Trump’s Assault On the First Amendment Takes Root In Public Louisiana High School

In a tweet, Shaun King shared a chilling announcement from a public high school principle in Louisiana. It’s the first indication that Trump’s attack on the first amendment is taking root. read more

Opinion: U.N. Condemns Republican Bills Criminalizing Peaceful Protests

Since January 2017 a number of undemocratic bills that if enacted into law, threatens one of the United States’ constitutional pillars: free speech.

Woman Uses Baseball Bat On Preacher Known For “You Deserve to Be Raped” Sign

A preacher who has spent years spewing hate speech at students and at public events learned there are physical consequences for hate speech.

Scott Walker’s Illegal Arrests Of Protesters May Cost Wisconsin Taxpayers $1 million

Walker's attempt to abolish unions and ordering the arrest of protestors exercising their Constitutionally-protected freedom to assemble peaceably to seek redress of their grievance against a Koch puppet acting like Hitler actions that have already cost Wisconsin taxpayers $45,000 with another $1 million on the near horizon.

Hey Everybody, You’re Not for Free Speech if You Are Only for Your Own

The Pope said, "You cannot provoke, you cannot insult other people's faith, you cannot mock it" but mocks critics of religion as provocateurs

It’s Time to Give Anti-Choice Zealots A Taste of Their Own Medicine

Freedom of speech goes both ways and it is high time to give back to religious extremists what they dole out against women with impunity; and Supreme Court approval.

Darrell Issa Hid The Truth About Benghazi For a Year While Attacking President Obama

Darrell Issa who has had the same information the New York Times reported for over a year and sat on his ass wasting taxpayer time and money pursuing Barack Obama.

Republican Hypocrites Can’t Hide From the Hypocrisy Behind Their Duck Dynasty Outrage

For Americans with half-a-brain, the conservative hypocrisy is as glaring as the subjects conservatives are certain their older, whiter, and religiously-inclined voters embrace.

Mike Huckabee Defends Phil Robertson With a Paranoid Rant Against Militant Homosexuals

What Huckabee and the religious right object to is losing what they consider religious freedom to impose their rules on the rest of the population.

A&E’s Decision to Suspend Phil Robertson Is Not a Freedom of Speech Issue

Whether or not one is inclined towards intellectual masochism by watching A&E's "Duck Dynasty," the decision to suspend one of the show's stars is not a freedom of speech issue.

The Religious Right Champions Moral Relativism in Defense of Phil Robertson

All this fuss about Phil Robertson comes down to the Religious Right's insistence that they have a right to say nobody else has rights

MSNBC Helped Sarah Palin Muzzle the 1st Amendment By Not Supporting Martin Bashir

What MSNBC accomplished by not supporting Bashir's 1st Amendment right was to muzzle and pre-censor the rest of the network's on-air talent. They also positioned themselves as just another conservative media outlet.

Vaginas and Uteruses and Republicans, Oh My!

Republicans must talk about vaginas given the laws they've been making but they're not about to extend Democrats the same privilege

Bill Maher’s Defense of the Indefensible

Bill Maher attempted to defend Rush Limbaugh's freedom of speech but attacked our right to be to be offended, our right to speak in response to hate

Do You Love Your Freedoms? Sarah Palin Has Citizen Kicked Out for T-Shirt

Exercising Freedom of Speech is Dangeorus in Alaska

Sarah Palin had a woman escorted out of her book signing today in Alaska. The woman's crime was the t-shirt she wore which read "worst governor ever". Ms Palin is often complaining about her own first amendment rights (translated to mean the Press can not criticize her or fact-check her without trampling on her first amendment rights) but seems to think less highly of other Americans' rights.

The Republican Siren Song of Sedition

Throughout my life I’ve never hated someone’s message so much that I wanted to shut him or her down by force. My liberal parents taught me that those folks had a right to freedom of speech. Freedom of speech. This is our right as American citizens. Part of my job as a citizen is to tolerate ideas with which I do not agree, so long as they do not infringe on the rights and safety of others. This is a concept that Republicans no longer understand.