"I think it's a disgrace that somebody is able to have something, do something like that. The libel laws are very weak in this country. If they were strong, it would be very helpful."
There's something very wrong with Ryan weighing in on this and using his power in government to try to silence free speech. Qualifying that with acknowledging their right doesn't mitigate from the chilling of free speech of such a powerful person in government shaming the players' criticism of government.
When Donald Trump tweeted for a boycott of the NFL if team owners didn’t fire players for protesting racism, Trump may have broken a law that is punishable by a fine, jail time or both – and Trump may have further disqualified himself from serving in public office.
The judge ruled when Trump “repeatedly...instructed, and commanded” supporters to “get em’ out of here” the result was protesters being punched and kicked
The latest outrage, one that should alarm every American alive, is a call from a Trump acolyte in a Trump-related newspaper. The call to action was a summons for FBI Director James Comey, to use the authority of the Bureau to act as “official state police” to repress Americans exercising their First Amendment right to assemble.
If we start giving an unhinged president the power to choose which forms of speech should be free, it sets our country on a dangerous course.
If anyone in America warrants having their citizenship revoked, it is Donald Trump; but like all Americans who aren’t naturalized, once a always a citizen, and it is too bad in Trump’s case.
We have heard a lot from conservatives about the first amendment, most recently in defense of Rush Limbaugh, but what the right has been engaging in isn't free speech.
The planned burning of Qur'ans by an Evangelical church sends a confusing message that a violent act by them proves another group is violent, and threatens national security and the lives of American soldiers abroad.
Evidence is mounting that BP is not only trying to control message war as the oil continues to pour into the Gulf of Mexico, but also they are hassling reporters and media who are attempting to report on the clean up efforts. ABC News reporter Matt Gutman captured BP's daily tactics on video, as the energy giant tries to prevent the American people from seeing the truth.