label opponents “fascists” or “white supremacists,” to exercise totalitarian control over public discourse in the same way left-wing professors and student “Antifa” mobs now control university campuses. Tucker Carlson understands this, and his response to the Left’s smear tactics has been to call them out by name and expose them in front of his 3 million viewers. He’s winning, and I’d say this is driving his enemies crazy, but the Left has never been entirely sane.

Free Judge Jeanine

Judge Jeanine Pirro’s show, “Justice with Judge Jeanine” did not air Saturday on Fox after the Judge, during her March 9 show, questioned whether Democratic Rep. Ilhan Omar, a Muslim who wears a hajib, adheres to Shariah law, a set of Muslim laws and doctrines that are antithetical to the Constitution of the United States.

HR 1 – The Democrat Plan To Turn America Into California

Step 1 in the Democrats’ plan for what some wags have called the “Californication” of America has now passed the US House of Representatives on a party line vote. HR 1 is so bad that not even the usual RINOs would vote for it, so that gives you some flavor of what a disaster for constitutional liberty the bill would be if it became law.

Trump Takes On Campus Speech Police

Betsy McCaughey, The American Spectator

Trump is threatening to make campus speech tyranny too costly for universities. Trump’s threat to withhold research funds could add a powerful weapon in the fight for free speech on campus. Scientists and engineers eager for federal grant money will not want their goals undermined by campus political correctness. The real beneficiaries of Trump’s announcement are students and taxpayers. When you send your kids to college, you don’t expect them to be subjected to 24/7 indoctrination in groupthink.

Democrats’ First Bill Attacks Free Speech Rights Of Conservatives

HR 1 would crush the free speech rights of conservatives by regulating political speech on the Internet, violating the privacy of advocacy groups and their supporters, compelling speakers to include lengthy government-mandated messages in their communications and creating a public financing system for congressional campaigns.

In Europe, Free Speech Bows to Sharia

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

Islamists and their transnational-progressive allies seek to redefine democracy as a guarantee of domestic tranquility, on the road to global tranquility in a post-Westphalian order. It is a sweet-sounding roadmap to tyranny, in which “tranquility” is enforced Soviet-style, with an official version of history and truth that is not open to question or debate. Your “freedom” to speak is strictly limited to those confines. There is no free speech in Islam. Sharia states do not merely forbid speech that insults or denigrates Islam; they regard as blasphemy.