First Amendment

Individualist vs Collectivist mentality: the Leave Me Alone Coalition vs “You WILL be forced together”

by Skip October 25, 2014

As in “we’re all in this together”.  Voluntarily being part of a group is one thing if it is voluntary but Progressives / Socialists / Collectivists brook no dissent - you WILL be made to be all in (with them in charge).  This article at Bearing Arms lays out the contradiction that is tearing apart the American polity […]

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I can tell you, Drew Cline, why Republicans are unloaded and silent about guns and speech

by Skip October 23, 2014

From the Op-Ed that Drew Cline wrote over at the UL about the Republican reluctance to go after Dems lack of support on the Constutition: …It is a little surprising that Democrats have dropped the issue, given that they are using so many other distractions to avoid talking about President Obama, and that certain gun control […]

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Obamacare – doesn’t allow for religious freedom “freedom of expression”

by Skip October 2, 2014

If you are forced by the Government to violate your freedom of conscience, your religious freedom, do we still have a limited government that prioritizes Individual Rights? (/sarcasm) (H/T: Liberal Logic 101)

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Jeanne Shaheen Voted to Repeal The First Amendment

by Steve MacDonald September 16, 2014
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Jeanne Shaheen recently voted to make dissent illegal.   She, and 47 other US Senators, all Democrats, moved to empower congress to decide what, when, where, and how often, someone could engage in dissent. (aka; political speech they do not like.) Democrats in New Hampshire were predictably mum.  No outrage.  But why would they be outraged?  […]

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Cornish School Board: “…which was created using language from the New Hampshire School Board Association…”

by Skip August 12, 2014

I wrote about the Gilford School Board’s brazen decision to limit the First Amendment Right of Gilford parents to question their elected officials on the School Board (here) by codifying that parents had no right to seek redress of grievances of the Board if  their first step, meeting with the school’s Principal, failed. I also told them, face […]

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Hassan, Shaheen and Shea-Porter spew lies about Hobby Lobby ruling

by Kimberly Morin June 30, 2014

Today the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that Hobby Lobby couldn’t be forced by the federal government (under Obamacare) to provide contraception that may cause an abortion.  The case first came up back in 2012 when Hobby Lobby discovered they’d be forced to provide contraception to their employees that goes against their religious […]

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#WarOnWomen – good to see that Sandra Fluke continues to objectify females as mere reproductive organs

by Skip June 29, 2014

Ah yes, Sandra Fluke – the gal that just keeps on giving… Sidenote: and giving, and giving,  and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, and giving, […]

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Has SB 120 – “The Incumbent Protection Act” – become law or not?

by Susan Olsen June 27, 2014

Seems the Democrat Governors’ Association (DGA), of which NH Governor Hassan is vice chair, has sued the state of Connecticut this past April alleging that its campaign finance restrictions violate free speech. Could this be why NH’s own SB 120 , the “Incumbent Protection Act”, enrolled on June 4, 2014, has either not literally been signed […]

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SB 120 – Another hearing Scheduled for next week, May 1st

by Steve MacDonald April 24, 2014
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Notes from today’s hearing on Speech-infringing Senate Bill 120 (SB 120), as reported here, suggest that there are enough concerns about who will be affected beyond what sponsors claimed was the original intent to merit more time and consideration. Or maybe this is a challenge to see if I really can write about this issue […]

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Obama IS trying to “fundamentally transform” our personal beliefs

by Skip April 14, 2014

Two graphics that pretty much shows Obama’s view of religion: that is must be subservient to The State.  It certainly looks like this to me: Why?  I think this is sufficient: 

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Me Vs The “Pro Selective Use of The First Amendment” Bruce

by Scott Morales April 5, 2014
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I’ve had an exchange with a commenter on the Steyn post I updated last week. I’d like to cite a few bits because I think it’s illustrative of the issue at hand and why Steyn needs to be defended and must win. If you’re not familiar with the Mark Steyn battle against Silence Enforcer Mann […]

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Umm, esteemed barrister? You know better.

by Skip April 2, 2014

 “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.” Mediaite: [Jeffrey] Toobin responded that the court seems to be […]

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Inconsistency – hallmark of the Left

by Skip March 31, 2014

Can’t you all even get the narrative right? The Left is trying to redefine the language again so that OTHERS must supply another’s needs (classic “according to their needs” mantra) – this translates into “I demand that you pay for me”.  Once again, the Progressives are all willing to minimize the Constitutional meaning and power […]

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Dr. Betsy McCaughey nails Supreme Court Justice Kagan

by Skip March 30, 2014

Bravo (or do I have to be PC / Spanish correct and go Brava?)!  ‘Grok friend Betsy McCaughey is one of our favorites – former Lt. Gov. of New York, Constitutional Scholar, and one of the nation’s premier experts on Obamacare.  She goes all around the country on speaking engagements, is on the radio, a […]

