Free Speech

UNH Professor Gloats About Disrupting Conservative Speaker

by Steve MacDonald May 26, 2018

From Campus Reform, A disruptive heckler who was filmed harassing Dave Rubin during a speech at the University of Hampshire on May 1 turns out to be a Senior Lecturer in Women’s Studies at UNH. Rubin, a well-known gay, Democrat online talk show host, has recently gained popularity among young conservatives for his willingness to […]

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From Feb. 2016 to Feb. 2018 the global average temperatures dropped 0.56°C

by Steve MacDonald May 21, 2018

Aaron Brown, writing at Real Clear Markets reports that, according to NASA Data, “the greatest global two-year cooling event of the last century just occurred.” How could you have missed that news? It sounds a lot like Climate Change. The Climate changed, measurably, and historically, on the altar of the same NASA Climate Temple as […]

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FIRE Gives UNH “Green Light” for Free Speech (Say What!)

by Steve MacDonald May 16, 2018

Greg Moore took me by surprise with a tweet about how the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) had given UNH it’s highest rating for free speech. Say what? As a regular critic, I commend @UofNH for revising their speech code, civility code and "bias incident protocol" to finally begin embracing free speech on campus. […]

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The Coalition for Open Democracy Isn’t Very Transparent

by Steve MacDonald May 12, 2018

The Coalition for Open Democracy was founded by New Hampshire’s Granny (D) Haddock to fight big money in politics. All based on the idea that wealthy special interests are warping the process. Granny D left our world in 2010 and since then, or more specifically in 2014, 2015, and 2016 Open Democracy racked in a total […]

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Yeah, looks about right

by Skip May 9, 2018

(H/T: Powerline)

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The Press, Corporations, Campaign Finance, and The First Amendment

by Steve MacDonald May 5, 2018

Eugene Volokh is writing a series of articles on Free Speech and freedom of the press over at Reason. In this installment, he looks at exceptions afforded to a special class of corporate ‘speakers’ the professional press. Under any sensible accounting scheme, an editorial supporting a candidate would cost a lot in labor costs and the […]

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Has the Professional Left Silenced You? They Will if You Dare to Disagree

by Steve MacDonald May 1, 2018

Democrats don’t know what they don’t know and they only have themselves to blame. Why are so many Democrats shocked when a Republican is elected president? Because, as they themselves say, they “don’t know anyone” who voted for the Republican. The primary reason for this is the people in their life who voted for Donald […]

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UNH Institutes Anti-Free Speech ‘Social Media Policy’

by Steve MacDonald April 30, 2018

The Univerity of New Hampshire has added a Social Media Policy to its Student’s Rights, Rules, and Responsibility code of conduct. It’s a Big Brother chill-blanket on free speech that allows anyone to report anyone else whenever they think their feelings have been hurt or the feelings of others might be hurt. What could go […]

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NH Senate Passes Gag Order on Therapists, Pastors, and Others. Will Gov. Sununu Sign It? [Updated]

by Steve MacDonald April 20, 2018

Yesterday, by a vote of 14-10, the New Hampshire State Senate passed HB587, a lawyer-up bill so badly written that it will not just compel speech. It will place a gag order on therapists, counselors, nurses, clergy, coaches, and anyone who might be consulted (even tangentially) for guidance on the issue of sexual attraction, even as Amended. […]

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Republicans Against Free Speech

by Steve MacDonald April 17, 2018

Carolyn McKinney’s rebuttal to “some Republicans” pushing to remove the word ‘traditional’ as a qualifier to the word ‘marriage’ in the New Hampshire Republican State Platform is brilliant. It’s so good those Republicans don’t want you to read it. (If you have problems with the above link the piece is also cross-posted here.) Somone or perhaps a few […]

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Antifa’s War On Some Women

by Steve MacDonald April 15, 2018

When the left tells you that women are a protected class, they are lying. Women who march in lockstep with the left’s narrow agenda are protected as long as they keep up. This is true for blacks, gays, trans, cis, Metrosexual-pajama-boys, bearded-Marxists, or any designer state of being manufactured by the liberal ministry of identity […]

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Timberlane Superintendent Metzler: your “free speech” must have my prior approval before I will allow you to freely speak

by Skip April 13, 2018

Seems like the Earl of Metzler is coming up against “the rabble” (normally called students and people paying his salary) more and more.  So he has arbitrarily decided to become like those college campuses that haven’t the foggiest idea of what the First Amendment Free Speech clause is all about.  Instead – he “deigns” to […]

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Notable Quote: Why Should Freedom of Speech…Be Allowed.

by Steve MacDonald April 12, 2018

Who does this sound like? “Why should freedom of speech and freedom of the press be allowed? Why should a government which is doing what it believes is right allow itself to be criticized? It would not allow opposition by lethal weapons. Ideas are much more fatal things than guns.” – V.I. Lenin And when the […]

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The Totalitarian impulse did not die with the Soviet Union

by Steve MacDonald April 5, 2018

I think that the entirety of the modern American Left’s agenda can be summarized in the words of Theodore Dalrymple, who notes, The totalitarian impulse did not die with the Soviet Union, but rather fractured into many different monomanias. The freedom that many people desire is the freedom to limit other people’s freedom, which they find […]

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Democrat Party Drooling Over Malaysian Law – Fake News Could Get You 6 Months In Jail

by Steve MacDonald April 2, 2018

From the ‘They’d never do this here‘ files, yes they would. Malaysia on Monday approved a law against “fake news” that would allow for prison of up to six years for offenders, shrugging off critics who say it was aimed at curbing dissent and free speech ahead of a general election. And yes, this is […]

