Category Archives: First Amendment

Condoleezza Rice, censorship and liberty

Rutgers University did not live up to the liberal education ideal when it disinvited Condoleezza Rice.
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Rutger’s University has been making the news lately – but not for any exemplary accomplishment. Recently, the University had invited former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to speak at their graduation ceremony. Ms. Rice, although not a true blue conservative by anyone’s standards, is an accomplished woman and has an incredible success story to tell. She also happened to have served under the much-hated Bush Administration as Secretary of State – and therein lies the rub. Apparently any association with our former 43rd President deserves liberal castigation.

Email and Internet censorship?

TEA Party to GOP establishment: enough already.
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As of last week TPATH has begun an extensive investigation into censorship and filtering of the conservative message in email and over the internet by Google, Optimum, AOL and possibly several others.

Soros campaigns to shut me down

Bradlee Dean takes on Rachel Maddow and MSNBC--now in c ourt.
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Some people love to pull your hair, smack you in the face, assault you and your livelihood, and then have the audacity to cry victim. George Soros is one of them. His latest attack against me is a prize example.

Change.org attacks Bradlee Dean at fair

Bradlee Dean takes on Rachel Maddow and MSNBC--now in c ourt.
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Throwing logic aside, a left-wing petition on the popular website Change.org has taken aim at popular preacher and radio personality Bradlee Dean and his participation in the Minnesota state fair recently.

Koch Brothers: for the defense

TEA Party to GOP establishment: enough already.
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Who would ever think that a housewife living in the hills of New Jersey would feel obliged to defend the Koch Brothers? And yet, that is just the position I find myself in today. Let me make this clear and to the point. I don’t know much about these brothers except that they are very successful and donate quite a bit of money to defend free markets, libertarian causes, and are large benefactors to Americans for Prosperity. So, if somewhere along the line someone reading this post has a problem with them, please spare me your comments. I’m not interested.

Eric Holder flops

Eric Holder, or at least his aide, got caught with his pants down.
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Eric Holder treated his friends in the media abominably over the last several months. So he tried to make it up to them with a private party. He might have known that more than half of them would never want to be alone with him behind a closed door ever again. And that’s exactly what they told him.

James Rosen case: we are all Becket

James Rosen reminds us: we are all Thomas Becket today.
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Four years ago, James Rosen, Fox News Washington Bureau chief, involved himself in a leak of classified information. Only this time the Justice Department told a court they were ready to prosecute, not Rosen’s source, but James Rosen himself. Was this a ruse to get evidence against his source? That does not matter. What matters is that the so-called Justice Department set a precedent for prosecuting a reporter for doing no more than his job under the First Amendment.

Romeike family to defend home schooling

Common Core puts a worm into this apple.
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Uwe and Hannalore Romeike and their children will have their day in court today – specifically the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. That court will decide whether they can stay in this country to home school their children, or have to leave the United States. They fear that if they have to go back to Germany, they face arrest and imprisonment, and their children face removal to foster care, over their home schooling practices.

Education Reform, Part 1

Common Core puts a worm into this apple.
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There are several categories that need to be discussed regarding Education Reform. This will be a two-part series. Part One will discuss the problems and the proposals. Part Two will discuss the solutions to this problem that lie within the hands of We the People. Although those interested in this position are probably well aware of the shortcomings in the field of academia, I would like to mention a few things before getting down to the nuts and bolts.

Press: free or lapdogs?

Josef Stalin understood gun control better than many people today
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It’s no secret, nor is it difficult to find, with just a cursory brush with American history, to what extent the Founding Fathers understood the vital importance of a free press and the right of the people to be informed. The Bill of Rights, consisting of the 10 most important requirements for an enduring, prosperous and free society, listed first, the number one condition, freedom of speech.