Censorship

Notable Quote – Kevin Williamson

by Skip October 22, 2016

During the Citizens United arguments, Justice Samuel Alito asked Malcolm Stewart, the deputy solicitor general defending the government’s censorship, whether the law would empower Congress to ban books. Stewart affirmed that books too must be subject to “electioneering communication restrictions.” And thus do our so-called liberals become book-burners. That may be of some interest to […]

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Twitter now banning James O’Keefe

by Skip October 13, 2016

The Left cannot tolerate dissent or opposition.  There can be no debate – only silencings. They say they want tolerance – and then show up with a flamethrower. So, right after Google / YouTube decided to block Prager U’s videos (H/T: Steve), we now have friend of the ‘Grok James O’Keefe letting us know that […]

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After the show: links I used during the GrokTALK! interview with Steve

by Skip October 2, 2016

The Podcast is here.  Let’s start off with what would be a Blogline of the Day: QUESTION ASKED: As social media thrives, why is Twitter falling behind? Maybe because under CEO Jack Dorsey, Twitter has gone from being social media to social justice media. So why bother with a company that hates the Right as […]

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Books and bans and challenges

by Ellen Kolb September 27, 2016

It’s Banned Books Week, according to the American Library Association. I’ll join the ALA in cheering for free expression and the right to read. Where I part ways with the ALA is where they equate banned books with challenged books. It gets my hackles up when I’m advised not to challenge things. Read more at […]

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Post-show: How else do you think the Media has earned the moniker of “Democrats with bylines”?

by Skip August 2, 2016

That last phrase courtesy of Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit.  We talked briefly about this state of affairs of the so-called “Press” and their utter contempt towards Republicans and then, Conservatives and Libertarians (Do NOT confuse the latter two groups with the first – I posit that fewer and fewer Republicans are Conservatives (even as they all call […]

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USSR: Julio Iglesias, A Neofascist!

by Scott Morales May 23, 2016

Check out a list of bands banned in the Soviet Union (it was too long to put on the home page, so you need to click “See the entire list” below to see it, the original site is here).  The list was distributed by Komsomol, “the Youth Wing of the Communist Party” (I wonder how […]

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GrokTALK! – Inclusiveness Requires Censorship?

by Steve MacDonald August 6, 2015
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The big story last week was a University Language guide that finger-wagged “problematic” words in order to create a more inclusive campus environment. The story went national. We discuss why removing the guide doesn’t change the culture that birthed it, then move on to our next guest to discuss the debate on legalizing drugs Want […]

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Notable Quote – Robert Heinlein

by Susan Olsen May 31, 2015

“Secrecy is the keystone to all tyranny. Not force, but secrecy and censorship. When any government or church for that matter, undertakes to say to its subjects, “This you may not read, this you must not know,” the end result is tyranny and oppression, no matter how holy the motives. Mighty little force is needed […]

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Judge Issues Court Order Blocking Enforcement of NH Censorship Zones (SB 319)

by Steve MacDonald July 24, 2014
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Life News Alliance Defending Freedom attorneys and allied attorneys secured a court order Wednesday against a New Hampshire law that allows the creation of 25-foot censorship zones in which no person may speak, stand, or even enter on public ways and sidewalks outside of abortion facilities.In June, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously struck down a […]

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But, If We Ban ‘Bossy’…

by Steve MacDonald March 13, 2014
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The Ban Bossy campaign was started by a long time Hillary Supporter, presumably because Hillary actually is bossy, and the left wants to plant that field so they can use the ‘fruit’ it bears against opponents who try to even hint at it. The problem with that is this. The entire Democrat party agenda…is bossy. […]

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Did You Know It Was Banned Books Week?

by Steve MacDonald September 24, 2013
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Banned book week began Sunday, September 22nd, and runs until Saturday the 28th.  They even have their own web site.  http://www.bannedbooksweek.org/ I’m always a bit cautious when people start tossing the censorship thing around and the “banning books” crusade is as likely as any to declare the refusal of a group (school, library, whatever) to […]

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Notable quote – Voltaire

by Susan Olsen January 7, 2013
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The MRC (Manchester Republican Committee) Facebook Squabble

by Steve MacDonald January 6, 2013

Someone thought it would be appropriate to put a link on the MRC Facebook page to my recent observations about Jennifer Horn and her abrupt 180 on the Fiscal Cliff deal. (She seemed offended by the “deal” until after someone told her Senator Kelly Ayotte voted for it.  It then became “the best we could […]

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The WikiWellian Memory Hole – How Inconvenient Truths are Flushed

by Mike May 7, 2012

H/T Godfather Politics for this article, after an alert reader noticed that the Wiki Piece linking the New Obama campaign slogan “FORWARD” with a history of Socialism was suddenly marked for deletion! Apparently, The One is very sensitive about people getting the wrong idea concerning his shiny new slogan, and having its sordid history exposed. […]

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ONE Vote NH Censoring Facebook Comments?

by Steve MacDonald October 11, 2011

Recent remarks were posted on the ONE Campaign New Hampshire Facebook page asking if their group was the same one that promoted global redistribution of wealth. A follow-up comment indicated that this was correct. Both were promptly “vanished.” Deleted from the page. Kind of the way political opponents are ‘vanished’ in many of the countries struck by the kind of poverty ONE campaign claims to be fighting against.

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Revisiting Censorship In the Wake Of “Nickel And Dimed..”

by Steve MacDonald December 19, 2010

Most claims of censorship tend to focus on the presumption that any particular limitation violates our constitutional right to free speech. This is of course entirely the fault of the ACLU which has fought to expand the umbrella of what is meant by “free speech” to things that have nothing whatsoever to do with protecting the right to publicly object to the acts or interests of government without fear of oppression

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