Free Speech

College Student’s Anti-Free Speech Move Could Land them In Jail for A Year

by Steve MacDonald November 26, 2017

A UC Riverside Student (Edith Macias) snatched a Make America Great Again hat off another student and then proceeded to go into a vulgar rant, on video, which will now serve as evidence against the student for charges that could land them in jail for a year. “According to California’s Penal Code 487, grand theft is […]

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To the Left Feeling Virtuous About Diversity is More Important Than…

by Steve MacDonald November 6, 2017

This week Rich and Steve discuss the left’s diversity cult and its connections to an Uzbeck Jihadi Assassin, Antifa, intolerant college kids, and Free Speech. Then it’s on to Donna Brazille, the DNC, Donald Trump, and the 2018 Elections. Edited down from the original Visit Girard at Large.com Catch up with this and past segments […]

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Wisconsin Takes Steps to Protect Free Speech on Campus

by Steve MacDonald October 24, 2017

In the growing shadow of new legislation designed to protect free speech on campus, the board of regents for the University of Wisconsin (UW) state college system voted 16-1 to adopt a new policy in advance of a bill expected to pass the legislature. Liberty McArtor, a staff writer for The Stream, wrote about the recent developments at […]

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You Can’t Defend Free Speech Without Challenging Social Justice Curriculum

by Steve MacDonald October 23, 2017

This morning on ‘No Safe Spaces’ Rich Girard and I began with a recent article from The New Hampshire (TNH), the UNH Student Newspaper. Executive Editor Colleen Irvine does a nice job of pointing out to students on Campus that the first amendment doesn’t just protect speech on one side of the debate. Colleen also […]

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The Culture That Hates Speech

by Steve MacDonald October 17, 2017

University speech guides, free speech zones, microaggressions, and the entire campus thought-police culture is programming future generations to accept that those in “authority” cannot only define where and when ‘speech’ may occur but who may participate and what words they can use. The first of two recent examples is an op-ed by a student at […]

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Where ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day Leads and Other Progressive Plots

by Steve MacDonald October 9, 2017

I’d like to wish the folks out in the Durham area a Happy ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Durham, New Hampshire, is the first municipality in the Granite State to adopt the second Monday in October as ‘Indigenous Peoples’ Day.’ (c/o WMUR)“After much consideration and reflection regarding the discovery of the Americas by Christopher Columbus, the town council has come to […]

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“Defending Free Speech” Has to Mean More than Just Opposing Efforts to Silence It

by Steve MacDonald September 23, 2017

Antifa and their advocates have insisted that some speech is so offensive that violence is justified. This is nonsense because violence is never justified where peaceful speech is concerned, they are only looking for an excuse to silence ideas they oppose and have decided to frame everyone that disagrees with them as either Nazi’s or […]

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Why Isn’t Anyone Reporting BLM’s Hank Newsome Being Handed the Microphone at a Pro-Trump Rally in DC?

by Steve MacDonald September 22, 2017

A few days ago there was a rally in Washington DC. The Mother of All Rallies, billed as a pro-Trump event, attracted a lot of folks including a group from Black Lives Matter, which the organizer invited on stage as a show of good faith in Free Speech. “So you guys know that the ‘Mother […]

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Monday: Check out the New Media Militia on Girard at Large

by Steve MacDonald September 18, 2017

It’s the beginning of a new week, and that means the New Media Militia Segment on Girard at Large. We’ll (probably) talk about the decline and fall of Free Speech at UNH after the recent release of their report on campus climate. The document commits the state university system to put the diversity cult at […]

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State-by-State – Laws Protecting Student Free Speech

by Steve MacDonald September 16, 2017

Campus Reform has released a report on what states are doing to protect Free Speech on campus. New Hampshire doesn’t have any special laws beyond the ones our founders left us. You’d like to think that the constitution is enough, New Hampshire – Codified Protection of First Amendment Rights on Campus New Hampshire has no laws expressly […]

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Congressman Proposes Bill to Control Speech

by Steve MacDonald September 9, 2017

Maryland Congressman Anthony Brown has proposed legislation that would force every American college to define rules for acceptable speech. It includes federal money for small schools that need assistance in meeting the laws reporting and enforcement requirements. Rules that, if not followed could result in schools losing other federal dollars. The Supreme Court should save us all […]

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Putting NHDP Chairman Ray Buckley’s White Supremacist Remarks IN Context

by Steve MacDonald September 6, 2017

New Hampshire Democrat Party Chairman Ray Buckley’s remarks last weekend should leave a mark. Yes, a Party Spokesman claims they were taken out of context but that’s not going to cut it because the actual context was not only evident, other recent events make matters worse for Ray and New Hampshire Democrats. In responding to the […]

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My Appearance on Conservative Chick Chat – WSMN 1590AM

by Steve MacDonald September 1, 2017

On Monday the 28th I did two radio programs. My weekly stint on Girard at Large, and an hour in Nashua on WSMN 1590AM on a program called Conservative Chick Chat. We talked about what happened to GrokTALK!, Harvey and the Texas Flood, the New Media Militia, recent violence and of course free speech. Here’s […]

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U.C. Irvine Prof. Calls For Selective Censorship to Reign in ‘Cheap Speech’

by Steve MacDonald August 30, 2017

In an August, 18th Los Angeles Times Op-Ed, Richard L. Hasen, the Chancellor’s Professor of Law and Political Science at UC Irvine, offered his insight into the problem of “cheap speech.” Framing the context in an opening paragraph that fingers White Supremacists in Charlottesville, President Trump’s twitter feed, and Facebook, Hasen warns, The rise of what […]

