LIBERTY: Cut the mic; go to jail

Monday, June 17, 2013

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/06/13/School-Violated-U-S-Constitution-and-Texas-Law-by-Censoring-Christian-Valedictorian

SCHOOL VIOLATED U.S. CONSTITUTION, TEXAS LAW BY CENSORING CHRISTIAN VALEDICTORIAN

by KEN KLUKOWSKI 14 Jun 2013, 4:13 AM PDT

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Joshua High School officials didn’t just act like a school bully when they turned off a valedictorian’s speech after the speaker mentioned Jesus. They also violated Texas law and the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Fox News’ Todd Starnes reported that when a Christian valedictorian at Joshua High School referenced his faith in his graduation speech, school officials literally turned the microphone off. The valedictorian has been accepted to the U.S. Naval Academy to become an officer, and Principal Mick Cochran threatened to write a letter to the Navy saying that this young man is of poor character, attempting to persuade the Navy to refuse allowing this talented student to attend.

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This is wrong on just so many levels. Let’s see if I can point out a few.

Gooferment Skrules — wrong on so many levels.

Valedictorian — agreeing to a set of conditions and then breaking them.

Skrule bureaucrats — redlining speeches. (Guess they have never heard of prior restraint?)

Principal — what a pal; threatening a little kid. (Yeah, if you can’t have sex with them figure out other ways to <synonym for the act of procreation> with their lives.

Christian — going into the military? (Guess he’s got a different interpretation of ‘blessed are the peacemakers’!)

The Navy — why do you want a trouble maker? (Think you can change him?)

Attorney General for the State of Texas — hey, there’s laws being broken! get a posse a go fix it. Or send a Texas Ranger.

Attorney General for the USA — Hey, you remember the First Amendment? Get on it. (Yeah, with the various -gates going on in the District of Corruption, this is chump change.)

Argh!

Move along all you Sheeple; nothing to see here.

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POLITICAL: Congress shall make no law …

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1011/67260.html

FCC cracks down on religious broadcasters
By BROOKS BOLIEK | 10/31/11 3:29 PM EDT

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While the FCC’s Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau used the Anglers Order as the model to grant at least 298 other exemptions, the full commission overturned that decision Oct. 20 after objections were raised from a coalition of organizations for the deaf and hard of hearing.

The churches may still be eligible to win an exemption from the rules if they can prove they can’t afford closed captioning, but they now have to make their case individually.

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I think the headline writer has it exactly right.

If the FCC can demand that they do this, why not that?

What’s next? Mandatory Spanish Language. Non-discrimintation against pro-choice, homosexual, LGT, … politicians?

Argh!

Lay down with the Devil; wake up with fleas.

Or something like that.

These churches should have said on day one, “Excuse me, First Amendment, remember that? We ain’t even talking to youse bureaucrats. And, I’m calling my Uncle Vinny, … “.

Referring to a blogger or maybe an old reporter! Whatever did you think I meant?

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POLITICAL: Hillary and free speech; say one thing, do another

Saturday, February 19, 2011

http://econlog.econlib.org/archives/2011/02/free_speech_for.html

FEBRUARY 18, 2011
Free Speech for Them but Not for Us
David Henderson

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Does Hillary Clinton Understand Irony?

On Tuesday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a speech at George Washington University in which she criticized foreign governments for cracking down on freedom of speech.

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Right while Clinton was touting free speech and look at the back of the small room and could, presumably, see McGovern, goons roughed up McGovern and hauled him away. Did Hillary Clinton protest? No. She didn’t even miss a beat.

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Interesting. And, no media attention at all.

Hillary is making a lot of missteps if she’s trying to become President?

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GOVEROTRAGEOUS: An assault on the First?

Saturday, July 17, 2010

http://torrentfreak.com/u-s-authorities-shut-down-wordpress-host-with-73000-blogs-100716/

U.S. Authorities Shut Down WordPress Host With 73,000 Blogs
Written by enigmax on July 16, 2010

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Indeed, 73,000 blogs is a significant number to take down in one swoop, regardless of what some users of the site may or may not have been doing. Time will tell if it was indeed a copyright complaint that took down the service but the signs are certainly there. Not so long ago the conclusion that this type of action could be taken on copyright grounds would have been dismissed out of hand, but the current atmosphere seems to be changing.