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This Week – Liberal tries to defend the anti-religious HHS mandate by using religion (or something)

by Skip March 24, 2014

I really can’t get my head around what or how US Congressman Keith Ellison (R-MN)  said on “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” (yeah, I watch the Sunday talking head programs, mostly, so you don’t have to) about the HHS Mandate and religion.  It is clear that he believes that Government should be able to control […]

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“I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

by Skip March 20, 2014

“the utterance of a theocratic dictator, than of a duly elected civil servant.” Philippians 4:13.  A very simple verse but one that has very deep meaning for Christians.  It is an acknowledgement that there is Someone bigger than self, a higher power.  It is a telling about that we are not as strong as we […]

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Notable Quote – Steve Mac Donald

by Skip March 12, 2014

…Neither you nor I, nor any small business owner, or interested local grass-roots group, will ever have the time or resources to risk tangling with complex “speech” laws, loaded with trip wires.  Speech becomes a luxury commodity protected for the wealthy and well-connected, at the exclusion of a majority of the populace. If and when […]

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Notable Quote – George Will

by Skip March 10, 2014

The idea that politicians should write laws restricting people critical of them is as perverse as the idea that the sprawling, opaque IRS bureaucracy should be assigned to construe and apply such laws. It is bad enough that there is the misbegotten Federal Election Commission to do what the First Amendment forbids — government regulation […]

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Even in our jammies…

by Susan Olsen January 18, 2014

Attorney and professor Eugene Volokh is a tireless and ferocious warrior for liberty.  He wins another one for the good guys.

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How about THESE Democrat Senators – as role models, are they showing that they respect the Constitution?

by Skip January 14, 2014

AGAIN???   Don’t they ever think of this FIRST?  the First Amendment: Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of […]

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If Universities Can Regulate Away A Second Amendment Right…

by Steve MacDonald December 29, 2013

Yesterday Rick reported on a gun rights ruling in Florida that overturned a Florida State University ban on students storing firearms in their vehicles. Judge Clay Roberts wrote, “Restricting recreational activities is a far cry from restricting a fundamental, constitutional right to keep and bear arms for self-defense…” … Judge Scott Makar wrote “… If […]

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I still can’t figure out how this Progressive gets theah from heah

by Skip December 8, 2013

Let’s be clear – it seems that for Progressives, politics drives their very being, and they pursue avidly.  It fills their souls so much that they can’t begin to grok that when conservatives talk about religious values, progressives think that use of personal religion conscience is only a dodge from agreeing with something in the […]

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Liberal Journalist Whines About W.H. Constitutional Abuses

by Scott Morales December 6, 2013
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Silly little lefty, of course statism begets tyranny. What did you expect? Statism knows only one party, its own. And it protects its own with an wrought-iron fist. Some on the Left are finally on the receiving end of what they’ve been advocating for all these years, and are a little surprised. Similar to the […]

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Press Complains About Obama Admin Controlling The Message – No, I’m Not Kidding.

by Steve MacDonald November 22, 2013

McClatchy DC WASHINGTON — The nation’s largest news organizations lodged a complaint Thursday against the White House for imposing unprecedented limitations on photojournalists covering President Barack Obama, which they say have harmed the public’s ability to monitor its own government. … “Journalists are routinely being denied the right to photograph or videotape the president while […]

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US Senator Dan Coats speaking up for Constitutional religious Liberty; Ayotte voted it down

by Skip November 8, 2013

Is it not tyranny when Government takes upon itself to define what is “acceptable” religious activity – and where it can be expressed and where it is denied (and that would be the Obama Administration)?  But then again, the popular culture seemingly no longer believes or wishes to allow this and instead, prefers its trumping […]

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Notable Quote: Father Ray Leonard

by Skip October 30, 2013

From a Catholic priest that ministered to Tibetan people in the Peoples’ Republic of China, then returned to be a chaplain to our military: “We expected the Communist Party to interfere and block religious services. They were very clear that they despised religion and they would do that. There was no question. But the great […]

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And so it begins: Government declares that sexual orientation trumps the First Amendment

by Skip July 31, 2013

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. And in this case, that would be the Freedom of […]

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Because Christians haven’t figured out how to defend their faith…

by Susan Olsen July 26, 2013

Ascendant Muslims have made it clear that they will defend their faith – because they don’t care what you think. Christians are perceived to be weak – they don’t fight back (literally or figuratively).

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“Free expression of religion” – fine for some but not all?

by Susan Olsen July 26, 2013

The man is allowed to read his Bible in an attempt to turn his life around. I ask the question: if the boy was allowed to read his Bible now, maybe he wouldn’t HAVE to turn his life around?

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GrokTALK! for 7/20/2013 – Opening segment

by Skip July 21, 2013

Susan, Mike, Skip and Father Christian Tudor of Concord’s All Saints Anglican Church start off the show talking about the destruction of the vendors’ areas right outside the studio who had set up for Concord’s Market Day – walking in it was quite clear that some vendors would not recoup their profits in ruined equipment […]

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