Free Speech

Notable Quote – Kurt Schlichter

by Susan Olsen June 27, 2015

“I damn sure didn’t go to war for this country twice to come home and be told by a bunch of homely chicks with daddy issues, effete literary fops scandalized by the notion of resistance to Third World pathologies, and nimrod sons of politicians playing at journalism what I can and can’t say. And I […]

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Free Speech Is A Dish Best Served…

by Steve MacDonald June 10, 2015
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Jeffrey Clay of Alton was arrested by the Alton Board of Selectman last February after being accused of character assassination and disorderly conduct, which most of you would recognize in it’s actual exercise as ‘speech intimidation.‘ The judge agreed. (Union Leader) In what the state’s American Civil Liberties Union legal director called “a powerful statement on […]

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The Manufacture of Consent

by Steve MacDonald June 10, 2015
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From How to Escape the Age of Mass Delusion A lot of people are scratching their heads today, wondering how life got to be so surreal, so fast in the United States of America. Based on the silencing tactics revealed by the LGBT lobby, many observers are likely now thinking: “Gee, I thought marriage equality […]

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The Benefits of its Restrictions on the Government Outweigh the Costs.

by Steve MacDonald May 23, 2015
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UNITED STATES v. STEVENS April 2010 Since its enactment, the First Amendment has permitted restrictions on a few historic categories of speech–including obscenity, defamation, fraud, incitement, and speech integral to criminal conduct–that “have never been thought to raise any Constitutional problem,” Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, 315 U. S. 568, 572. …But the First Amendment’s free speech […]

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Quoting Professors About Law is Particularly Risky

by Steve MacDonald May 22, 2015
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When Courting opinion in the Free Speech Debate…. Quoting professors about law is particularly risky, if your aim is an accurate and informative discussion of free speech law. If you call a physics professor and ask them what will happen if you drop your pencil, and why, he or she will say “it will fall, […]

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Breaking News: NH Senate Tables Buffer Zone Repeal -Taxpayers Will Now Pay

by Steve MacDonald May 14, 2015
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Republican Senators Jerry Little and Nancy Stiles sided with Democrats in a  12-12 vote on the buffer Zone repeal bill in the NH State Senate.  Jeb Bradley (a co-sponsor of the unconstitutional law this would repeal) immediately moved to table the repeal bill which will send a signal to the judge that the lawsuit against […]

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A Message In a Riot

by Steve MacDonald May 11, 2015
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The media has overwhelmingly blamed Pamela Gellar for the violence that resulted in the deaths of two terrorists in Garland Texas. The thesis is thus: knowing full well that Islamic terrorists could be offended by anyone drawing a picture of their prophet any gathering to further promote or celebrate that end should be expected to […]

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Free Speech – No Compromise

by Steve MacDonald May 9, 2015
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Speech is speech, and shooting people is shooting people. Everyone who lives in a Western society should understand the distinction. Nicole Gelinas  – City Journal

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Comic Has To Defend Tweet

by Steve MacDonald May 9, 2015
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(DC Clothesline) Comedian Evan Sayet is getting a bit of blowback because of a Tweet following the death of two terrorists in Garland, TX. The attack on a cartoon event failed after a security guard killed the heavily armed individuals who were reportedly seeking revenge for insults against the Muslim prophet Muhammed. The event had offered a $10,000 […]

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What Happened in Garland, Texas?

by Steve MacDonald May 5, 2015
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Forget all the media Hype and pictures of SWAT teams; a uniformed traffic officer working security at the event took out the two ‘Alleged’ terrorists with his duty sidearm before they could even get a few feet from their vehicle. Bearing Arms The two Islamic terrorists who attempted to attack the building opened fired from […]

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Free Speech In Peril

by Steve MacDonald April 23, 2015
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These are his closing remarks.  It is worth your time to read everything before it. (City Journal) So for just over a century, American politics has been a contest between the Founding Fathers’ vision and the Socialist Labor Party’s, most recently expressed by President Obama’s false and supercilious taunt to entrepreneurs that “you didn’t build […]

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Silence the dissenters over 50 years old? Naw – just deport them!

by Skip April 8, 2015

I watched this on Sunday – seemingly innocuous line but wrought with meaning.  Or, given the discussion just before it, rot in the Party. Once again, we see the Elitist view of a discussion and free speech – it never seems to be MORE speech but less speech.  Can’t deport all those illegal aliens but […]

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Democrat appointed Speaker of the NH House Shawn Jasper (R) – threatening Free Speech in the House?

by Skip March 22, 2015

Once again with Spring, the little birdies start tweeting again – even if Spring is measuring 11 degrees outside and this is pretty good one.  So, one would think that the NH House Speaker Shawn Jasper (Democrat appointed, if you don’t already know) would be a fine upstanding supporter of Free Speech.  After all, not […]

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GrokTV Event: US Senator Ted Cruz – Q&A for questions 1 & 2

by Skip March 16, 2015

Sure, US Senator Ted Cruz took some hard questions after his talk. Question 1 – As President, what would you do to get money out of campaigns and kill the Citizens United Supreme Court decision?  Ted Cruz’s  answer is a pithy and well answered defense of Free Speech – a complete takedown of the premise of […]

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I don’t think I’ve seen Chan this torqued up in a long while…take my 1st Amendment, I’ll show you my 2nd!!!

by Skip March 3, 2015

From his “Thoughts on a Sunday“: The totalitarians-in-training at Clemson University are calling for stripping everyone on campus of their First Amendment rights, making sure no one can voice opposing viewpoints they may find offensive, or worse, true. What shocked the Clemson community was the professors’ support of the students’ first demand, which called on the […]