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I command you to call me “Your Lordiness Emperor Pooh-Pah; I shall obeyed”?

by Skip August 28, 2017

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 grievances. California Constitution: SEC. 2. (a) Every person may freely […]

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A Discussion about the “Not-See” Party

by Steve MacDonald August 28, 2017

If you insist that your marches are about peaceful protest why do you brook masked and hooded thugs bent on using violence and intimidation to suppress or stop that speech? This week Rich and I explore how the Democrats and Progressives have become the “Not-See” party. How many of these so-called peaceful protesters, who choose […]

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Adhocracy, Why the Progressives are against Free Speech

by Scott Morales August 25, 2017

Remember when the Democrats unanimously voted to repeal the First Amendment back in 2014? Remember when Hillary wanted to curtail free speech when it pertains to politicians? And how about all those times over the past several years when Progressives and leftists called for silencing “hate speech” where hate speech is anything they don’t like? […]

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Maybe 99.7% of Boston Anti-Free-Speech Protesters Were Not There for Peaceful Purposes

by Steve MacDonald August 21, 2017

This morning Chief Nick Willard asked me about the 99.9% (or 99.7%) of protesters whom the Boston Police commissioner claimed were in the city for a peaceful demonstration. I said (paraphrasing) he couldn’t possibly know that but if 40,000™ people showed up to a protest and a handful got violent (throwing rocks, urine, etc.) why aren’t […]

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Mark Steyn: On Calling Everyone a Nazi

by Steve MacDonald August 21, 2017

“They don’t think about whether there’s any actual real connection between guys calling for Jews to be in ovens and Trump.”

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The New Media Militia On Girard at Large with Guest Host Chief Nick Willard – In Defense of Free Speech

by Steve MacDonald August 21, 2017

This week on the New Media Militia segment of Girard at Large; Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard (the guest host) and I discuss human nature (from policing to running a restaurant). Then we explore the long-term ramifications of the Mob protest in Boston that suppressed free speech and its greater implications for First Amendment expression […]

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The University of Chicago Chooses to Lead on Campus Free Speech

by Steve MacDonald August 21, 2017

This might surprise you, but the University of Chicago is leading the way in defense of free speech on campus. In a letter to incoming freshman, Dean of Students Dr. John (Jay) Ellison reminded them that, “At the University of Chicago, we insist that all faculty and students are free to debate, disagree, and argue, […]

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“You stupid a** black b*tch! You’re supposed to be on our side!”

by Steve MacDonald August 20, 2017

A Boston free speech event counter-protester (the folks there in opposition to free speech or something) had some unkind words for a black, Boston cop, whose job it was to keep the event… peaceful. No word on whether that officer was hit with any of the bottles of urine counter-protesters tossed at police. "You stupid ass […]

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A Conservative Walks through Free Speech Protesters

by Scott Morales August 20, 2017

And made us proud… A well-mannered, humble conservative gets the welcoming you’d expect as he walks through a crowd  protesting Free Speech yesterday in Boston. And he showed nothing but grace, dignity, and maturity. Trump supporter walks through crowd of hysterical Free speech protestors!They hackle, scream & insult him! #Boston pic.twitter.com/FYS1rnbj9B — Corryn ???????? (@Corrynmb) […]

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No Violence Reported at Boston ‘Free Speech’ Rally Today

by Steve MacDonald August 19, 2017

How do you put a context on the appearance of large crowds of progressives who show up to counter-protest a rally in support of free speech? Holding its rally at Boston Common, the group Boston Free Speech Coalition invited “libertarians, conservatives, traditionalists, classical liberal, Trump supporters or anyone else who enjoys their right to free speech.” … […]

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Ted Cruz’ Brilliant Remarks on Campus Free Speech

by Steve MacDonald June 22, 2017

Legal Insurrection

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Supreme Court unanimous: There is no ‘hate speech’ exception to the First Amendment

by Steve MacDonald June 20, 2017

Grab your ‘shovels’ and mount your “plows” ladies and gentleman because it’s time to move some snowflakes. The Supreme Court has unanimously confirmed that there is no hate Speech exception to the first amendment. Justice Kennedy writing for four justices said, A law found to discriminate based on viewpoint is an “egregious form of content […]

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Social Justice Movement is Just Another left Wing Cult

by Steve MacDonald May 23, 2017

Courtesy of Weekend Pundit, and also linked here, is the story of Keri Smith, who recently abandoned the SJW movement and her “ideological prison.” Why? Social justice advocates show a religious-like intolerance for those with whom they disagree, which sometimes manifests itself in unbridled bouts of emotion: “I see increasing numbers of so-called liberals cheering […]

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Is Free Speech Doomed at UNH?

by Steve MacDonald May 17, 2017

UNH, like most universities, is weighted down by diversity curricula and all the anti-free-speech BS that goes with it. This handicap culminated in the very public unmasking of the  UNH Bias-Free Language guide that, among other things, suggested the word American might be problematic. National attention motivated UNH President Mark Huddleston to release a statement claiming […]

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Too bad we don’t have enough adults on campuses like him right now

by Skip April 28, 2017

University of California Berkeley is the “fabled” home of the free speech movement back in the 60s.  Nowadays, not so much as we’ve seen the political correctness/cultural Marxism reach its nadir with respect to LIMITING that same concept.  You know, some dribble about offense, safe spaces, and oppression except it hasn’t stopped at just debate […]

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Are we headed to a new Darkness?

by Skip April 26, 2017

(H/T: Lucianne)

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