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Interesting. If the “wrong party” (R) had done this, then you’d expect to hear the media screaming like stuck pigs. But the “right party” (D) did it, so that makes it OK.

How soon, or how many times, do we have to learn to fight for our rights?

Now I don’t know much about the case. I don’t know if all 73k blogs were bad guys. I don’t know what precipitated “them” pulling the trigger. I do know in my gut that at least one of those was an innocent bystander.

Tonight, I’ll back up my blogs.

And, hope that the tyrants in power don’t pick on me!

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NEWJERSEY: An attack on First, Second, and Fifth Amendments

Saturday, June 12, 2010

http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?ID=5897

New Jersey Politicians Want A List of NRA Members and their Employers!

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In a blatant attempt by entrenched New Jersey politicians to strong arm citizens who oppose their re-election, Assemblywoman Linda Greenstein (D-14) and her co-sponsors have introduced legislation which would require certain contributors to issue advocacy organizations, including the NRA, to have their names, addresses and their employers information sent to the government. A2595, if passed, will mandate that any issue advocacy organization classified under IRS Code as a 501(C) (3), 501 (C) (4) or 527 that engages in the election or defeat of any person to State or local elective office; the passage or defeat of any public question; or that provides political information on any candidate, must submit the names and addresses of contributors and their employers to the Election Law Enforcement Commission.

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Argh!

Is she, and the political elite, out of their minds?

Does she support “listing” the Teacher’s Union membership? Name and address!

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POLITICAL: O’Reilly vs. Weiner Over Gold Controversy

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

http://video.foxnews.com/v/4210901/oreilly-vs-weiner-over-gold-controversy/?playlist_id=87937

O’Reilly vs. Weiner Over Gold Controversy

I listened to O’Reilly interview Wiener about Beck and Goldline. Now there is no doubt that Goldline is not my choice for a gold coin vendor. I recommend KITCO. And there is no doubt that they and Beck are tight. Like the View (i.e., where the hosts do a live in program ad read that appears like content), the ads are becoming part of the show. And, there is no doubt that Wiener has an agenda. Wiener has a whole industry to target; they have a lot of ripoffs, but he picks out Beck’s sponsor. There is no doubt that the liberals and their willing dupes in the media are out to silence Beck. Either by criticizing him, by their boycott, or now by their smear. It’s a sad day when a sitting member of Congress from the House of Reps takes such visibly partisan swipe at a media comentator. You never see that from the other side. The liberal Press wouldn’t tolerate it. We shouldn’t empower these criminals in the District of Corruption to attack law abiding members of the media and their sponsors with impunity.

Bottom line: (1) The citizens, who can vote, should be ashamed of this man’s attempted use of force in their name. (2) Everyone one should be upset about this backdoor attack on the First Amendment.

imho!

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POLITICAL: What about “free speech”?

Monday, May 10, 2010

http://www.sltrib.com/D=g/ci_15046518

Glover gets ovation, some boos at USU graduation
Some chided actor for not putting hand over heart at flag ceremony.
By Arrin Newton Brunson
Special To The Tribune
Updated: 05/08/2010 09:07:46 PM MDT

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He said he had been booed before. “People have problems sometimes with what I believe and who I talk to,” Glover told The Tribune . “I try to respect people, honor them.”

USU police Lt. Steve Milne, who prepared for protesters by banning signs inside the building during the ceremony, confiscated two posters.

“It is the Spectrum [arena], but this wasn’t a basketball game,” Milne told The Salt Lake Tribune .

It was the crowd surrounding critics that finally quieted the disruptive yelling. For Morgan Jackson, who came to watch her cousin Sidney Allen graduate, the constant booing a few rows behind her was “irritating.”

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Danny Glover is a left wing “loon” imho. Not that I always disagree with him, his statements, or his actions.

“Patriotism”, to me, means living up to the ideals of the nation. One of those ideals is “free speech”.

Glover’s is big man; he can take a little heckling. And, apparently from the report, did handle it well.

My concern is the police “banning signs” inside the building.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but that is NOT the police’s job: interfering with free speech. Political speech!

I assume that USU — Utah State University — is a gooferment college. At least, that’s what it appears to be on their website.

Dee Glen Smith Spectrum is a building on the campus built with taxpayer funds.

I’m sure the University is well-involved with gooferment funding.

So will some one please explain to me how the protester’s free speech was abridged?

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