free speech

The Sky Isn’t Falling — We Just Think It Is

William Murchison, The American Spectator

No constitutional provision requires that free speech be conducted rationally — which, in the days before flag-burnings and knee-takings, was pretty much OK. In our era of endless, angry speech, fueled by more media sources than anyone can count, or would want to, spirits and expectations droop, and the world seems an awful place because… well, because so many communicators say it is. I exercise my own right of free speech to say it’s not. Not yet at least.

Monument Madness

John Fund, National Review

No one doubts the sincerity of many of the people who are calling for the removal of monuments. But in a free society, censorship and the sandblasting of history carries a price. The slope between caring for the feelings and sensibilities of some and enshrining a form of cultural authoritarianism is both slippery and sloping steeply downward.

The real threat to our republic is the Orwellian Antifa

Ned Ryun, The Hill

The violence we are seeing on the streets is not the result of the alt-right movement, but of the Antifa movement imposing their views on our society: tearing down statues, burning the American flag, shutting down town hall meetings, destroying private property and looting. All of it tactical toward achieving the goals of destroying the American culture, society and economy. Never mind that the tactics are themselves the tactics of the fascist.

Alinsky Politicians and Press Create Dangerous Anti-First Amendment Environment

Mark J. Fitzgibbons, CNS News

A free speech rally this weekend in the Cradle of Liberty, Boston, and planned in July before the Charlottesville, Virginia clashes over Confederate monuments, was cut short by leftwing counter-protesters. This ought to say enough about the sad state of affairs for the rights of free speech and peaceable assembly. The First Amendment right of peaceable assembly has been with us for over two centuries but it makes little difference to left-wing activist groups.

GOP Senate Must Confirm Trump’s Conservative Nominees

It is unconscionable that a Republican Senate majority would facilitate the Far Left’s efforts to continue Obama's policies by not confirming immediately Trump nominees Ajit Pai and Russell Vought.

The Snowflakes of Google

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

Will people turn away to the search engines of companies more attuned with the Bill of Rights and less anxious to be "thought police"? When we talk about diversity from here on in, let's talk about real diversity -- "diversity of thought."  It's the THOUGHT that counts. Forget the sex thing. Forget the race thing. It doesn't even exist.

Adam Carolla and Dennis Prager Film to Expose Silliness of Safe Spaces and Snowflakes

“This is a story that must be told because the future of our country literally depends on what happens on these campuses,” said Dennis Prager. “If these students don’t understand the very concept of free speech, our whole nation is in trouble.”

How Berkeley Birthed the Right

Patrick J. Buchanan, The American Conservative

The rage and resentment of the left at its rejection in 2016 are palpable. Sometimes this fever passes peacefully, as in the “Cooling of America” in the 1970s. And sometimes it doesn’t. But to have crowds of left and right coming out to confront one another violently, in a country whose citizens possess 300 million guns, is probably not a good idea.

Will Fascism Come to America through Its Colleges and Universities?

Roger L. Simon, PJ Media

The biggest cowards in our country today are many, if not most, of our college and university administrators followed closely by a fair amount of their faculty.  They are allowing their institutions to be taken over by a monolithic world view that is increasingly totalitarian and antithetical to the diversity of opinion on which the search for truth depends.

At Berkeley, the Mob Wins Again

David French, National Review

The gun on a police officer’s hip exists to protect himself and others, yes, but it also exists to guarantee liberty. Constitutionally literate leaders understand this truth. Constitutionally literate citizens understand it as well. The guns on our own hips represent our commitment to freedom, and this much I know: If law enforcement fails to defend our nation’s founding liberties, then, ultimately, an armed citizenry will. The choice is that stark. The stakes are that great.

Facebook Labels ConservativeHQ “Malicious” Blocks Pro-Trump Content

Right before the election Facebook began to block CHQ content. In responses that sounded like they were written by Lois Lerner, we were assured that the problem had nothing to do with ConservativeHQ’s name or the conservative content of our articles, but the problem has continued to grow and now Facebook has labeled CHQ a "malicious" website.

Trump vs the Cult of Political Correctness

When we look at this week’s protests during the Trump -- Pence inauguration and their potential for violence we need to see most protesters for what they are; victims of Far-Left propaganda and the cult of political correctness.

Will The Left Silence You Into Submission?

In her latest video interview for The Daily Caller News Foundation, this time with the Wall Street Journal's Kimberly Strassel, our friend Ginni Thomas asks readers to imagine if conservatives were using government agencies to bully or silence their opponents in America’s public square in 2016.

Hillary Clinton’s Speech: A Trumpet Upon Which Disaster On Disaster Was Proclaimed

The elitist hypocrisy of Clinton’s remarks was not lost on those Americans left behind for the past eight years by the economic and immigration policies of Clinton and Obama, and most importantly to those Americans whose constitutional liberty is threatened with attack should Mrs. Clinton win this election, her remarks were the sound of a trumpet upon which disaster on disaster was proclaimed.

The Selective Argument that Political Rhetoric Leads to Violence

Jim Geraghty, National Review

Isn’t it ridiculous to expect sane people to watch what they say and restrict what thoughts they express in order to prevent a rampage by someone with an inherently illogical, literally unreasonable, not-sane thinking process?

Zip it: GOP students 'intimidated' on campus, say views less tolerated

Paul Bedard, Washington Examiner

In a poll sponsored by Yale University's William F. Buckley Jr. program, 800 national undergrads said that by a nearly two-to-one margin, colleges were more tolerant to liberals. Pollster Jim McLaughlin of McLaughlin & Associates, found that 37 percent felt school more tolerant of liberals views, just 20 percent of conservatives, and 36 percent equally tolerant.

For Folks Who Just Love Suppressing Free Speech

Charles Lipson, Real Clear Politics

The Canadian government of Stephen Harper has a fascinating idea. Use hate-crime laws against groups that advocate boycotting Israel. It’s a terrible idea. But I love it; there is a perverse humor to Harper’s idea because it targets the very people who try so hard to suppress others’ views and ostracize them. It tells them to enjoy their own home cooking.

Garland, Texas Jihadi Attack – Establishment Media Ignore Islamic Motivation

We here at CHQ get it; Garland, Texas Mayor Douglas Athas gets it; Pamela Geller of the American Freedom Defense Initiative gets it and Dutch Member of Parliament Geert Wilders gets it. The establishment media here in America are self-enforcing Islamic Sharia law and under Sharia you cannot criticize or offend Islam, so they will never admit that the terrorist attack in Garland, Texas was a Muslim attack on freedom of speech, assembly and religion -- in short an attack on the liberty under the Constitution that is the very foundation of this country. UPDATE: 2:26 p.m. The second shooter in the Garland, Texas attack has been identified as Nadir Soofi, 34. The first shooter to be indentified was Elton Simpson, 30, who according to the FBI had been investigated for terrorism in the past. Court records from 2011 show Simpson identified as an “American Muslim.” Soofi and Simpson were housemates at an apartment complex in Phoenix, Arizona.

Activist: Muslims Trying to Restrict Free Speech in TX

Bob Price, Breitbart Texas

Anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller told a crowd of nearly 1,000 protestors that “we’re living in an age where evil is good, and good is evil” during a free speech rally in protest of the “Follow the Prophet” assembly underway in a Garland Indep. School District convention center.

Don’t Pick Political Fights With Pope Francis

Rachel Lu, The Federalist

Conservatives have everything to lose and nothing to gain from getting mad at Pope Francis for his public comments on homosexuality, global warming, free speech, and more.