Free Speech

Is Father’s Day Destined for the Dumpster?

by Steve MacDonald June 15, 2016
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Kevin Kervick joins us to talk about the latest hateful atrocity destined to be ushered out of style by the Social Justice warriors, Father’s Day. It’s unfair to people without fathers and has to go. We also discuss a Title IX case against the University of Montana, Free speech on University Campuses, as well as […]

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There is no such thing as ‘Hate Speech’

by Steve MacDonald June 12, 2016
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I have long argued that the term ‘Hate Speech’ is a rhetorical flourish with no actual meaning. It is a garnish, constructed in the victim factories of the social-justice mullahs of the politically-correct left to control ideas and censor words through intimidation. And while progressives have become fond of adding it to legislation, policies, rules, and the […]

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Federal court revives challenge to PA buffer zone

by Ellen Kolb June 1, 2016

While New Hampshire abortion providers are deciding whether to put our state’s currently-unenforced anti-First-Amendment “buffer zone” law  to work, they might want to keep an eye on the Bruni case out of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. A challenge by peaceful pro-lifers to that city’s buffer zone law had been tossed by a federal district court – but on June […]

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NH State Senator Andy Sanborn: you are wrong on this. Even more so, Grant Bosse…

by Skip May 11, 2016

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. [Art.] 22. [Free Speech; Liberty of the Press.] Free speech […]

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Crowder Absolutely DESTROYS Special Little Snowflakes at UMASS

by Kimberly Morin April 30, 2016

MUST. SEE. VIDEO.

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Notable Quote – David Horowitz

by Skip April 26, 2016

It is a strange election cycle when Republicans go to war with each other with a ferocity rarely manifest when they are confronting Democrats and their progressive agendas. It is especially puzzling because a general consensus has formed on the right that the Democratic Party is moving so far left that its agendas threaten the […]

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Bernie’s lawyers apparently never heard of the Streisand effect

by Skip April 17, 2016

And I thought Socialists were against the Right to Private Property?  Seems like someone wants to defend Bernie’s Intellectual Property (a very important part of Private Property)?  From Overlawyered we see some lawyers haven’t figured out that the Internet has a vote in all this.  IMHO, this should be a flat out free speech issue, […]

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Speech and Censorship

by Steve MacDonald April 12, 2016
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We talk about our bread and butter – free speech and how we’re better at allowing it and protecting it than our progressive friends. Here’s a little ‘taste’ from the segment above (42 sec.)… Listen to the full interview above. Full podcast here.  

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Emory Stands for Free Expression

by Steve MacDonald April 4, 2016
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The Leftists going nuts over #TheChalkening really need to chillax and remember the benefits of free speech. … Free speech is important on college campuses, even if it’s promoting something I personally disagree with. College is supposed to prepare students for “real life,” meaning they’ll face challenging and uncomfortable situations. There’s no reason to create […]

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Speech Can’t be Funded with Public Money Unless Money…is Speech.

by Steve MacDonald April 3, 2016
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Skip has been sounding the alarm on Democracy Spring, the latest (no-doubt well-funded) progressive-barbarian horde sent to pillage your constitutional rights. But Justice Clarence Thomas, quoted here in Luis v. United States, makes a very clear case for WHY the progressive left’s get-“outside”-money-out-of-elections fraud would violate those rights (emphasis, mine). Constitutional rights protect the necessary prerequisites for […]

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Democracy Spring – MOBS disrupt, democracies reason

by Skip April 2, 2016

Unless of course, you are using the language and definitions of the Left which at that point, democracy = mobs under the Left’s control.  And certainly, the Democracy Spring march, in which NH Rebellion is participating, is all that and more: Washington, beware: Democracy Spring is officially on its way to “reclaim the People’s House.” So declared […]

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Instapundit answers THE question of last night’s riot at cancelled Trump rally

by Skip March 12, 2016

I remember people saying that back in 1968, too. Back then, it was the New Left radicals attacking (literally a riot) their “own” Party, the Democrats.  Now, the New Left (organized by MoveOn.org) is going after Trump – who breaks every conceivable Political Correctness out there.  And we are now seeing, outside of college campuses), […]

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Are Campaign Finance Reformers Ignorant or are They Lying to You?

by Steve MacDonald March 11, 2016
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We are increasingly living in an oligarchy where big money is buying politicians. We must overturn Citizens United before it’s too late. — Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 11, 2016 The unspoken half-truth behind this idea is that while money has influence campaign finance reform does nothing to fix that. Citizen’s United made it better. Campaign finance reform […]

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University of Missouri Enrollment Drops 20%

by Steve MacDonald March 10, 2016
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If you’ve forgotten, the University of Missouri had a riot, of sorts. A protest. A sit in, with standing, and shouting. There was fist waving and threats over the alleged outrage over an alleged poop swastika, on an alleged bathroom wall, left–perhaps allegedly–by some alleged descendant of Piltdown Man. All the finest people were offended. […]

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She Now Believes That America Did Not Come as Advertised

by Steve MacDonald March 8, 2016
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There is an excellent article written by Marc Randazza at Pope Hat, on the descent away from free speech and open debate. There is a bit of (justifiable) grown-up language near the end, so consider yourself warned, but you should go and read it. Allow me to set the table with a sample. “… Michael Moroz is the son […]

