‘The most seriously professorial politician since Woodrow Wilson’ doesn’t understand the 1st Amendment

Professor Newt demonstrates a fundamentally profound misunderstanding of Amendment 1. “We’re going to serve notice on future debates,” [Gingrich] told Fox. “We’re just not going to allow that to happen. That’s wrong. The media doesn’t control free speech. People ought to be allowed to applaud if they want to.” To paraphrase Ronald Reagan, the media […]

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Prosecuting hate speech is more dangerous than hate speech

In the UK, it’s against the law to declare homosexuality a sin. Dale McAlpine was charged with causing “harassment, alarm or distress” after a homosexual police community support officer (PCSO) overheard him reciting a number of “sins” referred to in the Bible, including blasphemy, drunkenness and same sex relationships. The 42-year-old Baptist, who has preached […]

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fear and hypocrisy in the uk

A Dutch member of Parliament who compared the Koran to Mein Kampf was barred from entering Britain last week because his presence endangered public safety. Seems the UK has quite the double standard. Critics of the British action pointed to what they said were inconsistencies in the government’s handling of controversial visitors, notably in allowing […]

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decapitation du jour

On second thought, I won’t be watching “Fitna,” but I will post it, in solidarity. Thanks to Thomas for the link, and for the warning about the beheading found within. That’s enough to keep me from clicking play, though I defend the filmmaker’s purposeful provocation.

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