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Free Speech: Guardians and Vassals

by Rick Olson March 2, 2015

“The Framers of the Constitution knew that free speech is the friend of change and revolution. But they also knew that it is always the deadliest enemy of tyranny.”   —Justice Hugo Black Vassals of the Feifdoms…oh how they love to rule and oh how we love to let them! Periodically, we hear the din […]

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HB320 Followup – Relative to the Removal of Certain Campaign Materials From Polling Places

by Steve MacDonald January 26, 2015
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On January 22, I reported on h House Bill 320, an “Act Relative to the Removal of Certain Campaign Materials at the polling place.”   I’m happy to report that two of the Bills co-sponsers responded to my email. The motivation for the legislation was, as many speculated to me after the original report, the result […]

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“a form of totalitarianism called Islamism—politics as religion, religion as politics.”

by Skip January 11, 2015

We don’t fight against “extremists” or “terrorists” – that in itself is an indication of weakness. Terror is a tactic, used by an enemy to change political wills, but not the enemy itself. We do fight against a political ideology as authoritarian that in Shar’ia Law, wishes to control every aspect of your life in the tiniest […]

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“CNN’s Christiane Amanpour Calls Charlie Hebdo Terrorists ‘Activists'”

by Skip January 11, 2015

(Title H/T: Media Research Center) (Cartoon H/T: Powerline)

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Bumped for Charlie Hebdo: Draw Mohammed Day – Part 3. I guess I’ll never get to this, though…

by Skip January 7, 2015

Bumped from 5/20/2010 – another post.  Even this “benign Mohammed” is sufficient to put some Muslims into a rage – Shariah Law has NO concept of Free Speech and NO Concept that that others may not worship him as they do.  But that’s the point – Islam means “Submission” and that is what is both […]

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Bumped for Charlie Hebdo: I think this works for “Draw Mohammed Day”…

by Skip January 7, 2015

Bumped from 4/26/2010 – another post.  The “Mohammed “Blow UP” turban was a nice touch… ******************* Well, this isn’t supposed to happen for a bit later on, but Chris Muir (of the “Day by Day” cartoon strip fame) decided not to wait for the appointed day….Pefectly skewing! Marketing Mohammed (H/T: Big Journalism)

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Bumped for Charlie Hebdo: the Hate – Draw Mohammed Day!

by Skip January 7, 2015

Given what the Islamists did in Paris by killing 12 satirists at Charlie Hebdo, I thought it right to bring back up some posts from 2010 from “Draw Mohammed Day” in order to show that Free Speech should be unconditional.  NO one and NO thing should be excluded just because some says “Blasphemy!”.  Yes, I […]

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Massachusetts To Pay $1.24 Million on Abortion Buffer Zone Case. Is NH At Risk!?

by Steve MacDonald December 19, 2014
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This week the state of Massachusetts has agreed to pay Eleanor McCullen’s attorneys fees in the sum of $1,241,567 and change. McCullen challenged the Massachusetts abortion clinic buffer zone bill, taking the case all the way to the US Supreme Court. The US Supreme Court overturned  the Massachusetts law by a unanimous 9-0 decision. This […]

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Notable Quote – Glenn Reynolds

by Susan Olsen October 26, 2014

“An illegitimate government is no better than a band of thieves with superior firepower. If that.” – Glenn Reynolds    

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Look To The Campus For The Future Of Free Speech Under Democrat Rule

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2014
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Democrats in power believe they are ‘experts’ themselves or fawn over appointing or surrounding themselves with ‘experts.’  These are not actual experts, they are actually university fodder, professors, researchers, lawyers, philosopher poets,  long-time denizens of those islands of liberal thought called universities. The experts use their tiny liberal, white tower minds, buttressed by crumbling walls […]

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The Real ‘Extremist’ is Senator Jeanne Shaheen

by Steve MacDonald September 11, 2014
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George Will…on the ‘Real’ extremists in American Politics, like NH Senator Jeanne Shaheen The First Amendment as the First Congress passed it, and the states ratified it 223 years ago, says: “Congress shall make no law … abridging the freedom of speech.” The 48 senators understand that this is incompatible — by its plain text, […]

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False Ideas, Political Smears, and Social Pollution

by Steve MacDonald August 27, 2014
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It seems like it was only yesterday that I was writing about a million-dollar federal grant to a University for the creation of a web-service (called ‘Truthy’) that would scry into social media and identity suspicious memes and “false or misleading ideas,”  political smears and even social pollution.  All sorted and labeled as organic or […]

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GrokTALK! Audio Segments from June 28th 2014

by Steve MacDonald July 1, 2014
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For those looking to consume GrokTALK! is smaller bites we bring you the segments.  Listen to them here or download them for later.  You can also listen to individual segments on TuneIn, Stictcher, and iTunes.  The full podcast is always available on these platforms, as well as on Spreaker and iHeart Radio.  You can can […]

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Buffer Zone: Cui Bono? Cui Plagalis?

by Mike June 30, 2014

We are often moved to ask, whenever a law is proposed, or pols are cooking up schemes, “Cui Bono?” or “Who Benefits?” Sometimes, when a constitutional right is protected, such as with the Citizens United decision that had Obama so exercised, or with last week’s unanimous – let that sink in – UNANIMOUS, Supreme Court […]

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GrokTALK! June 28th, 2014 – The Videos

by Skip June 29, 2014
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OK, I’m later than normal.  Posting has been real light as my old laptop had “severe issues” after last week’s remote at the Londonderry Fish & Game Club & GrokShoot – had to spend most of last week trying to recover from that.  Thankfully, I had done a full backup the week before so most […]

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