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Carl Gibson – Hoax Email Meant to Cost Dean-Bailey Her Election Was Protected Speech

by Steve MacDonald February 22, 2016
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  The Concord Monitor is reporting that NH Democrat Maureen Mann staffer Carl Robert Gibson’s lawyer is trying to get the election tampering charges against him dropped based on the premise that Gibson’s hoax email is protected by the first amendment. Gibson’s attorney, Michael Iacopino, filed a motion Jan. 22 to dismiss the charges. He wrote […]

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The Word ‘Free’ in Free Speech, has Nothing To Do With Money

by Steve MacDonald February 13, 2016
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The image above, from an email I referenced here, is the exercise of political speech by people trying to get money out of speech. I don’t believe that is desirable, so naturally, I have some questions. Who paid for the poster board, the stick, the staples, the markers, the smartphone he is (probably) using to tweet the […]

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NH Rebellion’s Many Progressive Bedfellows

by Steve MacDonald December 26, 2015
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NH Rebellion is a magnet for useful idiots. Rule #1 – If *Democrats want it odds are good it’s bad for freedom, individual liberty, State sovereignty, the Constitution, and the country. Stay away. (*We’re talking about the progressive variety running the party and setting the agenda and those that keep them in power.) Rule #1a […]

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It seems this is a feature, not a bug: Yalies sign petition to repeal First Amendment

by Skip December 20, 2015

Absolutely gobsmacking!  Here ARE the Elites-in-waiting at one of the most prestigious school in the world and here in America.  One would expect that these wonderkids would “get” our history, given how many Presidents, Congresscritters, and Supremes (and others in lofty places in American society) it has graduated. Micro-aggressions, safe spaces, ability not to be […]

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Guest Post by Brian “Bulldog” Tilton for NH Rebellion

by Skip December 8, 2015

Here at GraniteGrok, we relish the debate.  I recently put up a post on NH Rebellion’s time on WMUR’s CLOSEUP – Bulldog has asked to put up a rebuttal which I provide below completely but with some reformatting to make it more “bloggish”: I am writing in response to Skip Murphy’s post of December 6, […]

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CLOSEUP last week: NH Rebellion attack on Free Speech

by Skip December 6, 2015

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. [Art.] 22. [Free Speech; Liberty of the Press.] Free speech […]

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Notable Quote – George Will

by Skip November 18, 2015

On what Progressivism and its tool, political correctness / cultural Marxism, has wrought in the Ivory Tower (emphasis mine): But whatever responsibility attaches to the parenting that produced those brittle Yalies, a larger portion of blame goes to the monolithic culture of academia. Where progressivism reigns, vigilant thought police will enforce a peace of wary […]

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Do They Get A Brown Shirt When They Sign The Petition?

by Steve MacDonald September 25, 2015
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  “There is more than one way to burn a book. And the world is full of people running around with lit matches.” – Ray Bradbury Ken White at POPEHAT has a nice piece on the brouhaha at Wesleyn. The school paper arranged words in a manner that displeased some in the college community. The […]

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Read the First Amendment much, Democrats?

by Skip September 6, 2015

Freedom of Speech, Right of conscious – two pillars of American Exceptionalism that ideas matter and that the Federal Government was PROHIBITED from restricting individuals from their God given and natural law rights.  Yet, it looks like the Democrats in California have both forgotten that little aspect and are all too willing to trample it […]

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UNH Prez. Mark Huddleston – Run Away! Run Away!

by Steve MacDonald July 30, 2015
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Thanks to ‘Axel’ for adding this update on Facebook. (Here is the link to the quote in the Concord Monitor) Statement from UNH President Mark Huddleston on Bias-Free Language Guide July 29, 2015 “While individuals on our campus have every right to express themselves, I want to make it absolutely clear that the views expressed […]

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Proving Andrew Klavan’s “liberals are going fascist” is this gem – Speak with words I don’t want you to say, Government should shut you up

by Skip July 28, 2015

““just not going to call people by their names, and that they’re going to misgender them, just because they can.”” Ah yes, the Liberty provided by the First Amendment to the US Constitution (and, I might add, from our very fine NH Constitution): [Art.] 22. [Free Speech; Liberty of the Press.] Free speech and liberty […]

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Notable Quote – Andrew Klavan

by Skip July 28, 2015

concerning the Left’s embracing their censors when they hear speech they do not like; it is insufficient to debate those of us on the Right.  Instead, they refuse to debate, thinking us beneath their dignity, but fully within their “dignity” to use any and all tactics to silence those that disagree with their politically correct […]

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“Now the contest begins to see who’ll be the angriest winner.”

by Skip July 10, 2015

OF OBERGEFELL AND OSTRACISM: After the Supreme Court’s decision on Same Sex Marriage, Dan McLaughlin of Red State was quoted as saying, “Now the contest begins to see who’ll be the angriest winner.” Last week it was George Takei of Star Trek making racist slurs against Clarence Thomas. This week, Max Lindenman of Patheos spots […]

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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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