Free Speech

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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Being Constitutional is everybody’s business and concern – not just the Judiciary

by Skip June 27, 2014

NH State Rep. Sandra Keans (R, now D): “I don’t try to justify anything by the Constitution, it’s not my job and I don’t want to do it”. NH State Rep. Susan Almy (D): “Well, you don’t get to decide what is Constitutional and I don’t get to decide what is Constitutional, the judiciary decides […]

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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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Notable Quote – John Adams

by Susan Olsen June 21, 2014

“…we use no other artillery than goose quills..” Or pixels.    

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Obama is behind the IRS Scandal to silence Liberty & Freedom / Free Speech

by Skip June 11, 2014

The IRS was weaponized by the Progressives, chief among them the Community Organizer Obama.  Being an Alinskyite, he TAUGHT the lessons that the end justifies any means, and the end is just pure power (aka, a Totalitarian government).  Quacking platitudes that Free Speech matters only until they believe that can destroy it.  With Lois Lerner […]

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GrokSHOT! – Former Army Lt. Col (Special Forces) & Gilford School Board’s Kurt Webber tries to give a Civics lesson

by Skip June 3, 2014

#FAIL:  “You WILL obey Our rules or we will have you arrested!”  How authoritarian. I’m on vacation for a bit so blogging will be light from me for a while.  However, the infamous Gilford School Board, that had parent William “Billy” Baer arrested simply for trying to engage the Board as to why his freshman daughter […]

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GrokTALK! May 24th, 2014 – Michelle Levell For The NH House

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2014
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Longtime Grassroots activist Michelle Levell joins us to talk about why she is running for the NH House (Rock-7, Windham).  We chat about SB120 (Death to speech!) and some of the gaping holes in the legislation, accountability, emotional pleas as policy, gun rights, dealing with media bias, and school choice. GrokTALK! Segment Two (30 min) […]

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GrokSHOTS! – Is Any Shared Opinion Potential Coordination?

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2014
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SB120 is written so badly that you could probably make the case that any shared opinion in any digital medium could be construed as coordination–which brings us back to the problem of estimating expense relative to any perceived act of coordination…which was left undefinable because the point was never meant to be defining sums to […]

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GrokTALK! May 17th, 2014 Jane Cormier on Free Speech in NH

by Steve MacDonald May 21, 2014
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House Rep. Jane Cormier joins us to discuss the decline of free speech in New Hampshire.  Bills like SB 120 and SB 319 are coming out of the Republican Senate to the applause of the Democrat House, all to the detriment of free speech. Jane brings up the likely unconstitutional nature of these bills and […]

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GrokTALK! May 17th, 2014 Black Mass, Free Speech, and A Canadian Warns Us About ObamaCare

by Steve MacDonald May 17, 2014
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Canadian Health Care Refugee Shona Holmes had to come to America to treat a brain tumor and since then she’s been a patient advocate fighting for health care rights in Canada; she’s got some observations for us, and a few warnings about ObamaCare.  Before that State Rep Jane Cormier joins us to talk the decline […]

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To Help Educate The Peasants About the “New Free Speech” in New Hampshire

by Steve MacDonald May 15, 2014
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If Comrade Hassan Signs SB 120 into law we will need to educate the peasants about the new Free Speech rules in New “Live not so Free and Die State.” H/T to the internet and the Glory to Arstozka Meme

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NH House Passes Speech Cartel – Bill SB-120

by Steve MacDonald May 15, 2014
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The anti-free speech bill SB120 creates a government regulated speech cartel, that violates the US constitution, the New Hampshire Constitution, and common sense, but the NH Legislature passed it anyway.  Governor Nanny Hassan is expected to sign it because it violates your speech rights in a way favorable to her oppressive political worldview. The next […]

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GrokTALK! May 10th Segment Two – No Free Speech For The Peasants

by Steve MacDonald May 13, 2014
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No Free Speech for the Peasants! In segment two Kevin Bloom joins us to talk about anti-seech bill SB 120.   We talk transparency, whether the bill would do what proponents claim (it wont), who benefits most (elected officials, political parties, lobbyists), and who gets hurt (the grassroots, small business owners, and regular, unsuspecting citizens). […]

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