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They Don’t Just Want the Guns…

by Steve MacDonald March 28, 2018

After Parkland, Democrats feel like they can come out of the closet on gun control. Inside their bubble, the outside world changed. The complete and utter failure of every mechanism they promised would protect us without a right to self-defense failed. Their response to this failure is to claw at your rights, and openly demand […]

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Craigslist Drop Personal Section after Congress Acts – Is it a Free Speech Issue?

by Steve MacDonald March 24, 2018

Congressional action has prompted Craigslist to shutter its personals section for fear of criminal or civil liability. You can still find furniture or a roommate on Craigslist. But ads seeking romance or sexual connections are no longer going to be available, after Craigslist took down the “personals” section Friday for its U.S. site. The company […]

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Yeah, so much for the Constitution, right Democrats? An aside on the Democrat only sponsored SB466

by Skip March 18, 2018

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.  I like how the Cornell Law School interprets the […]

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All the Rage: Laws That Allow a Government to Ban Speech it Decides Is ‘Hateful’

by Steve MacDonald March 16, 2018

If I’ve said it once I’ve said it dozens of times and more likely hundreds, there’s no such thing as hate speech. It doesn’t exist but in the minds of people looking for an opportunity to create a legal precedent to ban speech with which they disagree. Speech they hate. The Democrats proved this repeatedly by […]

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What Happened to That Democrat Bill to Muzzle Frank Edelblut?

by Steve MacDonald March 14, 2018

Democrats throw ($*!t) at the wall until something sticks, and they never seem to have a shortage of the stuff. Case in point. SenateBill 466 was issued the day after NH Ed. Commissioner Frank Edelblut responded to a vapid tweet from Executive Councilor turned congressional Candidate Pajama-Boy Chris Pappas. The State Democrat Party, who were naturally in […]

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The First Amendment Doesn’t Apply to You If You Are Pro-Life

by Steve MacDonald March 14, 2018

Freelance writer, pro-life activist Ellen Kolb joins me to discuss compelled speech and the case of NIFLA v Becerra which challenges a California Law the forces pro-life clinics to advertise state-funded abortion services. Follow this program on TuneIn Also Available on Google Play

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[Updated] Why Does Gilmanton, NH Have an Ordinance Prohibiting Political Signs?

by Steve MacDonald February 27, 2018

[Updated] The town of Gilmanton, New Hampshire appears to be violating first amendment protections for political speech.  A New Hampshire town building inspector has asked property owners to take down signs suggesting selectmen don’t support the police, saying the messages appear to violate an ordinance against political signs. Letters were sent to private property owners […]

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The Trans-Bill is Back and There’s Gonna Be Trouble…

by Steve MacDonald February 27, 2018

The Trans-Bill is back (HB 1319) as Kimberly Morin joins me to talk about the legislation, how it threatens actual rights, violates women’s privacy, carves out special exceptions, and why we don’t even need it. Follow GrokTALK! on Also Available on Google Play

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Windham School Board – That Transgender Bathroom policy really isn’t official? Part 3

by Skip February 20, 2018

“…transgenderism is a belief system that increasingly looks like a cultish religion—a modern-day Gnosticism denying physical reality for deceived perceptions—being forced on the public by the state”. Well, tonite is the night that Rob Breton, Dennis Senibaldi and Keleigh McAllister will be facing the music – and probably not tunes they wish to listen to.  And […]

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Equity, Equality, Social Justice, and Speech Policing at Dartmouth College

by Steve MacDonald February 14, 2018

A young man applied for a role on the Dartmouth Trips Directorate and was rejected. The Directorate is 15-4 women to men. So he wrote an opinion piece to the Campus paper (The Dartmouth) offering his opinion about the leadership’s response to his rejection and their priorities. This year, the Trips directors’ obsession with diversity verges […]

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Disturbing UNH Campus Climate Report Never Mentions Free Speech

by Steve MacDonald February 11, 2018

Last September, the University System of New Hampshire released a preliminary report on Campus Climate. Its purpose was to institutionalize the bunching of panties after students wearing sombreros and fake mustaches at a Cinco de Mayo party on campus rustled some social justice jimmies. The report began the long process of navel-gazing over Kampus Klimate and the Komplexities of what […]

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Progressive Billionaire Tom Steyer Tells DNC Machinery He Can “Do It” Without Them

by Steve MacDonald January 27, 2018

From Frank Sinatra who did it his way to Pedro Cerrano in the movie Major League who said, “F— You! Jobu, I do it myself,” entertainment prides itself on featuring a “talent” who bails on their old conventions and grabs independence with both hands “and a flashlight.” It’s a mixed message, coming from that liberal bivouac. Moving […]

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Until the people who claim to want “money out of politics” …

by Steve MacDonald January 5, 2018

Until the people who claim to want “money out of politics” stop being the same people who want as much money as possible to run through the hands of Washington politicians and bureaucrats, it is a safe bet they are using the idea of ‘campaign finance reform’ to control other peoples political speech.  

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The Disingenuous Misrepresentation of Free Speech

by Steve MacDonald January 4, 2018

“Paint me” like one of your Trotskyite ‘girls.’ “…from time to time, American colleges and universities are subject to witness hate speech or activity that is disguised as free speech. Such has been the case in recent weeks at several colleges and universities in San Antonio and throughout Texas. As members of the Higher Education Council […]

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To Silence One Commissioner NH Democrats Would Use The Government to Silence Them All.

by Steve MacDonald December 27, 2017

The NHGOP sent out an email today on the easily triggered, toll-hike loving Chris Pappas, complete with a quote from a Union Leader Editorial. “For some reason, Frank Edelblut drives Democrats at the State House completely crazy. Edelblut recently tweeted to Executive Councilor Chris Pappas about the Cyber Robotics Coding Competition, using a phrase Pappas […]

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