Free Speech

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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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 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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